BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SVNT) announced today that an abstract related to KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) has been selected for poster presentation at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week 2013. The annual meeting will be held November 5-10, 2013, in Atlanta, GA.
Savient's abstract, #FR-PO417, entitled "Pegloticase, a Recombinant Uricase for the Treatment of Advanced Gout, Maintains Therapeutic Concentrations During Dialysis" will be presented in a poster session titled Dialysis: Epidemiology, Outcomes, and Clinical Trials; Non-Cardiovascular I, on Friday, November 8, 2013, from 10:00am to 12:00pm ET.
ABOUT SAVIENT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) for the treatment of chronic gout in adult patients who do not respond to conventional therapy. Savient has exclusively licensed worldwide rights to the technology related to KRYSTEXXA and its uses from Duke University ("Duke") and Mountain View Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("MVP"). Duke developed the recombinant uricase enzyme and MVP developed the PEGylation technology used in the manufacture of KRYSTEXXA. MVP and Duke have been granted U.S. and foreign patents disclosing and claiming the licensed technology and, in addition, Savient owns or co-owns U.S. and foreign patents and patent applications, which collectively form a broad portfolio of patents covering the composition, manufacture and methods of use and administration of KRYSTEXXA. In the U.S., Savient also supplies Oxandrin® (oxandrolone tablets, USP) CIII and co-promotes Kineret® (anakinra) with Swedish Orphan Biovitrum AB (Sobi). For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.savient.com.
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Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
John P. Hamill
Co-President and Chief Financial Officer
Caitlyn E. Murphy
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