MYSTIC, Conn. and DUBLIN, Nov. 26, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Amarin Corporation plc (Nasdaq: AMRN), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a focus on cardiovascular disease, today announced that it will host a conference call at 8:30 a.m. EST on Monday, November 29, 2010, to discuss the top-line results from its Phase 3 MARINE trial. Amarin will announce the results in a news release distributed prior to the conference call. Participating on the conference call with be various representatives of
Amarin as well as Harold Bays, M.D., Medical Director, Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Research Center, and principal investigator of the MARINE trial.
The MARINE trial, a multi-center, placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind, 12-week pivotal study to evaluate the efficacy and safety of 2 grams and 4 grams of AMR101, enrolled 229 patients with fasting triglyceride levels greater than or equal to 500 mg/dl. Patients in this trial were characterized as having very high triglyceride levels according to the National Cholesterol Education Program Adult Treatment Panel III treatment guidelines.
Conference Call & Webcast Information
The conference call may be accessed by dialing 877-407-0778 for U.S. callers and 201-689-8565 for callers from outside the U.S. The conference call will be Webcast live under the investor relations section of Amarin's Web site at http://www.amarincorp.com and will be archived there for 30 days following the call. Please connect to Amarin's Web site several minutes prior to the start of the broadcast to ensure adequate connection time.
AMR101 is ethyl icosapentate (ethyl-EPA). Significant scientific and clinical evidence supports the efficacy of ethyl-EPA in reducing triglyceride levels. Amarin has completed patient screening in a second Phase 3 clinical trial to investigate the efficacy of AMR101 in reducing elevated triglyceride levels in a patient population with high triglycerides (>200 and <500mg/dl) who also have mixed dyslipidemia (the ANCHOR trial). Top-line results for the ANCHOR trial are expected in mid-2011.
Amarin Corporation plc is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with expertise in lipid science focused on the treatment of cardiovascular disease. The Company's lead product candidate is AMR101 (ethyl icosapentate), which is presently being investigated in two Phase 3 clinical trials, one for the treatment of patients with very high triglyceride levels and the other for the treatment of patients with high triglycerides with mixed dyslipidemia on statin therapy. Both of these Phase 3 trials are conducted under Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) agreements with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Amarin also has next-generation lipid candidates under evaluation for preclinical development. For more information please visit www.amarincorp.com.
Investor Contact Information:
John F. Thero
In U.S.: +1 (860) 572-4979
Lee M. Stern
The Trout Group
In U.S.: +1 (646) 378-2922
Media Contact Information:
David Schull or Martina Schwarzkopf, Ph.D.
In U.S.: +1 (212) 845-4271 or +1 (212) 845-4292 (office)
+1 (347) 591-8785 (mobile)
Mark Swallow or David Dible
Citigate Dewe Rogerson
In U.K.: +44 (0)207 638 9571
This press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about the timing and success of clinical trial results. These forward-looking statements are not promises or guarantees and involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Among the factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described or projected herein are the following: anticipated operating losses and the likely need for additional capital to fund future operations; uncertainties associated generally with research and development, clinical trials and related regulatory approvals; the risk that historical clinical trial enrolment and randomization rates may not be predictive of future results; uncertainties relating to the timing of data collection and analysis for the ANCHOR trial; dependence on third-party manufacturers, suppliers and collaborators; significant competition;
loss of key personnel; and uncertainties associated with market acceptance and adequacy of reimbursement, technological change and government regulation. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other matters can be found in Amarin's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including its most recent Annual Report on Form 20-F. Existing and prospective investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.
SOURCE Amarin Corporation plc