NEWARK, Calif., Nov. 28, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBAY), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for indications with high unmet medical need, including rare and orphan diseases, today announced that management will participate in a fireside chat at the 28 th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference on November 30, 2016. The audio portion of the fireside chat will be accessible live through the Investors page on the company's website at http://ir.cymabay.com/events. A replay of the webcast will be available on the company's website for 14 days following the event. 28th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare ConferenceDate: Wednesday, November 30Time: 3:00pm - 3:25pm Eastern TimePlace: The Lotte New York Palace HotelWebcast: http://ir.cymabay.com/events About CymaBay CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. (CBAY) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing therapies to treat diseases with high unmet medical need, including serious rare and orphan disorders. MBX-8025 is a potent, selective, orally active PPARd agonist. CymaBay has recently completed a Phase 2 study of MBX-8025 in patients with primary biliary cholangitis as well as a pilot Phase 2 study in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia, establishing proof-of-concept in both indications. Previously, a Phase 2 study of MBX-8025 in patients with mixed dyslipidemia established that it has an anti-atherogenic lipid profile. Arhalofenate, CymaBay's other product candidate, is a potential Urate-Lowering Anti-Flare Therapy that has completed five Phase 2 studies in gout patients. Arhalofenate has been found to reduce painful flares in joints while at the same time promoting excretion of uric acid by the kidney. This dual action addresses both the signs and symptoms of gout while managing the underlying pathophysiology of hyperuricemia.