SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Sept. 5, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:BMRN) will host a Research and Development Day for the investment community on Tuesday, September 17, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at The Plaza Hotel in New York City. Members of BioMarin's management team and industry experts will provide an update on the company's product portfolio and advancements in the research and development pipeline. Dial-in information Toll-free number: (877) 303-6313 International number: (631) 813-4734 Conference ID #: 49577946 Replay information Toll-free number: (855) 859-2056 International number: (404) 537-3406 Conference ID #: 49577946 Interested parties may access a live audio webcast and slides of the presentation via the investor section of the BioMarin website, http://www.BMRN.com. About BioMarin BioMarin develops and commercializes innovative biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions. The company's product portfolio comprises four approved products and multiple clinical and pre-clinical product candidates. Approved products include Naglazyme® (galsulfase) for mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI), a product wholly developed and commercialized by BioMarin; Aldurazyme® (laronidase) for mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I), a product which BioMarin developed through a 50/50 joint venture with Genzyme Corporation; Kuvan® (sapropterin dihydrochloride) Tablets, for phenylketonuria (PKU), developed in partnership with Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany; and Firdapse® (amifampridine), which has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS). Product candidates include Vimizim (N-acetylgalactosamine 6-sulfatase), formally referred to as GALNS, which successfully completed Phase III clinical development for the treatment of MPS IVA, PEG-PAL (PEGylated recombinant phenylalanine ammonia lyase), which is currently in Phase III clinical development for the treatment of PKU, BMN-701, a novel fusion protein of insulin-like growth factor 2 and acid alpha glucosidase (IGF2-GAA), which is currently in Phase I/II clinical development for the treatment of Pompe disease, BMN-673, a poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, which is currently in Phase I/II clinical development for the treatment of genetically-defined cancers, and BMN-111, a modified C-natriuretic peptide, which is currently in Phase I clinical development for the treatment of achondroplasia. For additional information, please visit www.BMRN.com. Information on BioMarin's website is not incorporated by reference into this press release. BioMarin ®, Naglazyme ®, Kuvan ® and Firdapse™ are registered trademarks of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Aldurazyme ® is a registered trademark of BioMarin/Genzyme LLC.
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