EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) announced today that the company will release financial results for the third quarter 2010 following the close of the market on Thursday, November 4, 2010.
Paul Hamelin, President, and David Gionco, Group Vice President, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer, will host an investment community conference call beginning at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, November 5, 2010 to discuss these results and to answer questions.
To participate by telephone, please dial 888-357-3694 (Domestic) or 973-890-8276 (International). The conference identification number is 21650025. The live and archived webcast can be accessed on the investor relations section of the Savient website at www.savient.com. Please log on to Savient's website fifteen minutes prior to the start of the call to ensure adequate time for any downloads that may be necessary.
A telephone replay will be available from 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time on November 5, 2010 through 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 12, 2010 by dialing 800-642-1687 (Domestic) or 706-645-9291 (International) and entering conference ID number 21650025.
ABOUT SAVIENT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing KRYSTEXXA(TM) (pegloticase), which was approved by the FDA on September 14, 2010 for the treatment of chronic gout in adult patients refractory 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. Savient also manufactures and supplies Oxandrin(R) (oxandrolone tablets, USP) CIII in the U.S.
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