Synageva BioPharma Corp. (Synageva) (NASDAQ:GEVA), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic products for rare diseases, will report 2012 fourth quarter and full year financial results after the NASDAQ Market closes on Monday, March 11, 2013. Synageva management will conduct a conference call and audio webcast to discuss these results as well as provide a general business update at 4:30 p.m. EST on the same day. The dial-in number for the conference call is (877) 312-5514 for U.S. callers, or (970) 315-0452 for international callers, and reference conference ID: 95417172. A live webcast of the call will be available from the “Webcasts & Presentations” section of the Investor Relations tab on the home page of Synageva’s website at www.synageva.com. About Synageva’s Lead Program Sebelipase alfa (SBC-102) is a recombinant form of the human LAL enzyme under development by Synageva as an enzyme replacement therapy for LAL Deficiency, a lysosomal storage disorder (LSD). Synageva is currently evaluating sebelipase alfa in global clinical trials for both early and late onset LAL Deficiency. Sebelipase alfa has been granted orphan designations by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the European Medicines Agency, and the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare. Additionally, sebelipase alfa received “fast track” designation by the FDA. About LAL Deficiency LAL Deficiency is a rare autosomal recessive LSD caused by a marked decrease in LAL enzyme activity. Late onset LAL Deficiency, sometimes called Cholesteryl Ester Storage Disease (CESD), affects both children and adults. In these patients, the buildup of fatty material in the liver and blood vessel walls may lead to liver cirrhosis, liver failure and accelerated atherosclerotic events. Early onset LAL Deficiency, sometimes called Wolman disease, affects infants and is characterized by severe malabsorption, growth failure and liver failure, and is usually fatal within the first six months of life. There are no approved pharmacological therapies for LAL Deficiency. Success with stem cell and liver transplant appears to be limited by procedure-related morbidity and mortality. About Synageva BioPharma Corp. Synageva is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of therapeutic products for patients with life-threatening rare diseases and unmet medical need. Synageva has several protein therapeutics in its drug development pipeline. The company has a team with a proven record of bringing therapies to patients with rare diseases.
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