Conatus Pharmaceuticals to Host Analyst and Investor Symposium on Portal Hypertension
The symposium will feature presentations by leading portal hypertension experts:
Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, M.D., Professor of Medicine in the Section of Digestive Diseases at Yale School of Medicine, Director of the Clinical and Translational Core at Yale Liver Center, and Chief of the Section of Digestive Diseases at the Veterans Administration-Connecticut Health Care System, will address the clinical importance of portal hypertension. Jaime Bosch, M.D., Ph.D., Guest Professor of Hepatology at Inselspital, Bern University, Switzerland, Emeritus Professor of Medicine in the Liver Unit at the Hospital Clínic-IDIBAPS, University of Barcelona, and Chairman of the Baveno Cooperation, will address the pathophysiology of portal hypertension. Steven Mento, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Conatus, will provide a brief overview of the company’s pan-caspase inhibitor, emricasan, and its potential as a treatment for portal hypertension.
A question and answer period will follow the formal presentations. Questions may be submitted in advance or during the live event by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A webcast of the event will be available live and archived in the Investors section of the company’s website at www.conatuspharma.com.
The company is conducting three Phase 2b clinical trials in collaboration with
- ENCORE-PH (for Portal Hypertension), initiated in the fourth quarter of 2016, in approximately 240 patients with compensated or early decompensated NASH cirrhosis and severe portal hypertension, with top-line results expected in the fourth quarter of 2018 followed by an integrated treatment extension period for clinical outcomes;
- ENCORE-NF (for NASH Fibrosis), initiated in the first quarter of 2016, in approximately 330 patients with NASH fibrosis, with top-line results expected in the first half of 2019; and
- ENCORE-LF (for Liver Function), initiated in the second quarter of 2017, in approximately 210 patients with decompensated NASH cirrhosis, with top-line results expected in the second half of 2019.
Conatus is a biotechnology company focused on the development of novel medicines to treat liver disease. In collaboration with
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