SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- VIA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: VIAP), a biotechnology company focused on the development of compounds for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, today announced that Dr. Rebecca Taub, Senior Vice President Research & Development will present "Liver Directed Beta Agonist for Targeting Cardiometabolic Disease", and will discuss the Company's cardio-metabolic product portfolio, including VIA's inhibitor of 5 Lipoxygenase, its THR Beta Agonist, and its DGAT1 development programs, at the Cambridge Healthtech Institute Seventh International Discovery on Target 2009 program, on November 3, 2009 in Boston, MA.
The presentation details are as follows: Date / Time: Tuesday November 3, 2009 4:20 pm ET Location: InterContinental Hotel, Boston, MA Track: Targeting Diabetes with Novel Therapeutics - Strategically Advancing Clinical Compounds Title: Liver Directed Beta Agonist for Targeting Cardio- metabolic Disease
In addition, Dr. Taub will participate in other forums on Wednesday November 4, 2009, including a panel on the "Clinical Landscape for New Diabetes Drug Candidates".
About THR beta agonist
VIA-3196 is an orally administered, small-molecule beta-selective thyroid hormone receptor agonist designed to specifically target receptors in the liver involved in metabolism and cholesterol regulation, and avoid side effects associated with thyroid hormone receptor activation outside the liver. Roche has completed preclinical studies of the THR beta agonist. These studies demonstrated a rapid reduction of non-HDL cholesterol and the drug was shown to be synergistic with statin
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