Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ: DYAX) announced today that executive management will participate in the Needham and Company 11 th Annual Healthcare Conference, being held April 3-4, 2012 at the New York Palace Hotel in New York City. Gustav Christensen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Dyax, will present on Tuesday, April 3 rd at 1:20 PM (ET). Mr. Christensen will provide a corporate update regarding the Company’s two key value drivers - the angioedema franchise and the Licensing and Funded Research Program (LFRP).
The Dyax presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed by visiting the Investor Relations section of the company website at www.dyax.com. The webcast will also be available on the Dyax website for a limited period of time following the conference.
Dyax is a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel biotherapeutics for unmet medical needs. Dyax's lead product, ecallantide, has been approved under the brand name KALBITOR® in the United States for the treatment of acute attacks of hereditary angioedema (HAE) in patients 16 years of age and older.Dyax is commercializing KALBITOR in the United States independently, and establishing strategic collaborations to develop and commercialize ecallantide for the treatment of HAE in key regions worldwide. Currently, Dyax has agreements for regions including Europe, Japan, Russia, the Middle East, Israel, North Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America (excluding Mexico) and the Caribbean. Dyax is also exploring other potential indications for ecallantide, either alone or through collaborations, including drug-induced angioedema. Ecallantide and other compounds in Dyax's pipeline were identified using its patented phage display technology, which rapidly selects compounds that bind with high affinity and specificity to therapeutic targets. Dyax leverages this technology broadly through the Licensing and Funded Research Program (LFRP), which has over 70 revenue generating licenses and collaborations for therapeutic discovery, as well as for affinity separations, diagnostic imaging, and research reagents. The success of the Company's LFRP portfolio is illustrated by the program's advanced licensee pipeline that includes 18 candidates in clinical development. Of those candidates, four are in Phase 3 clinical trials, four are in Phase 2 and ten are in Phase 1.