ASPREVA PHARMACEUTICALS EARNS $3.2M US Q3 PROFIT COMPARED WITH LOSS YEAR AGO

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Aspreva Pharmaceuticals Corp. earned $3.2 million US in its latest quarter compared with a loss a year ago, the company said Wednesday. The Victoria-based drug developer, which records its results in U.S. dollars, earned nine cents per share for the three months ended Sept. 30, compared with a loss of $5.8 million or 45 cents per share a year ago. Aspreva earned $16.8 million in royalty revenue in the quarter compared with none in the third quarter last year.

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