EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J., Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) today announced that Paul Hamelin, R.Ph., President of Savient will present at the 29th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time. The conference will be held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA.
A live webcast of the presentation and the question and answer session can be accessed through the investor relations section of the Company's website www.savient.com. Following the live presentation, a replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for 30 days.
ABOUT SAVIENT PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.
Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing KRYSTEXXA™ (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® (oxandrolone tablets, USP) CIII in the U.S.
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