EXTON, Pa., July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ViroPharma Incorporated's (Nasdaq: VPHM) second quarter financial results for 2012 are expected to be released no later than Thursday, August 9, 2012. In light of the August 9th PDUFA date for industrial scale expansion of Cinryze® (C1 esterase inhibitor [human]), the company has chosen to align the two events. In the event the company receives a response from the FDA prior to August 9th, the company will announce the specific timing of the conference call upon receipt of the FDA response. During the conference call, ViroPharma management will discuss the 2012 second quarter financial results and other business including the FDA decision regarding industrial scale expansion of Cinryze. The press release and the live webcast of the conference call will be accessible via ViroPharma's corporate website at http://www.viropharma.com. An audio archive will be available at the same address until August 23, 2012. To participate in the conference call, please dial (800) 874-4559 (domestic) and (302) 607-2019 (international). After placing the call, please tell the operator you wish to join the ViroPharma investor conference call. About ViroPharma Incorporated ViroPharma Incorporated is an international biopharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing novel solutions for physician specialists to address unmet medical needs of patients living with diseases that have few if any clinical therapeutic options. ViroPharma is developing a portfolio of therapeutics for rare and Orphan diseases including C1 esterase inhibitor deficiency, Friedreich's Ataxia, and adrenal insufficiency; and recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI). Our goal is to provide rewarding careers to employees, to create new standards of care in the way serious diseases are treated, and to build international partnerships with the patients, advocates, and health care professionals we serve. ViroPharma's commercial products address diseases including hereditary angioedema (HAE), seizures and C. difficile-associated diarrhea (CDAD); for full U.S. prescribing information on our products, please download the package inserts at http://www.viropharma.com/Products.aspx; the prescribing information for other countries can be found at www.viropharma.com. ViroPharma routinely posts information, including press releases, which may be important to investors in the investor relations and media sections of our company's web site, www.viropharma.com. The company encourages investors to consult these sections for more information on ViroPharma and our business. SOURCE ViroPharma Incorporated
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