DURECT to Present at the BTIG Biotechnology Conference 2020
CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 5, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX) announced today that James E. Brown, President and CEO, Michael H. Arenberg, Chief Financial Officer and Dr. WeiQi Lin, Executive Vice President of R&D will be participating in a fireside chat at the BTIG Biotechnology Conference 2020, Monday, August 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. EDT / 8:00 a.m. PDT. Institutional investors that are participating in the conference may request a virtual one-on-one meeting through the conference coordinators.
The live audio webcast of the presentation will also be available by accessing DURECT’s homepage at www.www.durect.com and clicking on the “Investors” tab. If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on DURECT’s website in the “Event Calendar” of the “Investors” section.
About DURECT Corporation
DURECT is a biopharmaceutical company committed to transforming the treatment of acute organ injury and chronic liver diseases by advancing novel and potentially lifesaving therapies based on its endogenous epigenetic regulator program. DURECT’s lead candidate, DUR-928 is an endogenous sulfated oxysterol and an epigenetic regulator. It represents a new class of therapeutics with a unique mechanism of action. DUR-928 epigenetically modulates the expression of multiple clusters of master genes that are involved in many important cell signaling pathways, through which it stabilizes mitochondria, reduces lipotoxicity, regulates inflammatory or stress responses, and promotes cell survival. This drug candidate is currently in Phase 2 development for the treatment of alcoholic hepatitis (AH) and the treatment of COVID-19 patients with acute liver or kidney injury as well as Phase 1 development for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). DURECT’s proprietary drug delivery technologies are designed to enable new indications and enhanced attributes for small-molecule and biologic drugs. One late-stage product candidate in this category is POSIMIR® (bupivacaine extended-release solution), an investigational locally-acting, non-opioid analgesic intended to provide up to three days of continuous pain relief after surgery. For more information about DURECT, please visit www.www.durect.com.
DURECT Forward-Looking Statement The statements in this press release regarding the potential for DUR-928 to treat patients with AH, NASH, COVID-19, or other acute organ injury and chronic liver diseases , plans for clinical development of DUR-928 and the potential benefits and uses of our drug candidates, including the potential use of DUR-928 to treat AH, NASH and COVID-19 patients with acute liver or kidney injury and other acute and chronic diseases, and the potential of POSIMIR to treat post-surgical pain are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks that future clinical trials of DUR-928 do not confirm the results of trials conducted on small numbers of patients, are not started when anticipated, take longer to conduct than anticipated, do not generate similar positive results as generated in earlier clinical or pre-clinical trials, or do not demonstrate the safety or efficacy of DUR-928 in a statistically significant manner, the risk of disruptions to our business operations resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the risk that additional time and resources may be required for development, testing and regulatory approval of DUR-928, potential adverse effects arising from the testing or use of our drug candidates, the potential that the FDA will not approve POSIMIR, our potential failure to maintain our collaborative agreements with third parties or consummate new collaborations and risks related to our ability to obtain capital to fund operations and expenses. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in DURECT’s Form 10-Q filed on August 4, 2020 under the heading “Risk Factors.”
NOTE: POSIMIR® and SABER® are trademarks of DURECT Corporation. Other referenced trademarks belong to their respective owners. DUR-928 and POSIMIR are investigational drug candidates under development and have not been approved for commercialization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or other health authorities for any indication.