Navigation Links
Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. to Hold Investor/Analyst Day Tomorrow

NEW YORK, Sept. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) will be hosting an Investor/Analyst Day on Tuesday, September 22nd in New York City beginning at 5:30 pm ET, by invitation only. Scheduled speakers include:

Discussing Perifosine Phase 3 SPA in Multiple Myeloma:

Kenneth C. Anderson, M.D.

  • Director, Jerome Lipper Multiple Myeloma Center and Chief, Division of Hematologic Neoplasia, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
  • Dr. Anderson's team at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute led clinical trials in multiple myeloma of the novel proteasome inhibitor Velcade(R), as well as the immunomodulatory drug Revlimid(R).

Discussing Perifosine Phase 2 Results in Colon Cancer:

Johanna Bendell, M.D.

  • Director, GI Oncology Research and Assoc. Director, Drug Development Unit, Sarah Cannon Research Institute.
  • Dr. Bendell has served as an investigator in numerous colorectal trials including capecitabine, oxaliplatin and bevacizumab (XELOX + AVASTIN(R)).

Discussing Zerenex Planned Phase 3 Program in Hyperphosphatemia:

Julia Lewis, M.D.

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.
  • Dr. Lewis has participated in the design and execution of the IDNT Trial, the AASK Trial, the Cohort Study, and HEMO Study, as well as other important clinical trials.

The Investor/Analyst Day presentations will be audio webcast live, accessible from the Investor Information page of the Company's website at An archived version of the webcast will be available following the conclusion of the live presentation.


Keryx Biopharmaceuticals is focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of medically important pharmaceutical products for the treatment of life-threatening diseases, including cancer and renal disease. Keryx is developing KRX-0401 (perifosine), a novel, potentially first-in-class, oral anti-cancer agent that inhibits the phosphoinositide 3-kinase (PI3K)/Akt pathway, a key signaling cascade that has been shown to induce cell growth and cell transformation. KRX-0401 has demonstrated both safety and clinical efficacy in several tumor types, both as a single agent and in combination with novel therapies. 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, with a Phase 3 in multiple myeloma, under Special Protocol Assessment (SPA), pending commencement by year-end. Keryx is also 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, and Keryx is in the process of finalizing the U.S. Phase 3 program for Zerenex in consultation with the FDA. Keryx is headquartered in New York City.

Cautionary Statement

Some of the statements included in this press release may be forward-looking statements that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. For those statements, we claim the protection of the safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Among the factors that could cause our actual results to differ materially are the following: There can be no assurance that the Company will complete cost-effective clinical trials or meet the projected development timelines for the drug candidates in its pipeline, including KRX-0401 (perifosine) and Zerenex; that the Company will be able to raise additional capital in the future in order to fund its operations; or that the Company's stock will not be affected by other risk factors identified from time to time in our reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statements set forth in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. We do not intend to update any of these forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances that occur after the date hereof. This press release and prior releases are available at The information in our website is not incorporated by reference into this press release and is included as an inactive textual reference only.

    The contact is:
     Lauren Fischer
     Director, Investor Relations
     Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
     Tel: 212.531.5962

SOURCE Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Receives Orphan-Drug Designation for KRX-0401 (Perifosine) for the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
2. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. To Present at the Rodman & Renshaw Annual Global Investment Conference and To Hold Investor/Analyst Day
3. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Settles License Dispute With Alfa Wassermann
4. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Announces Agreement with FDA on a Special Protocol Assessment for Phase 3 Trial of KRX-0401 (Perifosine) in the Treatment of Multiple Myeloma
5. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Inc. Regains Compliance With NASDAQ Listing Requirements
6. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Receives Extension for Nasdaq Listing Compliance
7. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces First Quarter 2009 Financial Results
8. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Requests an Appeal Hearing After Receiving Notice of Delisting From Nasdaq
9. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals Receives Nasdaq Notification
10. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Third Quarter 2008 Financial Results
11. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals KRX-0401 (Perifosine) Data Selected for Oral Presentation at the 50th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology
Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/1/2015)... MA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 , ... It’s ... has a tattoo — a number even greater among Millennials (a whopping one in ... are more and more people who are dissatisfied with their ink. In fact, ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... 01, 2015 , ... The importance of volumetric breast density ... of numerous abstracts accepted for presentation here, at the 101st Annual Radiology Society ... the use of Volpara Solutions’ quantitative breast imaging software tools for providing breast ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Diego, CA (PRWEB) , ... December 01, 2015 ... ... and scale , Visage Imaging Inc. (“Visage”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Pro ... mobile imaging results enhancements at the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 2015 ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... ... it has been awarded a fixed price per sprint agile development contract to ... at $34 million over five years, provides software engineering, infrastructure, as well as ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... ... December 01, 2015 , ... PYA’s ... Post-Affiliation Integration ,” addresses a main “pain point” for merging or aligning healthcare ... once a deal is signed. This quick-read guidance suggests that failing to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/1/2015)... Dec. 1, 2015  Six months of adjunctive metformin therapy ... 1 diabetes, according to new research from T1D Exchange ... may have a beneficial effect on measures of obesity, including ... of the Journal of the American Medical Association , ... effect of metformin on overweight and obese adolescents with type ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... 1, 2015 During the recent 2015 ... San Francisco, CA , Medinol Ltd. continued ... marketplace. During a satellite symposium, "The BioNIR eDES: ... Minimize Restenosis", a renowned physician panel discussed the ... CoCr Coronary Stent System and the Medinol eDES ...
(Date:12/1/2015)... Russia has always been a country of choice for ... Europe in 2015 were tested in phase II-III ... has always been a country of choice for global multi-center phase ... in 2015 were tested in phase II-III clinical trials ... always been a country of choice for global multi-center phase III clinical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: