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Cytokinetics to Host R&D Day on October 16, 2018

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Oct. 02, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cytokinetics, Incorporated (CYTK), today announced that it will host an R&D Day on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM ET at the Parker New York Hotel in New York City. Members of Cytokinetics’ senior management will be joined by expert clinicians to provide new updates to the pipeline and review current clinical programs.

Panel discussions on the future of muscle-biology directed therapies for diseases of impaired muscle function and conditions of muscle weakness associated with aging will feature the following experts:

  • Jacqueline Montes, P.T., Ed.D., N.C.S., Assistant Professor of Clinical Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine (Neurology), Columbia University Medical Center
     
  • Jinsy Andrews, M.D., M.Sc., Assistant Professor of Neurology, Director of Neuromuscular Clinical Trials, Columbia University
     
  • John Teerlink, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California San Francisco and Director of Heart Failure, San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center
     
  • Gregory Lewis, M.D., Director, Cardiopulmonary Exercise Testing Laboratory and Medical Director, Cardiology ICU and Mechanical Circulatory Support Program, Massachusetts General Hospital

Interested parties may access the live webcast of this 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 9765799.

An archived replay of the webcast will be available via Cytokinetics’ website until October 30, 2018. 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 9765799 from October 16, 2018 at 2:30 PM Eastern Time until October 30, 2018.

About Cytokinetics

Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators 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 increase 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 GALACTIC-HF, an international Phase 3 clinical trial in patients with heart failure. 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 collaborating with Astellas Pharma Inc. (“Astellas”) to develop reldesemtiv (CK-2127107), a next-generation fast skeletal muscle troponin activator (FSTA). Reldesemtiv has been granted orphan drug designation by the FDA for the potential treatment of spinal muscular atrophy. Reldesemtiv was the subject of a positive Phase 2 clinical study in patients with spinal muscular atrophy which showed increases in measures of endurance and stamina consistent with the mechanism of action. Reldesemtiv is currently the subject of two ongoing Phase 2 clinical trials in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Astellas is also conducting a Phase 1b clinical trial of reldesemtiv in elderly adults with limited mobility.  Astellas holds an exclusive worldwide license to develop and commercialize reldesemtiv. Licenses held by Amgen and Astellas are subject to Cytokinetics' specified co-development and co-commercialization rights. Cytokinetics continues its 20-year history of innovation with three new muscle biology directed compounds advancing from research to development in 2018. For additional information about Cytokinetics, visit www.cytokinetics.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). Cytokinetics disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements, and claims the protection of the Act's Safe Harbor for forward-looking statements. Examples of such statements include, but are not limited to, statements relating to Cytokinetics' and its partners' research and development activities of Cytokinetics’ product candidates. 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 the risks related to Cytokinetics' business outlined in Cytokinetics' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance, and Cytokinetics' actual results of operations, financial condition and liquidity, and the development of the industry in which it operates, may differ materially from the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Any forward-looking statements that Cytokinetics makes in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. Cytokinetics assumes no obligation to update its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this press release.

Contact:
Cytokinetics
Diane Weiser
Vice President, Corporate Communications, Investor Relations
(650) 624-3060