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Cytokinetics to Host Virtual Investor & Analyst Day on July 15, 2020

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., July 01, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cytokinetics, Incorporated (Nasdaq: CYTK), today announced that it will host a Virtual Investor and Analyst Day on Wednesday, July 15, 2020 from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM ET. Members of Cytokinetics’ senior management will be joined by expert clinicians and patients to provide updates on the company’s advancing cardiovascular pipeline and strategies to build a commercial franchise.

Panel discussions on the changing landscape in heart failure therapy and emerging treatments for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) will feature the following physician experts:

  • John McMurray, M.D., Professor of Medical Cardiology & Honorary Consultant Cardiologist, Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences, BHF Cardiovascular Research Centre, University of Glasgow
  • Adrian Hernandez, M.D., MHS, Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute, Vice Dean, Duke University School of Medicine
  • Larry Allen, M.D., MHS, Professor of Medicine, Kenneth Poirier Chair; Associate Head for Clinical Affairs, Cardiology; Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Martin Maron, M.D., Director Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Tufts Medical Center and Chanin T. Mast Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Morristown Medical Center
  • Anjali Tiku Owens, M.D., Medical Director, Center for Inherited Cardiac Disease, Assistant Professor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
  • Andrew Wang, M.D., Professor of Medicine, Vice Chief for Clinical Services, Duke University School of Medicine

In addition, a patient panel discussion will explore perspectives in both heart failure and HCM.

Interested parties may access the live virtual event by registering online at or by visiting the Investors & Media section of Cytokinetics’ website at An archived replay of the virtual event will be available via Cytokinetics’ website until July 15, 2021.

About Cytokinetics 

Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators and next-in-class muscle inhibitors 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 impact muscle function and contractility. Cytokinetics is collaborating with Amgen Inc. (Amgen) to develop omecamtiv mecarbil, a novel cardiac muscle activator. Omecamtiv mecarbil is the subject of an international clinical trials program in patients with heart failure including GALACTIC-HF and METEORIC-HF. 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. Cytokinetics is developing reldesemtiv, a fast skeletal muscle troponin activator (FSTA) for the potential treatment of ALS and other neuromuscular indications following conduct of FORTITUDE-ALS and other Phase 2 clinical trials. The company is considering potential advancement of reldesemtiv to Phase 3 pending ongoing regulatory interactions. Cytokinetics is collaborating with Astellas Pharma Inc. (Astellas) to research, develop and commercialize other novel mechanism skeletal sarcomere activators (not including FSTAs). Licenses held by Amgen and Astellas are subject to specified co-development and co-commercialization rights of Cytokinetics. Cytokinetics is also developing CK-274, a novel cardiac myosin inhibitor that company scientists discovered independent of its collaborations, for the potential treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies (HCM). Cytokinetics is conducting REDWOOD-HCM, a Phase 2 clinical trial of CK-274 in patients with obstructive HCM. Cytokinetics continues its over 20-year history of pioneering innovation in muscle biology and related pharmacology focused to diseases of muscle dysfunction and conditions of muscle weakness.

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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 Act's Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements. Examples of such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to Cytokinetics' and its partners' research and development activities of Cytokinetics’ product candidates. Such statements are based on management's current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to the risks related to Cytokinetics' business outlined in Cytokinetics' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and Cytokinetics' actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which it operates, may differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Any forward-looking statements that Cytokinetics makes in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. Cytokinetics assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this press release.

Diane Weiser                 
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations
(415) 290-7757

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Source: Cytokinetics, Incorporated