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BIOLINERX LTD. filed this Form 6-K on 03/10/2016
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“Regarding BL-5010, our partner Omega Pharma, now part of Perrigo, is swiftly progressing with its development as an OTC solution for the non-surgical removal of benign skin lesions. Omega Pharma submitted a CE Mark application for BL-5010 during the third quarter of 2015, and has completed the initial manufacturing process automation to support the product’s commercial launch, expected during 2016. We also look forward to the potential expansion of this product to other markets and to non-OTC indications.”

“During 2015, we invested significant efforts in our new strategic collaboration with Novartis and have been jointly evaluating promising therapeutic candidates to be developed under the collaboration. In addition, we continue to explore other collaboration possibilities for maximizing the value of our current pipeline assets, including some of our non-core programs.”

Dr. Savitsky concluded, “Yesterday, we announced the appointment of Dr. Merril Gersten as our new Chief Scientific Officer. Merril brings with her many years of leadership in both academia and the pharma industry in the US. I am confident that she will bring great value to BioLineRx and I am very excited to begin working with her. Finally, with almost $48 million on our balance sheet, we remain well capitalized to execute on our development programs and achieve significant milestones across our expanded therapeutic pipeline well into 2018.”

Financial Results for Year Ended December 31, 2015
Research and development expenses for the year ended December 31, 2015 were $11.5 million, a decrease of $0.4 million, or 3.4%, compared to $11.9 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. The decrease resulted primarily from a decrease in spending on BL-7010 and various other projects, partially offset by increased spending on BL-8040.

Sales and marketing expenses for the year ended December 31, 2015 were $1.0 million, a decrease of $0.6 million, or 37.5%, compared to $1.6 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. The decrease resulted primarily from professional fees related to business development activities carried out in 2014, including professional services related to the strategic collaboration agreement with Novartis and the out-licensing agreement with Omega Pharma regarding BL-5010.

General and administrative expenses for the year ended December 31, 2015 were $3.7 million, a decrease of $0.1 million, or 2.6%, compared to $3.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. The decrease primarily resulted from a decrease in salary-related payments, partially offset by a small increase in professional fees.

The Company’s operating loss for the year ended December 31, 2015 amounted to $16.2 million, compared with an operating loss of $17.3 million for the year ended December 31, 2014.

The Company recognized net non-operating income of $1.4 million for the year ended December, 2015, compared to net non-operating income of $3.1 million for the year ended December 31, 2014. Non-operating income for both periods primarily relates to fair-value adjustments of liabilities on account of warrants issued in the private and direct placements conducted in February 2012 and 2013. These fair-value adjustments were highly influenced by the Company’s share price at each period end (i.e., warrant revaluation date).