Webcast Presentation Scheduled for Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at 9:30 a.m. PT
BROOMFIELD, Colo. and SAN CARLOS, Calif., Jan. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ARCA biopharma, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company developing genetically-targeted therapies for heart failure and other cardiovascular diseases, and Nuvelo, Inc. (Nasdaq: NUVO) today announced that Richard Brewer, ARCA's president and chief executive officer, will present at the 27th Annual JPMorgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at 9:30.a.m. PT in San Francisco.
ARCA biopharma and Nuvelo, Inc. announced on September 25, 2008 that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement, expected to create a cardiovascular-focused, late-stage biotechnology company. The presentation will discuss the assets of both companies, including ARCA's lead product Gencaro(TM) (bucindolol hydrochloride), a near-term commercial opportunity, as well as Nuvelo's mid-stage pipeline asset, novel short-acting anticoagulant NU172. In September 2008, the FDA formally accepted for filing ARCA's New Drug Application for Gencaro as a potential treatment for chronic heart failure. In accordance with the Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA), the FDA's goal is to complete and review all materials regarding Gencaro by May 31, 2009. The presentation will also discuss the structure and strategic plan of the combined company, pending the closing of the merger.
A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available online via the ARCA biopharma website at http://www.arcabiopharma.com or the Investor Relations portion of Nuvelo's website at http://www.nuvelo.com.
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ARCA biopharma, Inc. is a privately held company focuse
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