Net cash used in operating activities was NIS 75.1 million ($20.1 million) for the year ended December 31, 2012 and NIS 42.7 million ($11.4 million) for the year ended December 31, 2011. The NIS 32.4 million increase in net cash used in operating activities during 2012 was primarily the result of increased research and development spending.
Net cash provided by investing activities for the year ended December 31, 2012 was NIS 51.3 million ($13.8 million), compared to net cash used in investing activities of NIS 37.6 million ($10.0 million) for the year ended December 31, 2011. 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 year ended December 31, 2012 was NIS 58.9 million ($15.8 million), compared to insignificant amounts of cash flows related to financing activities for the year ended December 31, 2011. The net cash provided by financing activities relates primarily to the private placement completed by the Company in February 2012.
Conference Call and Webcast InformationBioLineRx will hold a conference call to discuss its year-end 2012 results today, March 12, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. EDT. To access the conference call, please dial 1-888-407-2553 from the U.S. or +972-3-918-0610 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 1-877-456-0009 from the U.S. or +972-3-925-5927 internationally. The replay will be available through March 15, 2013. About BioLineRx BioLineRx is a publicly-traded biopharmaceutical development company. BioLineRx 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 six clinical stage candidates: BL-1020 for schizophrenia is currently undergoing a Phase II/III 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 I/II study; BL-1021 for neuropathic pain is in Phase I development, BL-7040 for treating inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is currently undergoing a Phase II trial, and BL-8040 for treating acute myeloid leukemia (AML) and other hematological cancers has completed Phase I. In addition, BioLineRx has six products in various pre-clinical development stages for a variety of indications, including central nervous system diseases, infectious diseases, cardiovascular and autoimmune diseases.