Amylin Supports Rare Disease Day 2012
To help raise public awareness of rare diseases, Amylin is also featuring a Rare Disease Day series on its corporate blog, Building Blocks, available at www.amylinbuildingblocks.com. This series includes contributions from several experts in the rare disease field describing efforts underway to understand and combat rare diseases, as well as initiatives that are providing support for patient communities. Amylin is also participating in the Global Genes Project's "Wear that you Care™" denim campaign, encouraging its employees to wear jeans to work today to show support for the rare disease cause.
Amylin is developing metreleptin as a potential treatment option for diabetes and/or hypertriglyceridemia in pediatric and adult patients with rare forms of lipodystrophy. The Company plans to complete the rolling Biologics License Application (BLA) submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the first half of this year.
About Amylin PharmaceuticalsAmylin Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to improving lives of patients through the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative medicines. Amylin is committed to delivering novel therapies that transform the way diabetes and other metabolic disorders are treated. Amylin is headquartered in San Diego, Calif. and has a commercial manufacturing facility in Ohio. More information about Amylin Pharmaceuticals is available at www.amylin.com. This press release contains forward-looking statements about Amylin, which involve risks and uncertainties. Our actual results could differ materially from those discussed herein due to a number of risks and uncertainties, including risks that metreleptin as a potential treatment option for diabetes and/or hypertriglyceridemia in pediatric and adult patients with rare forms of lipodystrophy will not be approved by the FDA; risks that our clinical trials will not be completed when planned, may not replicate previous results, may not be predictive of real world use or may not achieve desired end-points; risks that our preclinical studies may not be predictive; risks that our NDAs for product candidates or sNDAs for label expansion requests may not be submitted timely or receive FDA approval; risks that we will not submit the remaining components of the BLA mentioned in this press release in a timely manner; and other risks inherent in the drug development and commercialization process. These and additional risks and uncertainties are described more fully in the Company's recently filed Form 10-K. Amylin disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
SOURCE Amylin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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