Acorda Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: ACOR) will host a Research and Development Day for the investment community on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at The Four Seasons Hotel in New York City.
Members of Acordaâ€™s management team, including President and CEO Ron Cohen, M.D., Chief Scientific Officer Andrew Blight, Ph.D., Chief Medical Officer Enrique Carrazana., M.D., and VP, Research and Development Tony Caggiano, Ph.D, M.D., will review Acordaâ€™s current R&D programs including its AMPYRAÂ® (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg stroke, cerebral palsy and other development programs, as well as its other clinical and preclinical programs. Independent experts in the fields of heart failure, spinal cord injury and chronic stroke will provide perspectives on current standards of care and the compounds being developed by Acorda.
A live audio webcast of the presentation can be accessed under â€śInvestor Eventsâ€ť in the Investor section of the Acorda website at www.acorda.com or available via the following link prior to the start of the event:
To participate in the conference call, please dial 800-798-2796 (domestic) or 617-614-6204 (international) and reference the access code 48961682. A replay of the call will be available from 3:30 p.m. on April 17, 2012 until 11:59 p.m. on May 17, 2012. To access the replay, please dial 888-286-8010 (domestic) or 617-801-6888 (international) and reference the access code 77122833.
About Acorda Therapeutics
Acorda Therapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on developing therapies that restore function and improve the lives of people with MS, spinal cord injury and other neurological conditions.
Acorda markets AMPYRAÂ® (dalfampridine) Extended Release Tablets, 10 mg, in the United States as a treatment to improve walking in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). This was demonstrated by an improvement in walking speed. AMPYRA is marketed outside the United States as FAMPYRAÂ® (prolonged-release fampridine tablets) by Biogen Idec under a licensing agreement from Acorda. AMPYRA and FAMPYRA are manufactured under license from Alkermes Pharma Ireland Limited.
The Company also markets ZANAFLEX CAPSULESÂ® (tizanidine hydrochloride) and ZANAFLEXÂ® (tizanidine hydrochloride) tablets, a short-acting drug for the management of spasticity. Acorda also receives sales royalties on tizanidine hydrochloride tablets, an authorized generic version of ZANAFLEX CAPSULES distributed by Watson Pharmaceutics, Inc. under its agreement with Acorda.
Acorda is developing an industry-leading pipeline of novel neurological therapies. The Company is studying AMPYRA to improve a range of functional impairments caused by MS, as well as its use in other neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy and chronic stroke. In addition, Acorda is developing clinical stage compounds AC105 for acute treatment of spinal cord injury and GGF2 for treatment of heart failure.Â GGF2 is also being investigated in preclinical studies as a treatment for neurological conditions such as stroke and spinal cord injury. Additional preclinical programs include rHIgM22, a remyelinating monoclonal antibody for the treatment of MS, and chondroitinase, an enzyme that encourages nerve plasticity in spinal cord injury.
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, regarding management's expectations, beliefs, goals, plans or prospects should be considered forward-looking. These statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially, including Acorda Therapeutics' ability to successfully market and sell Ampyra in the United States; third party payors (including governmental agencies) may not reimburse for the use of Ampyra at acceptable rates or at all and may impose restrictive prior authorization requirements that limit or block prescriptions; the risk of unfavorable results from future studies of Ampyra; the occurrence of adverse safety events with our products; delays in obtaining or failure to obtain regulatory approval of or to market successfully Fampyra outside of the United States and our dependence on our collaboration partner Biogen Idec in connection therewith; competition, including the impact of generic competition on Zanaflex Capsules revenues; failure to protect Acorda Therapeuticsâ€™ intellectual property, to defend against the intellectual property claims of others or to obtain third party intellectual property licenses needed for the commercialization of our products; the ability to obtain additional financing to support Acorda Therapeutics' operations; and, unfavorable results from our research and development programs. These and other risks are described in greater detail in Acorda Therapeutics' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Acorda Therapeutics may not actually achieve the goals or plans described in its forward-looking statements, and investors should not place undue reliance on these statements. Forward-looking statements made in this release are made only as of the date hereof, and Acorda Therapeutics disclaims any intent or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.Business Wire
Last updated on: 10/04/2012 14:00:01