QUÉBEC CITY, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ:
AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) (the "Company") today announced that George R.
Merriam, MD, Director of the Clinical Study Unit at the VA Puget Sound
Health Care System, and Professor of Medicine at the University of
Washington, Seattle and Tacoma, WA, will give an oral presentation on
AEZS-130, Aeterna Zentaris' ghrelin agonist, at the 6th International Congress of the Growth Hormone Research (GRS) and
Insulin-like Growth Factor (IGF) Society, which will be held in Munich,
Germany, October 17-20, 2012.
The presentation titled, "Use of an orally-active ghrelin mimetic, macimorelin (AEZS-130), as a
safe, simple test for Adult Growth Hormone Deficiency (AGHD): Effect of
BMI on optimal cut off ", will take place on Thursday, October 18, 2012, from 4:30 to 4:45 pm
(local time), in the Black Box Room of the Gasteig Conference Center.
AEZS-130, a ghrelin agonist, is a novel orally-active small molecule
that stimulates the secretion of growth hormone. The Company has
completed a Phase 3 trial for use as an oral diagnostic test for AGHD.
AEZS-130 has been granted orphan drug designation by the FDA for use in
this indication. Aeterna Zentaris owns the worldwide rights to
About Aeterna Zentaris
Aeterna Zentaris is an oncology and endocrinology drug development
company currently investigating treatments for various unmet medical
needs. The Company's pipeline encompasses compounds at all stages of
development, from drug discovery through to marketed products. For more
information please visit www.aezsinc.com.
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