NEW YORK and MELBOURNE, Australia, Aug. 29, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Regenerative medicine company, Mesoblast Limited (ASX:MSB) (OTC ADR:MBLTY), today provided its full year financial results. The Company stated that it had total funds of $315.3 million at 30 June 2013, compared with $205.6 million in the financial year ended 2012. Mesoblast recorded total revenue and other income of $34.7 million (2012: $38.3m) and a loss after tax of $61.7 million (2012:$71.1m) in the 2013 financial year.
Mesoblast's working capital enables the Company to execute additional Phase 3 trials, to broaden its clinical development programs in diseases of inflammation and immunity, to access complementary technologies for product diversification, and to ramp up its commercial manufacturing operations.
Mesoblast Chief Executive Professor Silviu Itescu said: "Our scientific, clinical, and financial strengths will continue to provide marketplace differentiation and position Mesoblast as a leading force in the development of cellular-based therapies for a broad range of intransigent diseases."
Highlights of the financial year ended 30 June 2013 year were:
Mesoblast Chairman Mr Brian Jamieson said that the Company's robust financial position would support Mesoblast's advancement to a late-stage development company preparing to enter into multiple additional Phase 3 trials, while further developing and expanding its manufacturing footprint and capabilities for commercialization.
"As Mesoblast grows and progresses, we will continuously reassess our priorities and focus in the context of our broadening opportunities, and ensure that our operations remain in alignment with our commercial goals," added Mr Jamieson.
Mesoblast Limited (ASX:MSB) (USOTC:MBLTY) is a world leader in the development of biologic products for the broad field of regenerative medicine. The Company's technologies include its proprietary adult Mesenchymal Precursor Cell (MPC)technology platform for bone marrow and adipose tissue derived products, Dental Pulp Stem Cells (DPSCs) and expanded Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs). Mesoblast's allogeneic or 'off-the-shelf' regenerative medicine products focus on repair of damaged issues and modulation of inflammatory responses in conditions with significant unmet medical needs. The lead product candidates use its MPC platform in three major and distinct areas - systemic inflammatory conditions, cardiovascular diseases and orthopedic diseases of the spine. www.mesoblast.com
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