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Dare Bioscience (DARE)

Participants
Sabrina Martucci Johnson President and Chief Executive Officer
Lisa Walters-Hoffert Chief Financial Officer
Yasmeen Rahimi ROTH Capital Partners
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Operator

Welcome to the conference call hosted by Daré to provide Fiscal Year End 2017 Financial Results and General Business Update. This call is being recorded. My name is Kathleen and I’ll be your operator today. With us today are Sabrina Martucci Johnson, Daré’s President and Chief Executive Officer and Lisa Walters-Hoffert, Daré’s Chief Financial Officer. Miss Johnson please proceed.

Sabrina Martucci Johnson

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Lisa Walters-Hoffert

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Sabrina Martucci Johnson

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Operator

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Yasmeen Rahimi

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Sabrina Martucci Johnson

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Yasmeen Rahimi

Great. so Thank much. you

Operator

[Operator Instructions] Ms. turn closing At Johnson this to I call remarks. time, I'm the to for back questions. over would like showing no further

Sabrina Martucci Johnson

several We afternoon. updates, I and you. for look everyone you. to provide you this the on forward the thank Thank we over progress to opportunity Well, next appreciate our updated and taking share an always absolutely the to story keeping the thank months. want time

Operator

the your and thank you gentlemen, conclude conference. in Ladies does This for today's program. participation

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