NOVATO, Calif., April 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Inc., a biotechnology company focused on developing treatments for rare and ultra-rare genetic disorders, today announced that it has moved its corporate headquarters to a larger facility in the Bel Marin Keys area of Novato, CA. The relocation will accommodate current and future growth of Ultragenyx' staff and expand operations in the areas of clinical development, regulatory affairs, technical operations, and administration. The company will continue to lease laboratory facilities at the Buck Institute in Novato which currently houses the company's research staff.
"Our move to our new corporate headquarters will enable us to support the advancement of our pipeline of treatments for rare and ultra-rare diseases and grow our team as needed," said Emil Kakkis, MD, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, who founded Ultragenyx in 2010. "We want to express our appreciation to the elected officials and city of Novato for their support of Ultragenyx, and we look forward to continuing to be an integral part of the Novato community."
Ultragenyx will celebrate the relocation of its corporate headquarters by holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Friday, April 27, 2012, at 3:30pm at its new location.
The address of the new corporate headquarters is 60 Leveroni Court, Novato, CA 94949, and the new corporate phone number is 415-483-8800.
Ultragenyx is a privately held, developmental stage biotechnology company committed to bringing life-enhancing therapeutics for patients with rare and ultra-rare genetic diseases, also known as orphan and ultra-orphan diseases, to market. The company focuses on rare metabolic diseases that affect small numbers of patients, but for which the unmet medical need is high and there are no effective treatments. Ultragenyx intends to build a sustainable pipeline of safe and effective therapies to address these underserved diseases. Ultragenyx' lead program, UX001, is being evaluated as a potential treatment for hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM), also known as GNE myopathy.
The company is led by an experienced management team in rare disease therapeutics. Ultragenyx is striving toward an improved model for successful rare disease drug development which has the potential to increase efficiency while maintaining appropriate safety and efficacy standards. The company believes that it can deliver significant value to patients by building a high quality pipeline of rare disease therapeutics and efficiently transforming good science into great medicine.
For more information on Ultragenyx, please visit the company's website at www.ultragenyx.com.
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