NEW YORK, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intercept Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ( Nasdaq: ICPT) (Intercept), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel bile acid therapeutics to treat chronic liver diseases, such as primary biliary cirrhosis, today announced that Mark Pruzanski, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the Deutsche Bank Securities 38th Annual Health Care Conference in Boston on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 4:10 p.m. ET.
Intercept is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel therapeutics to treat orphan and more prevalent liver diseases, such as primary biliary cirrhosis, utilizing its expertise in bile acid chemistry. The company's lead product candidate, obeticholic acid (OCA) is a bile acid analog and first-in-class agonist of the farnesoid X receptor (FXR). OCA is initially being developed for the second line treatment of primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) in patients with an inadequate response to, or who are unable to tolerate, ursodiol, the only approved therapy for this indication. OCA has received orphan drug designation in both the United States and Europe for the treatment of PBC. Intercept owns worldwide rights to OCA outside of Japan and China, where it has out-licensed the product candidate to DSP. For more information about Intercept, please visit the Company's website at: www.interceptpharma.com.
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