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Omthera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Initiates Phase III ESPRIT Trial of Add-on Epanova™ to Statin Therapy in Patients with Hypertriglyceridemia
Date:8/15/2011

efforts on the clinical development of new therapies for dyslipidemia.  Led by a team of experts with exceptional experience in developing new therapies for lipid disorders, Omthera is dedicated to developing innovative therapies for the millions of patients who have elevated triglyceride levels and increased risk of cardiovascular disease.  In March 2011, the Company initiated a pivotal Phase III clinical trial for its lead product candidate, Epanova™, an Omega-3 fatty acid compound in development as a triglyceride-lowering adjunct therapy to diet in patients with very high triglycerides (greater than or equal to 500 mg/dL).  In August, 2011, Omthera initiated a Phase III trial for Epanova in patients with high triglycerides (greater than or equal to 200 mg/dL and less than or equal to 500 mg/dL) currently on statin therapy.  Omthera holds worldwide rights to Epanova under a license from Chrysalis Pharma AG, a privately held Swiss company that is the owner of the product.  For more information, please visit www.omthera.com.Omthera Contacts:Omthera Media Relations:Douglas Carr

Eric GoldmanFinancial Controller

Rx Communications GroupOmthera Pharmaceuticals

917-322-2563908-741-4323

egoldman@rxir.comDCarr@Omthera.com
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