NEW YORK, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) will hold a conference call on Friday, March 13, 2009 at 8:30 a.m. EDT to discuss the fourth quarter and year-end 2008 financial results. Michael S. Weiss, 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 is currently in Phase 2 clinical development for the treatment of 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 pa
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