Cytokinetics to Present at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2006
South San Francisco, CA, February 8, 2006 - Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CYTK) announced today that James H. Sabry, M.D., Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present a corporate update at the BIO CEO and Investor Conference 2006. The presentation is scheduled to occur on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 2:30 pm in the East Foyer at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, NY. Interested parties may access the live audio webcast of the presentation and replay it by visiting the Cytokinetics website at www.cytokinetics.com. The webcast replay of the presentation will be archived on the Audio Presentations page in the Investors Center section of Cytokinetics' website until February 22, 2006.
Cytokinetics is a leading biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel small molecule drugs that specifically target the cytoskeleton. The cytoskeleton is a complex biological infrastructure that plays a fundamental role within every human cell. Cytokinetics' focus on the cytoskeleton enables it to develop novel and potentially safer and more effective classes of drugs directed at treatments for cancer, cardiovascular disease and other diseases. Cytokinetics has developed a cell biology driven approach and proprietary technologies to evaluate the function of many interacting proteins in the complex environment of the intact human cell. Cytokinetics and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) have entered into a strategic alliance to discover, develop and commercialize small molecule therapeutics targeting human mitotic kinesins for applications in the treatment of cancer and other diseases. GSK is conducting Phase II and Ib clinical trials for ispinesib (SB-715992) and a Phase I clinical trial for SB-743921. Ispinesib, SB-743921 and GSK-923295 are being developed under the collaboration with GSK. Cytokinetics' unpartnered heart failure program is the second program to leverage the company's expertise in cytoskeletal pharmacology. Cytokinetics recently initiated a Phase I clinical trial with CK-1827452, a novel small molecule cardiac myosin activator, for the treatment of acute heart failure and also selected CK-1827452 as a potential drug candidate for the treatment of chronic heart failure via oral administration. Additional information about Cytokinetics can be obtained at www.cytokinetics.com.
This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the “Act”). Cytokinetics disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, and claims the protection of the Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Act. Examples of such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to the potential benefits of our drug candidates and potential drug candidates and the enabling capabilities of our proprietary technologies. Such statements are based on management's current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to various factors. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, those risks and uncertainties relating to difficulties or delays in development, testing, regulatory approval, production and marketing of Cytokinetics' drug candidates that could slow or prevent clinical development or product approval (including the risks relating to uncertainty of patent protection for Cytokinetics' intellectual property or trade secrets, Cytokinetics' ability to obtain additional financing if necessary and unanticipated research and development and other costs). For further information regarding these and other risks related to Cytokinetics' business, investors should consult Cytokinetics' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.