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Ambit Biosciences to Present at 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ambit Biosciences Corporation today announced that the company is scheduled to present at the 30th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference at 10 a.m. PST on Thursday, January 12, at The Westin St. Francis in San Francisco. Michael A. Martino, president and chief executive officer, will provide an overview of the company and an update about its clinical development programs, including quizartinib.

About Quizartinib

Quizartinib, formerly known as AC220, is being developed in collaboration between Ambit Biosciences and Astellas Pharma Inc. and is a novel, potent, highly selective, orally bioavailable FMS-like tyrosine kinase-3 (FLT3) inhibitor.  Quizartinib is currently under evaluation in a Phase 2 clinical trial as monotherapy treatment for adult and elderly patients with relapsed/refractory AML that have an internal tandem duplication (ITD) mutation in the FLT3 gene.

About Ambit Biosciences

Ambit Biosciences is a privately held biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of a robust pipeline of small molecule kinase inhibitors for the treatment of cancer, inflammatory disease and other indications. Ambit's lead compound, quizartinib (AC220), is a novel, potent, highly selective, orally bioavailable FMS-like tyrosine kinase-3 (FLT3) inhibitor, and is currently under clinical investigation in patients with relapsed or refractory AML. Ambit is developing quizartinib in collaboration with Astellas Pharma Inc. as part of a worldwide agreement to jointly develop and commercialize FLT3 kinase inhibitors in oncology and non-oncology indications. In addition to quizartinib, Ambit's clinical pipeline includes AC430, an oral JAK2 inhibitor, and AC480, a pan-HER inhibitor.

Ambit's preclinical portfolio includes, CEP-32496, a BRAF inhibitor licensed to Cephalon, and a proprietary CSF1R inhibitor program. For more information, visit

Ambit Biosciences:
Alan Fuhrman
Chief Financial Officer
(858) 334-2133

Ian Stone or David Schull (Media)
Russo Partners
(619) 308-6541
(212) 845-4271

Cindy McGee (Investors)
Russo Partners
(619) 308-6538


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