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Amylin Pharmaceuticals to Present Novel Data on Promising Obesity Pipeline at 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society
Date:10/1/2008

Data support the therapeutic potential of Amylin's integrated neurohormonal

approach to obesity pharmacotherapy

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AMLN) today announced that new data for its pipeline obesity candidates will be presented at the 2008 Annual Scientific Meeting of The Obesity Society in Phoenix October 3-7. The Obesity Society's annual meeting is one of the largest and most comprehensive scientific conferences in the field of obesity.

Amylin will present scientific data through 11 oral and poster presentations, showcasing progress in the company's obesity pipeline. In addition to Amylin's lead clinical-stage programs in obesity, pramlintide/metreleptin and AC2307, new findings will also be presented on various preclinical programs, including a new Y-family mimetic and Amylin's peptide hybrid (phybrid) platform. Additional information will be presented during two corporate-sponsored symposia focused on the emerging peptide hormone approach to the treatment of obesity and the new science and therapeutic research that shows promise to reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease associated with obesity and type 2 diabetes.

"We are excited to present our latest work on the obesity front at this year's Obesity Society meeting, and will be sharing compelling data that demonstrates how our programs have the potential to provide significant weight loss that can be sustained over time," said Daniel Bradbury, president and chief executive officer at Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. "Our unique neurohormonal approach to obesity, and our deep expertise in peptide hormones, enables us to develop drugs that may help regulate how many calories we eat, burn and st
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