The Company recognized net financial income of NIS 8.5 million ($2.2 million) for the year ended December 31, 2011, an increase of NIS 14.2 million ($3.7 million), compared to net financial expense of NIS 5.7 million ($1.5 million) for the year ended December 31, 2010. The change in net financial income/expense resulted primarily from an increase in the average exchange rate of foreign currencies in relation to the NIS during the year ended December 31, 2011, which had a positive effect on the Company’s net assets denominated in such foreign currencies during that period.
Net cash used in operating activities was NIS 42.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2011, compared with cash provided by operating activities of NIS 40.7 million for the year ended December 31, 2010. The NIS 83.4 million increase in net cash used in operating activities during 2011 as compared with 2010 was primarily the result of the upfront payment we received in 2010 from Cypress Bioscience.
Net cash used in investing activities for the year ended December 31, 2011 was NIS 37.6 million, compared to net cash used in investing activities of NIS 29.5 million for the year ended December 31, 2010. The changes in cash flows from investing activities relate primarily to investments in, and maturities of, short-term bank deposits and other investments.
Net cash used in financing activities for the year ended December 31, 2011 was NIS 0.3 million compared to net cash provided by financing activities of NIS 0.8 million for the year ended December 31, 2010. The changes in cash flows from financing activities reflect the proceeds of a bank loan used for the acquisition of laboratory equipment in 2010.About BioLineRx BioLineRx Ltd. is a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical development company. It is dedicated to building a portfolio of products for unmet medical needs or with advantages over currently available therapies. BioLineRx’s current portfolio consists of five clinical stage candidates: BL-1020 for schizophrenia has commenced a Phase 2/3 study; BL-1040, for prevention of pathological cardiac remodeling following a myocardial infarction, which has been out-licensed to Ikaria Inc., is currently undergoing a pivotal CE-Mark registration trial; BL-5010 for non-surgical removal of skin lesions has completed a Phase 1/2 study; BL-1021 for neuropathic pain is in Phase 1 development and BL-7040 for treating Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is commencing Phase 2. In addition, BioLineRx has 11 products in various pre-clinical development stages for a variety of indications, including central nervous system diseases, infectious diseases, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases.