NORCROSS, Ga., Feb. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Galectin Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:GALT), the leading developer of therapeutics that target galectin proteins to treat fibrosis and cancer, today announced that the Company will present at the 16 th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference, to be held February 10-11, 2014, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The conference is hosted by the Biotechnology Industry Organization and is the largest independent investor conference focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies. Peter G. Traber, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Medical Officer of Galectin Therapeutics, will provide an overview of the Company's business and recent and upcoming milestones during his live presentation. WHAT: 16 th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference WHO: Peter G. Traber, M.D., Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Medical Officer of Galectin Therapeutics WHEN: Monday, February 10, 2014 at 4 p.m. Eastern Standard Time WHERE: The Waldorf Astoria, 4th Floor, Duke of Windsor conference room, New York, N.Y. The presentation will be webcast live. To access the webcast, please visit http://www.veracast.com/webcasts/bio/ceoinvestor2014/64140293708.cfm. The webcast replay will be available for three months. About Galectin Therapeutics Galectin Therapeutics (Nasdaq:GALT) is developing promising carbohydrate-based therapies for the treatment of fibrotic liver disease and cancer based on the Company's unique understanding of galectin proteins, key mediators of biologic function. We are leveraging extensive scientific and development expertise as well as established relationships with external sources to achieve cost effective and efficient development. We are pursuing a clear development pathway to clinical enhancement and commercialization for our lead compounds in liver fibrosis and cancer. Additional information is available at www.galectintherapeutics.com .
CONTACT: Galectin Therapeutics Inc. Peter G. Traber, MD, 678-620-3186 President, CEO, & CMO firstname.lastname@example.org