SAN MATEO, Calif., Aug. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NeurogesX, Inc. (NASDAQ: NGSX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel pain management therapies, announced today that Stephen Ghiglieri, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, is scheduled to present at the 2011 Wedbush Life Sciences: Management Access Conference to be held August 16-17, 2011, at Le Parker Meridien in New York, NY. Mr. Ghiglieri will also
be available to respond to questions and participate in one-on-one meetings with investors attending the conference.
Event: 2011 Wedbush Life Sciences: Management Access Conference
Date: Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Time: 12:40 PM (ET)
Place: Le Parker Meridien, New York, NY (Gamshoge Room)
The presentation will be webcast live and archived for 90 days on the investor relations section of NeurogesX's website at www.neurogesx.com.
About NeurogesX, Inc.
NeurogesX, Inc. (Nasdaq: NGSX) is a San Francisco Bay Area-based biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing novel pain management therapies. NeurogesX was founded on the concept that use of prescription-strength capsaicin could help manage the pain associated with neuropathic pain conditions. Since its inception, NeurogesX has leveraged its passion to help people with pain to efficiently develop this concept, resulting in the commercial launch of Qutenza® (capsaicin) 8% patch in 2010. The Company continues to apply its knowledge and expertise in the development of other novel treatments for pain.
The Company's lead product, Qutenza, is a localized dermal delivery system containing prescription strength capsaicin that is currently approved in the United States and the European Union. Qutenza is now available in the United States for the management of neuropathic pain associated with postherpetic neuralgia (PHN). In Europe, Qutenza is being marketed by Astellas Pharma Europe Ltd. (Astellas), the European subsidiary of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., for the
treatment of peripheral neuropathic pain in non-diabetic adults, either alone or in combination with other medicinal products for pain.
The Company is currently preparing to submit a supplemental new drug application (sNDA) to expand the U.S. label for Qutenza for the management of pain due to HIV-associated peripheral neuropathy (HIV-PN) also known as HIV-associated neuropathy (HIV-AN) and HIV-distal sensory polyneuropathy (HIV-DSP).
The Company's most advanced product candidate, NGX-1998, is a topically applied liquid formulation containing a high concentration of capsaicin designed to treat pain associated with neuropathic pain conditions such as PHN. NGX-1998 has completed three Phase 1 clinical trials and patient enrollment has been completed in a Phase 2 clinical trial of NGX-1998 in PHN patients.
The Company's early-stage pipeline includes pre-clinical compounds which include a number of prodrugs of acetaminophen. The Company has evaluated certain of these compounds in vitro and in vivo.
Safe Harbor Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the Act). NeurogesX disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, and claims the protection of the Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Act. Examples of such statements include but are not limited to: statements regarding expectations regarding the submission of the supplemental new drug application for label expansion of Qutenza; the potential benefits of Qutenza and NGX-1998; expected proceeds and closing of the private placement; and the registration of any shares issued directly or indirectly in connection with the private placement. Such statements are based on management's current expectations, but actual results may differ materially due to
various risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to: difficulties or delays in the further development of Qutenza for additional indications, including difficulties or delays in the submission of the sNDA for Qutenza; market acceptance of Qutenza in already approved indications may not be sufficient to support further pursuit of an expanded label for Qutenza, including as a result of physician or patient reluctance to use Qutenza; Qutenza and NeurogesX' other product candidates may have unexpected adverse side effects; potential alternative therapies; and difficulties or delays in the private placement closing or the registration of the private placement shares with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For further information regarding these and other risks related to NeurogesX' business, investors should consult NeurogesX' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Chief Financial Officer
The Ruth Group
Stephanie Carrington (investors)
Victoria Aguiar (media)
SOURCE NeurogesX, Inc.