PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmasset, Inc. (Nasdaq: VRUS) management will present at Susquehanna Financial Group's Second Annual SIGnificant Investment Options in Healthcare Conference being held March 4-5, 2008 at the W Hotel in New York, NY. Schaefer Price, Pharmasset's Chief Executive Officer, will provide an overview of the company on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 from 2:00 PM to 2:30 PM (ET) in the W Hotel's Sea/Ocean Room. In addition, Dr. Michelle Berrey, Pharmasset's Chief Medical Officer, and Dr. Michael Otto, Pharmasset's Chief Scientific Officer, will participate in a hepatitis C virus (HCV) therapeutic workshop, entitled "HCV: Polymerase Inhibitors" on Wednesday, March 5, 2008 from 9:15 AM to 10:15 AM (ET).
To access a simultaneous webcast of Mr. Price's overview of the company via the internet, log on to the "Events & Presentations" section of the Investor Center on Pharmasset's website at http://investor.pharmasset.com/events.cfm. Please connect to the website at least ten minutes prior to the start of the presentation to ensure adequate time for a reliable connection and any software download that may be necessary for the webcast.
A replay of the webcast will be available on Pharmasset's website for thirty days following the conference. The investor presentation will be available for download in PDF format immediately following the presentation in the "Events & Presentations" section of the Investor Center on Pharmasset's website at http://investor.pharmasset.com/events.cfm.
Pharmasset is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to discovering, developing and commercializing novel drugs to treat viral infections. Pharmasset's primary focus is on the development of oral therapeutics for the treatment of hepatitis B virus (HBV), hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).
Pharmasset is currently developing three product candidates. Clevudine,
for the treatment of chronic HBV infection, is enrolling Phase 3 clinical
trials for registration in North, Central and South America and Europe.
Clevudine is already approved for HBV in South Korea and marketed by
Bukwang Pharmaceuticals in South Korea under the brand name Levovir. R7128,
an oral treatment for chronic HCV infection, is in a 4-week Phase 1
clinical trial in combination with Pegasys(R) plus Copegus(R) through a
strategic collaboration with Roche. Racivir, which is being developed for
the treatment of HIV in combination with other approved HIV drugs, has
completed a Phase 2 clinical trial.
Pegasys(R) and Copegus(R) are registered trademarks of Roche.
Alan Roemer, Vice President
Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
Office: +1 (609) 613-4125
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