|Cell Therapeutics: Turnaround Remains On Track|
|Thursday, 07 May 2009 17:56|
CTIC achieved its objective thus far during 1H09, including the initiation of the rolling NDA submission for pixantrone, reducing net loss through cost cutting initiatives, raising gross proceeds of $44.3M, and cleaning up the Company's capital structure through the elimination of all previously issued preferred stock. CTIC is on target to complete the pixantrone NDA filing by June and if the FDA grants a priority revew, the Company could receive an approval decision before year-end in December.
The Company riased $23.8M through the sale of newly-issued preferred stock to a single institutional investor and the exercise of common stock warrants associated with the transaction. All shares of preferred stock in the deal were subsequently converted into common stock by the investor so that CTIC has no preferred stock outstanding at this time. CTIC received $20.5M in gross proceeds earlier this year from Spectrum Pharma (SPPI) as part of the sale of its 50% stake in their previous joint venture to market cancer drug Zevalin.
CTIC reduced its total net operating expenses by $21.8M to $6.6M for 1Q09, compared to $28.4M in the year-ago period due to the $10.2M one-time gain on the Zevalin joint venture sale along with a decline in R&D spending (down by 50% to $8M versus the year-ago period). Exlcuding the one-time gain, operating expenses still decreased by 41% from the year-ago period. The net loss attributable to common shareholders decreased by 76% or $41.5M to $13.1M or ($0.05) per share, compared to $54.6M or ($7.68) per share in the year-ago period.
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