Vitrolife´s interim report, January - Mars 2002

2002-04-23 - 10:19

VITROLIFE´S INTERIM REPORT, JANUARY - MARS 2002 * Net sales increased by 69% and amounted to 32,8 MSEK (19,4 MSEK). * Gross profit increased by 158 % and amounted to 16,5 MSEK (6,4 MSEK). * Operating result was improved and amounted to -4,0 MSEK (-13,3 MSEK). * CE-mark approval was received for new coronary by pass surgery kit developed by business area Transplantation Systems. * CE-mark approval was received for a new product for use in ophthalmic surgery developed by business area Biosupportive Systems. See attached interim report in Swedish with financial data in English (pdf format). Göteborg 23 April 2002 Vitrolife AB (publ) For information, please contact: Vitrolife: President and CEO Dr. Peter Svalander, tel +46-31-721 80 01 CFO Stefan Jacobsson, tel +46-31-721 80 10 www.vitrolife.com Vitrolife Vitrolife's business mission is to develop, produce and sell advanced products and systems for the preparation, cultivation, preservation and support of cells, tissues and organs. Vitrolife intends to further expand the Company's production capacity to meet an expected increase in demand for its products, as well as strengthen its global market position as a leading company in the development of innovative cell and tissue technologies. Vitrolife believes that the number of procedures performed annually involving tissue and cell technologies will increase as new treatments are introduced and existing treatments are improved. In addition, Vitrolife expects that the regulation surrounding approval processes and quality control for its products will increase. Vitrolife aims to create competitive advantages from this regulation by meeting and exceeding expected future demands of regulatory authorities, ahead of the Company's competitors. Since it commenced its operations in 1993, Vitrolife has expanded rapidly. The Company currently has over 100 employees and sells its products in over 80 countries. During the latest five-year period, sales have steadily increased by and totalled more than SEK 100 million for the fiscal year 2001. The Vitrolife share is listed on the Stockholm Exchange (Stockholmsbörsen) O-list under the ticker VITR. ------------------------------------------------------------ This information was brought to you by Waymaker http://www.waymaker.net The following files are available for download: http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/04/23/20020423BIT00170/wkr0001.doc http://www.waymaker.net/bitonline/2002/04/23/20020423BIT00170/wkr0002.pdf The full report