NEW YORK, March 11, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KERX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of renal disease, today announced that a conference call will be held on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. EDT to discuss results for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2013 and a business outlook for 2014. Ron Bentsur, Chief Executive Officer of Keryx, will host the call. In order to participate in the conference call, please call 1-877-869-3847 (U.S.), 1-201-689-8261 (outside the U.S.), call-in ID: KERYX. The audio recording of the conference call will be available for replay at http://www.keryx.com, for a period of 15 days after the call. Keryx will announce its financial results for this period in a press release to be issued prior to the call. ABOUT KERYX BIOPHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Keryx Biopharmaceuticals is focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of pharmaceutical products for the treatment of renal disease. Keryx is developing Zerenex ™ (ferric citrate coordination complex), an oral, ferric iron-based compound. Zerenex has completed a U.S.-based Phase 3 clinical program for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia (elevated phosphate levels) in patients with chronic kidney disease on dialysis, conducted pursuant to a Special Protocol Assessment agreement with the FDA. Keryx's New Drug Application, submitted to the FDA in 2013, is currently under review and has an assigned Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date of June 7, 2014. Keryx has recently submitted a Marketing Authorization Application filing to the European Medicines Agency. Zerenex has also completed a Phase 2 study in the U.S. for the management of elevated serum phosphorus levels and iron deficiency anemia in patients with Stage 3 to 5 non-dialysis dependent chronic kidney disease. In addition, Keryx's Japanese partner, Japan Tobacco, Inc. and Torii Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., received marketing approval of ferric citrate in Japan for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in patients with chronic kidney disease on January 17, 2014. Keryx is headquartered in New York City.
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