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Cytokinetics Announces Presentations at the Cure SMA 2017 Annual SMA Conference

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., June 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq:CYTK) today announced presentations at the Cure SMA 2017 Annual SMA Conference from June 29 - July 2, 2017 in Orlando, FL. In an oral presentation on July 1, Stacy Rudnicki, M.D., Director, Clinical Research and Development at Cytokinetics will present data relating to patient baseline characteristics and the reasons for patient screen failure from the first cohort of the Phase 2 clinical trial of CK-2127107 in spinal muscular atrophy (SMA). Additionally, Dr. Rudnicki will participate in a panel discussion on SMA drugs in development on July 1. During a poster session on June 30, Eva Chin, Ph.D., Director, Pharmacology, Muscle Biology & Therapeutics at Cytokinetics will present preclinical data for CK-2127107 in mouse models of SMA.

Oral Presentation

Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Location: Ballroom of America B
Session: SMA Therapy Development
Time: 10:00 AM
Title: Clinical Trial Update of CY 5021: CK-2127107, a Selective Activator of the Fast Skeletal Muscle Troponin Complex, for the Potential Treatment of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Presenter: Stacy Rudnicki, M.D., Director, Clinical Research and Development, Cytokinetics

Panel Discussion

Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Location: Fantasia Ballroom, Contemporary Hotel, Disney World
Session: Research Q&A Session
Time: 1:50 PM
Title: Panel on SMA Drugs in Development
Speaker: Stacy Rudnicki, M.D., Director, Clinical Research and Development, Cytokinetics

Poster Presentation

Date: Friday, June 30, 2017
Location: Ballroom of America A
Session: Poster Session B
Time: 12:45-2:45 PM
Poster Number: 50
Title: The Fast Skeletal Muscle Troponin Activator, CK-2127107, Improves Muscle Function in Mouse Models of Spinal Muscular Atrophy
Poster Presenter: Eva Chin, Ph.D., Director, Pharmacology, Muscle Biology & Therapeutics, Cytokinetics

About Cytokinetics

Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators as potential treatments for debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. As a leader in muscle biology and the mechanics of muscle performance, the company is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to increase muscle function and contractility. Cytokinetics’ lead drug candidate is tirasemtiv, a fast skeletal muscle troponin activator (FSTA). Tirasemtiv is the subject of VITALITY-ALS, an international Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with ALS. Tirasemtiv has been granted orphan drug designation and fast track status by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and orphan medicinal product designation by the European Medicines Agency for the potential treatment of ALS. Cytokinetics is preparing for the potential commercialization of tirasemtiv in North America and Europe and has granted an option to Astellas for development and commercialization in other countries. Cytokinetics is collaborating with Astellas to develop CK-2127107, a next-generation FSTA. CK-2127107 has been granted orphan drug designation by the FDA for the potential treatment of SMA. CK-2127107 is the subject of two ongoing Phase 2 clinical trials enrolling patients with spinal muscular atrophy and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Cytokinetics is collaborating with Amgen Inc. (“Amgen”) to develop omecamtiv mecarbil, a novel cardiac muscle activator. Omecamtiv mecarbil is the subject of GALACTIC-HF, an international Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with heart failure. Amgen holds an exclusive worldwide license to develop and commercialize omecamtiv mecarbil with a sublicense held by Servier for commercialization in Europe and certain other countries. Astellas holds an exclusive worldwide license to develop and commercialize CK-2127107. Licenses held by Amgen and Astellas are subject to Cytokinetics' specified co-development and co-commercialization rights. For additional information about Cytokinetics, visit

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CytokineticsDiane Weiser
Vice President, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations
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