SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Dec. 08, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MyoKardia, Inc. (Nasdaq:MYOK), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering a precision medicine approach for the treatment of heritable cardiovascular diseases, today announced that Tassos Gianakakos, chief executive officer, will present at the BMO Capital Markets Prescription for Success Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, December 14, at 9:20 AM Eastern Time, in New York.
In addition, Mr. Gianakakos will participate in a panel discussion, “New Generation of Orphan Companies,” with other biopharmaceutical CEOs, at 9:40 AM Eastern Time.
To access the live webcast of MyoKardia’s presentation, please visit the “Events & Presentations” page within the Investors & Media section of the MyoKardia website at http://investors.myokardia.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on the MyoKardia website for 30 days following the conference.
MyoKardia is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering a precision medicine approach to discover, develop and commercialize targeted therapies for the treatment of serious and rare cardiovascular diseases. MyoKardia’s initial focus is on the treatment of heritable cardiomyopathies, a group of rare, genetically-driven forms of heart failure that result from biomechanical defects in cardiac muscle contraction. MyoKardia has used its precision medicine platform to generate a pipeline of therapeutic programs for the chronic treatment of the two most prevalent forms of heritable cardiomyopathy—hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, and dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM. MyoKardia’s most advanced product candidate, MYK-461, is an orally-administered small molecule designed to reduce excessive cardiac muscle contractility leading to HCM and has been evaluated in three Phase 1 clinical trials. MyoKardia is now studying MYK-461 in the Phase 2 PIONEER-HCM trial in symptomatic, obstructive HCM (oHCM), a subset of HCM. In April 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted MYK-461 Orphan Drug Designation for the treatment of symptomatic oHCM. MYK-491, the second clinical candidate generated by MyoKardia’s product engine, is designed to increase the overall force of the heart’s contraction in DCM patients by increasing cardiac contractility. MyoKardia intends to initiate a Phase 1 study of MYK-491 in healthy volunteers in the first half of 2017. A cornerstone of the MyoKardia platform is the Sarcomeric Human Cardiomyopathy Registry, or SHaRe, a multi-center, international repository of clinical and laboratory data on individuals and families with genetic heart disease, which MyoKardia helped form in 2014. MyoKardia believes that SHaRe, currently consisting of data from approximately 10,000 individuals, is the world’s largest registry of patients with heritable cardiomyopathies. MyoKardia’s mission is to change the world for patients with serious cardiovascular disease through bold and innovative science. For more information, please visit www.myokardia.com.
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