NEW YORK, May 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:KERX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative therapies to market for patients suffering from renal disease, today announced that a conference call will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. EDT to discuss results for the first quarter of 2014 and provide an update on the business. 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, headquartered in New York, is focused on bringing innovative therapies to market for patients suffering from chronic kidney disease (CKD). In the United States, ferric citrate coordination complex is currently under review by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia in dialysis-dependent CKD patients, where, pending approval, it will be marketed as Zerenex™ by Keryx. In January 2014, ferric citrate was approved for the treatment of patients with all stages of CKD in Japan, where it will be marketed as Riona ® by Keryx's Japanese partner, Japan Tobacco Inc. and Torii Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd. About Zerenex™ Zerenex™ (ferric citrate coordination complex), is an oral, ferric iron-based phosphate binder. Keryx has completed a U.S.-based phase 3 clinical program for Zerenex for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia (elevated phosphate levels) in dialysis-dependent CKD patients, conducted pursuant to a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreement with the FDA. The company's New Drug Application (NDA) is currently under review by the FDA with an assigned Prescription Drug User Fee Act (PDUFA) goal date of June 7, 2014. Keryx has filed a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) with the European Medicines Agency (EMA), seeking the approval of Zerenex as a treatment of hyperphosphatemia in patients with all stages of CKD and that application is currently under review.
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