Synageva BioPharma Corp. (“Synageva”) (NASDAQ:GEVA), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare disorders, today announced that Sanj K. Patel, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Jefferies 2012 Global Healthcare Conference in London, England on Wednesday, November 14th, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. GMT (5:00 a.m. EST). In addition, the company will host one-on-one meetings at the Leerink Swann Management Access Day on November 20, 2012 in Boston, MA.
The Jefferies conference presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed from the “Webcasts & Presentations” section of the Investor Relations tab on the home page of Synageva’s website at www.synageva.com.
About Synageva’s Lead Program
Sebelipase alfa is a recombinant form of the human Lysosomal Acid Lipase (LAL) enzyme under development by Synageva as an enzyme replacement therapy for LAL Deficiency, a lysosomal storage disorder (LSD). Synageva currently evaluates sebelipase alfa in global clinical trials. Sebelipase alfa has been granted orphan designations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”), the European Medicines Agency, and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Additionally, sebelipase alfa received “fast track” designation by the FDA.
About LAL Deficiency
Lysosomal Acid Lipase Deficiency is a rare, autosomal recessive LSD that is caused by a marked decrease in LAL enzyme activity. Late onset LAL Deficiency, sometimes called Cholesteryl Ester Storage Disease (CESD), affects both children and adults. In these patients, the buildup of fatty material in the liver, spleen and blood vessel walls leads to complications resulting in significant morbidity and mortality. Early onset LAL Deficiency, sometimes called Wolman disease, affects infants and is characterized by severe malabsorption, growth failure, and hepatic failure and is usually fatal within the first year of life.
About Synageva BioPharma Corp.
Synageva is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutic products for patients with life-threatening rare diseases and unmet medical need. Synageva has several protein therapeutics in its pipeline. The company has assembled a team with a proven record of bringing orphan therapies to patients.
Further information regarding Synageva BioPharma Corp. is available at www.synageva.com.
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