BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq and SWX: BMRN) will host a Research and Development Day for the financial community on Thursday, June 5, 2008 from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the W New York Hotel in New York City. Members of BioMarin's senior management team will provide an overview of the company's product portfolio, new information about advancements in the research and development pipeline and other ongoing programs. Featured guests will include Dr. Barbara Burton, Professor of Pediatrics, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Director, PKU Clinic at Children's Memorial Hospital.
Interested parties may access a live audio webcast of the presentation via the investor section of the BioMarin website, http://www.bmrn.com/. A replay of the presentation will be archived on the site for at least one week following the presentation.
BioMarin develops and commercializes innovative biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions. The company's product portfolio comprises three approved products and multiple clinical and preclinical product candidates. Approved products include Naglazyme(R) (galsulfase) for mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI), a product wholly developed and commercialized by BioMarin; Aldurazyme(R) (laronidase) for mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I), a product which BioMarin developed through a 50/50 joint venture with Genzyme Corporation; and Kuvan(R) (sapropterin dihydrochloride) Tablets, a product for the treatment of phenylketonuria (PKU), developed in partnership with Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany. Other product candidates include 6R-BH4 for cardiovascular indications, which is currently in Phase 2 clinical development for the treatment of peripheral arterial disease and sickle cell disease, and PEG-PAL (PEGylated recombinant phenylalanine ammonia lyase) for the treatment of PKU. For additional information, please visit http://www.bmrn.com/. Information on BioMarin's website is not incorporated by reference into this press release.
BioMarin(R), Naglazyme(R) and Kuvan(R) are registered trademarks of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Aldurazyme(R) is a registered trademark of BioMarin/Genzyme LLC. Contacts: Investors Media Eugenia Shen Susan Berg BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (415) 506-6570 (415) 506-6594
First Call Analyst:
FCMN Contact: email@example.com
SOURCE: BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
CONTACT: Investors, Eugenia Shen, +1-415-506-6570, or Media, Susan Berg,
+1-415-506-6594, both of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc.
Web site: http://www.bmrn.com/