I'll then provide a financial overview and comments with respect to our cash position, details on our investments in research and development activities, as well as updated financial guidance for 2012.
Robert will then conclude the call with additional comments regarding recent activities and expected next steps for our development stage programs as well as an update regarding projected company milestones for the remainder of 2012. We will then open the call for a brief question and answer session.
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Now I'll turn the call over to Robert.
Thank you, Sharon.
During the second quarter, we took important steps to insure that we continue to build on the progress reported in the first quarter. And remain focused to key value driving milestones.
In recent months, we have received notifications of each of the United States adopted names or USA End Council and the World Health Organizations Consultation on International Non-Proprietary Names for pharmaceutical substances program that indicated the adoption of tirasemtiv as the generic name for CK-2017357. Going forward and on this call today, we will use the newly adopted generic name tirasemtiv when referring to the lead development compound in our skeletal muscle activator program directed to the potential treatment of Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS.