MAP Pharmaceuticals reports net loss of $12.5M for second-quarter 2010

MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP) today announced financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010.

The net loss for the quarter ended June 30, 2010 was $12.5 million, compared to $5.0 million during the same period in 2009. The net loss for the first six months of 2010 was $26.5 million, compared to $14.9 million for the first six months of 2009. As of June 30, 2010, MAP Pharmaceuticals had cash and cash equivalents of $55.3 million.

"We had an active second quarter, meeting with the FDA to gain clarity around our upcoming New Drug Application submission for LEVADEX.  In addition, at medical conferences, we presented additional LEVADEX data that continues to make the case for its potential use in a broad spectrum of acute migraine," said Timothy S. Nelson, president and chief executive officer of MAP Pharmaceuticals. "We also are making progress on the remaining trials required to support our NDA, which we plan to submit in the first half of 2011. We recently reported results for our pharmacokinetics trial of LEVADEX, completed patient enrollment in our pharmacodynamics trial and are on track to complete patient treatment in 2010 for our ongoing safety extension of the Phase 3 FREEDOM-301 trial and a QT trial."

2010 Year-to-Date Accomplishments:

  • Received notification from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that a second pivotal efficacy study is not required for the LEVADEX New Drug Application (NDA) submission.
  • Conducted clinical and CMC discussions with the FDA which provided input on the content to be included in our NDA, which we plan to submit in the first half of 2011.
  • Completed the pharmacokinetics trial of LEVADEX in smokers and non-smokers and reported data showing that the systemic absorption of LEVADEX was not higher and systemic exposure to intravenous dihydroergotamine mesylate (DHE) was not greater in smokers than in non-smokers.
  • Completed enrollment in the pharmacodynamics trial of LEVADEX, a randomized, double blind, placebo controlled, three way, crossover trial in approximately 24 healthy adults designed to compare the acute effects of LEVADEX, IV DHE and placebo on pulmonary artery pressure by taking regular echocardiogram measurements over a two hour period.
  • Presented additional analyses of FREEDOM-301 data at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) showing that LEVADEX was effective in two difficult-to-treat patient subpopulations, menstrual migraine and migraine with allodynia.
  • Presented additional analyses of FREEDOM-301 data at the 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society (AHS) showing that LEVADEX was effective irrespective of when it was administered during a migraine cycle. Data also were presented showing LEVADEX was both effective and well tolerated in migraine patients with asthma.

Second Quarter and Six Month Financial Results

Revenues for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2010 were $0, compared to $8.6 million and $16.1 million, respectively, for the same periods in 2009. The revenues for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2009 were due to amortization of an upfront payment and reimbursements for development expenses related to Unit Dose Budesonide (UDB), pursuant to MAP Pharmaceuticals' previous license agreement with AstraZeneca.

Research and development (R&D) expenses for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2010 were $8.2 million and $18.0 million, respectively, compared to $9.6 million and $23.7 million, respectively, for the same periods in 2009. For both the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 compared to the same periods in 2009, the decreases were driven primarily by decreases in clinical and other project expenses to support the LEVADEX Phase 3 clinical program and decreases in clinical and other project expenses to support the UDB Phase 3 clinical program as a result of suspending the development of our UDB product candidate in the third quarter of 2009.    

Sales, general and administrative (SG&A) expenses for the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2010 were $3.9 million and $7.8 million, respectively, compared to $3.4 million and $6.2 million, respectively, for the same periods in 2009. For both the three and six months ended June 30, 2010 compared to the same periods in 2009, the increases in SG&A expenses were driven primarily by increases in professional services and LEVADEX related marketing activities, and increases in personnel related expenses, including stock-based compensation.  

MAP Pharmaceuticals had cash and cash equivalents as of June 30, 2010 of $55.3 million, compared to $65.8 million as of December 31, 2009.

For the quarter and six months ended June 30, 2010, non-cash stock-based compensation and depreciation were approximately $1.9 million and $3.7 million, respectively.

Source:

MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

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