NEW YORK, May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. EDT to discuss the first quarter 2009 financial results and a business outlook for the remainder of 2009. Michael P. Tarnok, Interim Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, will host the call. Keryx will announce its financial results for this period in a press release to be issued prior to the call.
In order to participate in the conference call, please call 1-877-407-8289 (U.S.), 1-201-689-8341 (outside the U.S.), call-in ID: KERYX. The audio recording of the conference call will be available for replay at http://www.keryx.com, for a period of 15 days after the call.
The press release announcing our financial results for this period will be posted on the Company's website, http://www.keryx.com, prior to the call.
About Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals is focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of medically important, novel pharmaceutical products for the treatment of life-threatening diseases, including renal disease and cancer. Keryx is developing Zerenex(TM) (ferric citrate), an oral, iron-based compound that has the capacity to bind to phosphate and form non-absorbable complexes. Zerenex has recently completed a Phase 2 clinical program as a treatment for hyperphosphatemia (elevated phosphate levels) in patients with end-stage renal disease. The Company is also developing KRX-0401 (perifosine), a novel, potentially first-in-class, oral anti-cancer agent that modulates Akt, a protein in the body associated with tumor survival and growth. KRX-0401 also modulates a number of other key signal transduction pathways, including the JNK and MAPK pathways, which are pathways associated with programmed cell death, cell growth, cell differentiation and cell survival. KRX-0401 is currently in Phase 2 clinical development for multiple tumor types. The Company also actively engages in business development activities that include seeking strategic relationships for its product candidates and for the Company, as well as evaluating compounds and companies for in-licensing or acquisition. Keryx is headquartered in New York City.
KERYX CONTACT: Lauren Fischer Director Investor Relations Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Tel: 212.531.5965 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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