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Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) announces today that it will host a live webcast in conjunction with its Research and Development (R&D) Day on Wednesday, December 10, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. EST at the Alexandria Center in New York City. .
Shire will provide an update to the investment community on the Company’s R&D pipeline, which is focused on innovative medicines to treat rare diseases and other specialty conditions. The R&D Leadership Team will highlight a number of programs in Shire’s research portfolio, as well as provide updates on several clinical programs in development, including SHP606 (lifitegrast) in Dry Eye Disease, SHP625 (LUM001) in Cholestatic Liver Disease, SHP626 (LUM002) for adults with Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH), and SHP607 for the prevention of Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP).
“Members of Shire’s R&D Leadership Team, in conjunction with physicians, will provide an update on the company’s R&D strategy and pipeline, and the science behind its current rare disease programs in Gastrointestinal/Hepatology, Ophthalmics, Complement Pathway Disorders and the Central Nervous System. Presentations will also include a review of the diseases these investigational medicines treat. Shire speakers scheduled to present include:
Flemming Ornskov, MD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, and
Phil Vickers, Ph.D., Head of Research & Development.
Presentations will also be delivered by key members of the research and clinical team, including:
Howard Mayer, MD, Head of Clinical Development,
Ciara Kennedy, Ph.D., Head of Cholestatic Liver Diseases,
Norman Barton, MD, Global Development Team Lead, and
Albert Seymour, Ph.D., Head of Research and Nonclinical Development.
These presentations will be broadcast via a live webcast that can be accessed under the "Presentations & Webcasts" tab in the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.shire.com. A replay of the webcast will be archived on the website following the presentation.
The details of the Conference Call are as follows:
UK Toll-Free Number: 08082370033
UK and International Number: +44 (0) 2034262889
US Toll Number: +16467224897
US Toll-Free Number: 18778414559
For further information please contact:
+1 781 482 0945
+44 1256 894 157
+1 781 482 9538
NOTES TO EDITORS
Shire enables people with life-altering conditions to lead better lives.
Our strategy is to focus on developing and marketing innovative specialty medicines to meet significant unmet patient needs.
We focus on providing treatments in Neuroscience, Rare Diseases, Gastrointestinal, and Internal Medicine and we are developing treatments for symptomatic conditions treated by specialist physicians in other targeted therapeutic areas, such as Ophthalmics.
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