Net cash used in operating activities was $7.4 million for the six months ended June 30, 2016, compared with net cash used in operating activities of $7.1 million for the comparable period in 2015. The $0.3 million increase in net cash used was primarily the result of a decrease in trade payables and accruals.
Net cash provided by investing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $4.2 million, compared to net cash used in investing activities of $17.9 million for the comparable period in 2015. The changes in cash flows from investing activities relate primarily to investments in, and maturities of, short-term bank deposits and other investments during the respective periods.
Net cash provided by financing activities for the six months ended June 30, 2016 was $1.5 million, compared to net cash provided by financing activities of $28.6 million for the comparable period in 2015. The decrease in cash flows from financing activities reflects the underwritten public offering which was completed in March 2015.
Conference Call and Webcast Information
BioLineRx will hold a conference call to discuss its second quarter end June 30, 2016 results today, August 11, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. EDT. To access the conference call, please dial 1-866-652-8972 from the US, or +972-3-918-0687 internationally. The call will also be available via live webcast through BioLineRx’s website. A replay of the conference call will be available approximately two hours after completion of the live conference call. To access the replay, please dial 1-888-326-9310 from the US or +972-3-925-5904 internationally. The replay will be available through August 14, 2016.
BioLineRx is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to identifying, in-licensing and developing promising therapeutic candidates. The Company in-licenses novel compounds, primarily from academic institutions and biotech companies based in Israel, develops them through pre-clinical and/or clinical stages, and then partners with pharmaceutical companies for advanced clinical development and/or commercialization.
BioLineRx’s leading therapeutic candidates are: BL-8040, a cancer therapy platform, which has successfully completed a Phase 2a study for relapsed/refractory AML, is in the midst of a Phase 2b study as an AML consolidation treatment, and has recently initiated a Phase 2 study in stem cell mobilization for allogeneic transplantation; and BL-7010 for celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, which has successfully completed a Phase 1/2 study. In addition, BioLineRx has a strategic collaboration with Novartis for the co-development of selected Israeli-sourced novel drug candidates, and has recently signed a collaboration agreement with MSD (known as Merck in the US and Canada) to run a Phase 2a study in pancreatic cancer using the combination of BL-8040 and Merck’s KEYTRUDA®.