WIXOM, Mich., Nov. 3, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rockwell Medical (Nasdaq:RMTI), a fully-integrated biopharmaceutical company offering innovative products and services targeting end-stage renal disease (ESRD), chronic kidney disease (CKD), and iron deficiency anemia, announced today that two Soluble Ferric Pyrophosphate (SFP) abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) meeting being held on November 16 – 21 in Denver, Colorado. Data will be presented during the ASN meeting for the Company's late-stage investigational drug SFP, which is being studied for the treatment of iron-deficiency anemia in ESRD patients, at the following poster session:
- Title: Reduced ESA Requirement by Continuous Delivery of Soluble Ferric Pyrophosphate (SFP) via Dialysate in CKD−HD Patients ; Poster Board #: F−PO1392; Friday, November 19, 2010 ; 10:00am−2:30pm
- Title: IV Iron Therapy Leads to Iron Overload in CKD-HD Patients ; Poster Board #: F-PO1395; Friday, November 19, 2010 ; 10:00am-2:30pm
For a demonstration of SFP's unique mechanism of action, please view the animation video at http://www.rockwellmed.com/collateral/documents/english-us/mode-of-action.html .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 5-6 percent, while there are approximately 2 million ESRD patients world-wide. The Company is currently developing unique, proprietary renal drug therapies for iron treatment. These exclusive renal drug therapies support disease management initiatives to improve the quality of life and care of dialysis patients and are designed to deliver safe and effective therapy, while decreasing drug administration costs and improving patient convenience. Rockwell Medical is developing a pipeline of drug therapies, including extensions of SFP for indications outside of hemodialysis. Please visit www.rockwellmed.com for more information. The Rockwell Medical Technologies, Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6773 Certain statements in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the federal securities laws. Words such as "may," "might," "will," "should," "believe," "expect," "anticipate," "estimate," "continue," "predict," "forecast," "project," "plan", "intend" or similar expressions, or statements regarding intent, belief, or current expectations, are forward-looking statements. While the Company believes these forward-looking statements are reasonable, undue reliance should not be placed on any such forward-looking statements, which are based on information available to us on the date of this release. These forward looking statements are based upon current estimates and assumptions and are subject to various risks and uncertainties, including without limitation those set forth in Rockwell Medical's SEC filings. Thus, actual results could be materially different. Rockwell Medical expressly disclaims any obligation to update or alter statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.
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