Cytokinetics to Host R&D Day on Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Senior Management Team to Provide Updates on Drug Discovery and Development Programs
Key Opinion Leaders in Neuromuscular Diseases and Heart Failure to Provide Commentary and Perspectives
South San Francisco, CA, April 13, 2015 - Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CYTK) announced today that it is scheduled to host its Research and Development Day on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The event is scheduled to take place from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Eastern Time at the New York Grand Hyatt Hotel in New York, New York and will be simultaneously webcast. Representatives of Cytokinetics' senior management team will be joined by expert clinicians to provide updates regarding the company's discovery and development programs including recent progress, milestones and other commentary.
Those interested in attending in person should RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 29th. In addition, parties may access the live video webcast of this presentation and accompanying slides by visiting the Investor Relations section of the Cytokinetics' website at www.cytokinetics.com. The live audio of the forum will also be accessible by dialing either (866) 999-2985 (United States and Canada) or (706) 679-3078 (International) and typing in the passcode 26007834. The webcast replay of the presentation will be archived on the Presentations page within the Investor Relations section of Cytokinetics' website following the event. The replay will also be available via telephone from May 12, 2015 at 1:00 PM Eastern Time until May 26, 2015 by dialing (855) 859-2056 (United States and Canada) or (404) 537-3406 (International) and typing in the passcode 26007834.
Cytokinetics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel small molecule therapeutics that modulate muscle function for the potential treatment of serious diseases and medical conditions. Cytokinetics is developing tirasemtiv, a fast skeletal muscle activator, as a potential treatment for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (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 collaborating with Amgen Inc. to develop omecamtiv mecarbil, a cardiac muscle activator, for the potential treatment of heart failure. Cytokinetics is collaborating with Astellas Pharma Inc. to develop CK-2127107, a fast skeletal muscle activator, for the potential treatment of spinal muscular atrophy. Amgen holds an exclusive license worldwide to develop and commercialize omecamtiv mecarbil and Astellas holds an exclusive license worldwide to develop and commercialize CK-2127107. Both licenses are subject to Cytokinetics' specified development and commercialization participation rights. All of these drug candidates have arisen from Cytokinetics' muscle biology focused research activities and are directed towards the cytoskeleton. The cytoskeleton is a complex biological infrastructure that plays a fundamental role within every human cell. Additional information about Cytokinetics can be obtained at http://www.cytokinetics.com/.
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Joanna L. Goldstein
Manager, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications