SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 07, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cytokinetics, Incorporated (CYTK) today announced that its Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held on Wednesday, May 13, 2020 at 10:30 AM Pacific Time at the Company’s headquarters, 280 East Grand Avenue, South San Francisco, CA. Immediately after the conclusion of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders, Robert I. Blum, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present an overview of Cytokinetics’ performance.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Cytokinetics will be taking certain precautionary measures to ensure the health and safety of those in attendance. Attendees will be required to wear a face mask, comply with social distancing guidelines and pass a touchless, infrared temperature check prior to entering Cytokinetics’ facilities. Anyone exhibiting fever or flu-like symptoms will not be allowed entry to the building.
Stockholders of record at the close of business on March 23, 2020 are entitled to vote at Cytokinetics’ Annual Meeting of Stockholders or to submit questions to management. Stockholders wishing to vote must attend the meeting in person or submit a valid proxy card by mail, telephone or internet by 11:59 PM Eastern Time on May 12, 2020, in accordance with instructions contained in our Proxy Statement and our Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials for the 2020 Annual Meeting of Stockholders.
Interested parties may access the live webcast of the Annual Meeting of Stockholders and the subsequent presentation by visiting the Investors & Media section of Cytokinetics’ website at www.cytokinetics.com. The live audio of the conference call can also be accessed by telephone by dialing either (866) 999-CYTK (2985) (United States and Canada) or (706) 679-3078 (international) and typing in the passcode 9156988.
An archived replay of the webcast will be available via Cytokinetics’ website until May 20, 2020. The replay will also be available via telephone by dialing (855) 859-2056 (United States and Canada) or (404) 537-3406 (international) and typing in the passcode 9156988 from May 13, 2020 at 1:30 PM Pacific Time until May 20, 2020.
Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators and next-in-class muscle inhibitors as potential treatments for debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. As a leader in muscle biology and the mechanics of muscle performance, the company is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to impact muscle function and contractility. Cytokinetics is collaborating with Amgen Inc. (Amgen) to develop omecamtiv mecarbil, a novel cardiac muscle activator. Omecamtiv mecarbil is the subject of an international clinical trials program in patients with heart failure including GALACTIC-HF and METEORIC-HF. Amgen holds an exclusive worldwide license to develop and commercialize omecamtiv mecarbil with a sublicense held by Servier for commercialization in Europe and certain other countries. Cytokinetics is developing reldesemtiv, a fast skeletal muscle troponin activator (FSTA) for the potential treatment of ALS and other neuromuscular indications following conduct of FORTITUDE-ALS and other Phase 2 clinical trials. The company is considering potential advancement of reldesemtiv to Phase 3 pending ongoing regulatory interactions. Cytokinetics is collaborating with Astellas Pharma Inc. (Astellas) to research, develop and commercialize other novel mechanism skeletal sarcomere activators (not including FSTAs). Licenses held by Amgen and Astellas are subject to specified co-development and co-commercialization rights of Cytokinetics. Cytokinetics is also developing CK-274, a novel cardiac myosin inhibitor that company scientists discovered independent of its collaborations, for the potential treatment of hypertrophic cardiomyopathies (HCM). Cytokinetics is conducting REDWOOD-HCM, a Phase 2 clinical trial of CK-274 in patients with obstructive HCM. Cytokinetics continues its over 20-year history of pioneering innovation in muscle biology and related pharmacology focused to diseases of muscle dysfunction and conditions of muscle weakness.
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