Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at the BIO CEO & Investor Conference
SAN DIEGO, Feb 06, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
(Nasdaq: ARNA) announced today that the company is scheduled to present at the
BIO CEO & Investor Conference on February 12, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. Eastern Time
(6:30 a.m. Pacific Time) at the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in New York City. David
A. Walsey, Arena's Director of Corporate Communications, is scheduled to
provide an overview of the company, including its clinical development and
A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available under the
investor relations section of Arena's website at http://www.arenapharm.com. A
replay of the presentation will be available for 30 days following the event.
Please connect to Arena's website several minutes prior to the start of the
webcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be
About Arena Pharmaceuticals
Arena is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on
discovering, developing and commercializing oral drugs in four major
therapeutic areas: cardiovascular, central nervous system, inflammatory and
metabolic diseases. Arena's most advanced drug candidate, lorcaserin, is being
investigated in a Phase 3 clinical trial program for the treatment of obesity.
Arena's broad pipeline of novel compounds targeting G protein-coupled
receptors, an important class of validated drug targets, includes compounds
being evaluated independently and with its partners, Merck & Co., Inc. and
Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc.
Arena Pharmaceuticals® and Arena® are registered service marks of the
company. "APD" is an abbreviation for Arena Pharmaceuticals Development.
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking statements
that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Such forward-looking
statements include statements about Arena's strategy, internal and partnered
programs, and ability to develop compounds and commercialize drugs. For such
statements, Arena claims the protection of the Private Securities Litigation
Reform Act of 1995. Actual events or results may differ materially from
Arena's expectations. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from the forward-looking statements include, but are not limited
to, planned clinical trials and studies may not proceed at the time or in the
manner Arena expects or at all, the results of preclinical studies or clinical
trials may not be predictive of future results, Arena's ability to partner
lorcaserin, APD125, APD791 or other of its compounds or programs, the timing,
success and cost of Arena's research, out-licensing endeavors and clinical
trials, Arena's ability to obtain additional financing, Arena's ability to
obtain and defend its patents, and the timing and receipt of payments and
fees, if any, from Arena's collaborators. Additional factors that could cause
actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by Arena's
forward-looking statements are disclosed in Arena's filings with the
Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent
Arena's judgment as of the time of this release. Arena disclaims any intent or
obligation to update these forward-looking statements, other than as may be
required under applicable law.
Contacts: Jack Lief Mary Claire Duch
President and CEO WeissComm Partners
David Walsey 212.301.7228
Director, Corporate Communications
Arena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
858.453.7200, ext. 1682