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InterMune Announces Presentations of New Research in IPF at ERS
Date:8/27/2012

BRISBANE, Calif., Aug. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune, Inc. (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced that an oral presentation and three poster presentations related to the company's research programs in idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) will be presented at the Annual Congress of the European Respiratory Society (ERS) being held in Vienna, Austria, September 1-5.

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New analyses of FVC change and Survival from the RECAP extension study of Esbriet® (pirfenidone) will be delivered in an oral presentation.  Additionally, new data on the long-term clinical safety of Esbriet in IPF patients who have received treatment for up to 7.7 years will be presented as part of a scientific poster discussion. 

Dan Welch, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President of InterMune, said, "These data demonstrate that the safety profile of Esbriet in IPF patients treated for several years is generally consistent with the well characterized safety profile from previous clinical studies.  Importantly, Esbriet is the first and only agent to demonstrate long-term clinical safety in a prospective well-designed study in patients with IPF."

Two additional scientific posters, including an analysis of safety outcomes in IPF patients treated with Esbriet and commonly used concomitant medications and the results of analyses that confirm the threshold defining clinically significant changes in the 6-minute walk test in patients with IPF will also be presented.

The schedule of presentations regarding Esbriet and/or IPF at ERS is as follows (all times CET):

Sunday, September 2, 2012
2:50-14:40 h
Thematic Poster Presentation
Dr. Carlo Albera:  "Safety and Tolerability of Pirfenidone in Patients w
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