On the bottom line, we delivered net income of $0.12 per share compared to $0.06 per share in 2011. In addition to the solid quarter, we further enhanced our long-term market opportunity and growth potential with the acquisition of the HeRO Graft for end-stage in dialysis patients which will allow us to further leverage our sales force and core competencies.
During the quarter we also eliminated the ongoing legal exposure in costs related to some very material lawsuits. We will provide updates on each of these items on today’s call. The agenda is as follows.
Ashley will discuss today’s earnings press release in detail. He will discuss our performance by tissue and product line and he will discuss the recent settlement of the Medafor and CardioFocus lawsuits and the positive effect these settlements will have on our earnings going forward.
At the end of the call he will return and provide updated financial guidance for the remainder of the year. I will discuss the recent acquisition of Hemosphere and then HeRO Graft for end-stage renal disease vascular access. I will also discuss the timetable for the beginning of the PerClot human clinical trial here in the United States.Ashley Lee Thanks Steve. To comply with the Safe Harbor requirements of the Private Securities Reform Act of 1995, I would like to make the following statement. Comments made in this call that look forward in time involve risk and uncertainties and are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements include the statements made as to the company’s or management’s intentions, hopes, beliefs, expectations or predictions of the future including the guidance for 2012 that I’ll provide in a moment. Additional information concerning risks and uncertainties that may impact these forward-looking statements is contained from time to time in the company’s SEC filings including the Risk Factors section of our previously filed Form 10-K for the year ending December 31, 2011, and our subsequently filed Form 10-Qs for the quarters ended March 31, 2012 and June 30, 2012, which we expect to file shortly and in the press release that went out this morning.
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