BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) today announced that several abstracts related to KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) have been selected for presentation at the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) / Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP) 2013 Annual Meeting. The 2013 ACR/ARHP annual meeting will be held October 26-30, 2013, in San Diego, CA.
Full text of the following accepted abstracts can be accessed by visiting the American College of Rheumatology website at www.rheumatology.org.
- Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics Of Pegloticase In Patients With End-Stage Renal Failure Receiving Hemodialysis; Abstract #1176 (Poster); Monday, October 28, 2013, 8:30am 4:00pm PT
- Pharmacovigilance Update On Pegloticase For Treatment Refractory Gout: United States Clinical Experience Demonstrates The Value Of Serum Uric Acid Monitoring As a Biomarker Of Risk and Efficacy; Abstract #1192 (Poster); Monday, October 28, 2013, 8:30am 4:00pm PT
- Target Tophus Size and Complete Response Rates In Patients Treated With Open-Label Pegloticase For Chronic Gout Refractory To Conventional Therapy; Abstract #1193 (Poster); Monday, October 28, 2013, 8:30am 4:00pm PT
- Many Gout Patients Treated By Rheumatologists Do Not Meet Established Treatment Goals Despite Long-Term Urate Lowering Therapy: Results Of a Gout Patient Encounter Survey; Abstract #861 (Oral); Sunday, October 27, 2013, 5:45pm PT
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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