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InterMune to Provide Overview of Corporate Strategy, Update on Esbriet Commercialization Plans in the EU and Details of Phase 3 ASCEND Study
Date:5/25/2011

BRISBANE, Calif., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune (NASDAQ: ITMN) will outline the company's corporate strategy and vision for 2015, including an update on its ongoing plans to commercialize Esbriet® (pirfenidone) in Europe, as well as details on ASCEND, a new Phase 3 pirfenidone study, during a meeting with analysts in New York tomorrow, May 26. InterMune will conduct a live webcast of the presentations beginning at 8:30 a.m. EDT.  

Dan Welch, chairman, CEO and president will open the meeting by discussing key elements of the Company's Vision for 2015 and the five Key Success Factors to realize this Vision:

  • The timely and successful launch of Esbriet in Europe
  • The successful completion of ASCEND and the successful launch of Esbriet in the U.S. in 1H 2014
  • The marketing of Esbriet in territories beyond the EU and U.S.
  • The successful implementation of an aggressive Esbriet Life Cycle Management Strategy
  • The successful implementation of a comprehensive internal and external program to establish an attractive and balanced pipeline

"We have a clear vision of where we expect to be in 2015, and an effective strategy to realize that vision," says Mr. Welch. "We believe our 'Vision 2015' is exciting and realistic and will be realized by successfully executing on the five Key Success Factors that will be detailed tomorrow."  

Esbriet in Europe

On February 28, 2011, the European Commission (EC) granted marketing authorization for Esbriet (pirfenidone) in adults for the treatment of mild to moderate IPF, a progressive and fatal lung disease. Esbriet is now authorized for marketing in all 27 EU member states, as well as in Norway and Iceland.

Based on anticipated EU country reimbursement timelines, InterMune currently plans to launch
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