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Results From Efficacy and Safety Study of Corthera's Relaxin in Acute Heart Failure to be Presented at Late-Breaking Clinical Trials Session at ACC 58th Annual Scientific Session
Date:3/23/2009

SAN MATEO¿ Calif.¿ March 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Results from the Phase II portion of a Phase II/III clinical trial of Corthera's investigational drug relaxin for the treatment of acute heart failure will be presented at 10:30 a.m. EDT on Sunday, March 29, at the American College of Cardiology's (ACC) 58th Annual Scientific Session in Orlando, Fla.

John R. Teerlink, M.D., professor of medicine, University of California San Francisco, Director of Heart Failure, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center will present the results from the multicenter, international Pre-RELAX-AHF study as part of an ACC special session entitled "Late-Breaking Clinical Trials I: Congestive Heart Failure."

About Relaxin

Relaxin is a naturally occurring peptide hormone that acts as a systemic and renal vasodilator. Elevated levels of relaxin modulate increases in renal and cardiac function that meet the increased hemodynamic demands of pregnancy. Consistent with this natural role of the hormone, pharmaceutically manufactured relaxin has been shown to have these effects in multiple human studies of men and non-pregnant women, including patients with heart failure.

About Corthera

Corthera Inc. is a private biopharmaceutical company committed to acquiring, developing and commercializing therapies for illnesses in the acute care setting. Corthera's lead product candidate, relaxin, is currently being evaluated in clinical trials for acute heart failure. The company has worldwide rights to develop and commercialize relaxin. For more information, visit www.corthera.com.

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