SAN DIEGO, July 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: NBIX) today announced its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, 2009. For the second quarter of 2009, the Company reported a net loss of $15.3 million, or $0.39 per share, compared with a net loss of $21.0 million, or $0.55 per share, for the same period in 2008. For the six months ended June 30, 2009, the Company reported a net loss of $34.9 million, or $0.90 per share, as compared to $42.0 million, or $1.10 per share, for the same period last year.
Revenues for the second quarter of 2009 and 2008 were $0.7 million. Revenues for the six months ended June 30, 2009 were $1.5 million, compared with $2.5 million for the same period in 2008. The decrease in revenues is primarily due to milestones recognized in 2008 under our collaboration agreement with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) related to the clinical advancements of our CRF program. During both six month periods ended June 30, 2009 and 2008, we recognized $1.5 million in revenue under our collaboration agreement for indiplon with Dainippon Sumitomo Pharma Co. Ltd. (DSP) from amortization of up-front licensing fees.
Research and development expenses decreased to $10.8 million during the second quarter of 2009 compared with $16.2 million for the same period in 2008. For the six months ended June 30, 2009, research and development expenses were $21.7 million, compared to $30.4 million for the same period last year. The decrease in research and development expenses is primarily due to expense management efforts and decreasing external clinical development expenses related to the elagolix program.
General and administrative expenses were $4.8 million for the second quarter of 2009 and $4.7 million during the same period last year. For t
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