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MannKind loss widens on costs

August 10, 2007|From Times Wire Services

Biopharmaceutical company MannKind Corp. said its second-quarter loss widened on higher research and development costs.

MannKind lost of $72 million, or 98 cents a share, compared with a loss of $54.8 million, or $1.10, a year earlier.

The company posted no revenue for the quarter in either year.

Analysts polled by Thomson Financial had expected a loss of $1.05 a share on no revenue.

Research and development costs rose 36% to $61.5 million.

MannKind said the increase was tied to the company's expanded clinical development program and manufacturing costs for Technosphere Insulin.

Shares of Valencia-based Mannkind rose 40 cents, or 4.1%, to $10.08.

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