LifeSci Advisors, LLC., a leading provider of investment research and investor relations services in the life sciences sector, today announced that it has initiated coverage on Rockwell Medical (NASDAQ: RMTI), a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company offering innovative products and services targeting end-stage renal disease (ESRD), chronic kidney disease, and iron deficiency anemia. LifeSci Advisors’ 23-page Initiation Report contains a detailed discussion of Rockwell Medical’s current products and pipeline, including competitive positioning and growth opportunities. The report highlights recent achievements, short-term and long-term market dynamics, macroeconomic data indicators, and risks. A complete financial analysis including forecasts envisaging how Rockwell Medical may evolve as it enhances its product offerings and expands its operations. “Rockwell Medical is in the enviable position of having both an established, profitable base business and a potentially game-changing pipeline product in Soluble Ferric Pyrophosphate (SFP) to treat iron deficiency in ESRD patients,” commented Andrew I. McDonald, Ph.D., Managing Director at LifeSci Advisors. “Rockwell plans to initiate Phase 3 clinical studies in late 2010 and SFP could transform iron therapy by enhancing convenience and providing a more physiological iron delivery and better outcomes to hemodialysis patients suffering from anemia.” Dr. McDonald’s full Initiation Report is available to download at no cost at the LifeSci Advisors website, www.lifesciadvisors.com. LifeSci Advisors will also provide ongoing coverage and event-based research updates on Rockwell Medical as developments occur. The LifeSci Advisors research team is led by Dr. Andrew I. McDonald, an industry veteran with more than 15 years of healthcare industry experience. Prior to co-founding LSA, Dr. McDonald was the Senior Biotechnology Analyst at Great Point Partners, a leading health care investment firm with over $500 million under management. Before Great Point, he was Co-head of Healthcare Research and Lead Biotechnology Analyst at ThinkEquity Partners, a boutique investment banking firm focused on growth companies. Dr. McDonald holds a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, and he worked as a medicinal chemist for several years at both Pfizer and Cytokinetics, prior to joining ThinkEquity.
About Rockwell Medical:Rockwell Medical is a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company offering innovative products and services initially targeting end-stage renal disease (ESRD), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and iron deficiency anemia. An established manufacturer and leader in delivering high-quality hemodialysis concentrates/dialysates to dialysis providers and distributors in the U.S. and abroad, Rockwell provides products that are used to maintain human life by removing toxins and replacing critical nutrients in the dialysis patient's bloodstream. Dialysis is a process that duplicates kidney function for patients who suffer from ESRD. There are approximately 400,000 ESRD patients in the United States, a prevalence growing at an annual rate of 4 percent, and approximately 2 million ESRD patients world-wide. Please visit www.rockwellmed.com for more information. About LifeSci Advisors: LifeSci Advisors (LSA) is a leading research firm and communications consultancy dedicated to the life sciences industry. The firm provides strategic counsel, customized marketing communications, comprehensive research reports and investor relations services to companies that specialize in the discovery, development and commercialization of drugs, drug delivery systems, medical devices and diagnostics. To learn more about LSA, visit the company’s website, www.lifesciadvisors.com. Important Disclosures : The research report described in this press release is not intended as an offering, recommendation, or a solicitation of an offer to buy or sell securities. The securities discussed in LSA research reports may be unsuitable for some investors depending on their specific investment objectives, financial status, risk profile, or particular needs. Investors should consider LSA reports as only a single factor in making their investment decisions and should not rely solely on these reports in evaluating whether or not to buy or sell the securities of the subject company. LifeSci Advisors has been compensated by the company that is the subject of the report described and future research reports, investor relations services, and general consulting services. Please read each report's full disclosures and analyst background on the LSA website, www.lifesciadvisors.com, before investing. LifeSci Advisors is not a registered investment adviser or broker-dealer. Forward-looking statements: This press release contains forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These forward-looking statements represent the LSA's judgment as of the date of this release. LifeSci Advisors disclaims, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.