VANCOUVER, June 9 /PRNewswire/ - OncoGenex Technologies Inc. will present at the Needham & Company 7th Annual Biotechnology & Medical Technology Conference on June 11 at 3 p.m. ET at the New York Palace Hotel. OncoGenex' President and Chief Executive Officer, Scott Cormack, will provide a corporate overview at the conference, including an overview of the Company's most recent data presentations from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) 2008 and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Genitourinary 2008 cancer conferences.
OncoGenex is a private biopharmaceutical company committed to the development and commercialization of new cancer therapies that address treatment resistance in cancer patients. The company's three product candidates are designed to inhibit the production of specific proteins associated with treatment resistance and which are over-produced in response to a variety of cancer treatments. OGX-011 is completing evaluation in five Phase 2 clinical studies in prostate, lung, and breast cancers. OGX-427 has begun evaluation in Phase 1 clinical studies, while the third product candidate, OGX-225, has completed preclinical pharmacology studies. More information is available at http://www.oncogenex.ca.
Definitive Agreement to Merge
On May 28, 2008, Sonus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNUS) and OncoGenex Technologies Inc., jointly announced the signing of a definitive agreement to merge the two companies. The proposed transaction is subject to the approval of Sonus' and OncoGenex' shareholders and in the case of OncoGenex, court approval under the arrangement provisions of the Canada Business Corporations Act.<
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