Leiden, The Netherlands, Oct. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Prosensa Holding N.V. (NASDAQ: RNA), the Dutch biopharmaceutical company focusing on RNA-modulating therapeutics for rare diseases with high unmet need, will hold a conference call on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. CET to discuss recently-presented data on drisapersen, an investigational antisense oligonucleotide, for the treatment of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) patients with an amenable mutation, which is exclusively licensed to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).
Prosensa Chief Executive Officer Hans Schikan will be joined by Giles Campion, Prosensa's Chief Medical Officer & Senior Vice-President of Research and Development and Judith van Deutekom, Vice President of Drug Discovery to discuss the recently presented results from studies of drisapersen. These include results from DEMAND III (Phase III; DMD114044); DEMAND II (Phase II; DMD114117); DEMAND V (Phase II; DMD114876) and 177 week data from the Phase I/II extension study (DMD114673).
The data were presented at the DIA/FDA Oligonucleotide based Therapeutics Conference in Washington DC, the 18th World Muscle Society Congress in Asilomar, California and the 9th Annual Meeting of the Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society in Naples, Italy, running from Sept 25-27, October 1-5 and 6-8, respectively.In order to participate in the conference call, please dial 1-877 280 2342 (US domestic) and refer to conference ID 2579927. International dial-in numbers and an audio webcast can be accessed under "Events & Presentations" through the Investors & Media section of the Prosensa corporate website www.prosensa.com. About drisapersen Drisapersen, (previously GSK2402968/PRO051) an antisense oligonucleotide, which induces exon skipping of exon 51, is currently in late stage development for DMD. GSK obtained an exclusive worldwide license to develop and commercialize drisapersen from Prosensa in 2009. Drisapersen has been designated orphan drug status in the EU, US and Japan. In June 2013, drisapersen was granted Breakthrough Therapy designation by the US Food and Drug Administration.