Sunday, September 13, 2009

Haemacure presentation

MONTREAL, Sept. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Haemacure Corporation (TSX : HAE) reported today on current activities and released the financial results of its third quarter endedJuly 31.
Current Activities
Haemacure and Angiotech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. started work pursuant to the strategic collaboration entered into inJune 2009, including the shipment of product to Angiotech. This collaboration provides Angiotech with license, distribution and supply rights for Haemacure's all-human fibrin sealant and thrombin products, both of which are in development.
Haemacure is actively preparing for the pivotal phase II/III clinical trials for its fibrin sealant and is seeking additional financing.
"We are very pleased with the strategic collaboration Haemacure entered into with Angiotech, which provides liquidity and an important validation of our company and its product candidates." said Joseph Galli, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Haemacure. "In addition, we are in discussion with other parties who need fibrin sealant and thrombin to enable their products." concluded Mr. Galli.
Financial Position
Cash, cash equivalents and investments amounted to$336,598 as at July 31, 2009, as compared to $4.6 million as at October 31, 2008. Haemacure estimates that it has cash, and access to liquidity as a result of the transaction with Angiotech, to enable it to operate until the end of calendar year 2009.
Results
Revenues amounted to $15,390, as compared to $25,593 for the same quarter last year. Revenues were exclusively derived from the sale of legacy fibrin sealant application devices. Operating expenses amounted to $824,634, down from $2 million for the same quarter last year. The decrease was mainly attributable to foreign exchange fluctuation and the major cost cutting measures implemented in February 2009 to preserve cash. The consolidated net loss for the quarter amounted to $798,852, or nil per share, as compared to $2 million, or $0.01 per share, for the same quarter last year.
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