Pharmos Corporation to Present at the Rodman & Renshaw 5th Annual Global Healthcare Conference
Iselin NJ, May 14, 2008 – Pharmos Corporation (Nasdaq: PARS) announced today that its President and Chief Financial Officer, S. Colin Neill, will present at the Rodman & Renshaw 5th Annual Global Healthcare Conference on Monday, May 19, 2008 at 5:15 PM Central Europe Daylight Time (GMT +2:00, or 11:15 AM Eastern Daylight Time). The conference is taking place May 19-20, 2008 at Le Meridien Beach Plaza Hotel in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
In the presentation, Mr. Neill will provide an update on the Company’s business and product pipeline. A webcast of the presentation will be available and archived for 90 days after the conference at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/rrshq13/pars. For additional information on this conference please visit http://www.rodmanandrenshaw.com/conferences?id=18.
About Pharmos Corporation
Pharmos Corporation is a biopharmaceutical company that discovers and develops novel therapeutics to treat a range of diseases of the nervous system, including disorders of the brain-gut axis, with a focus on pain/inflammation and autoimmune disorders. The Company’s lead product, dextofisopam, is being studied in a Phase 2b clinical trial in patients with IBS. Dextofisopam has completed a Phase 2a IBS study in which it demonstrated a statistically significant effect compared to placebo on the primary efficacy endpoint of adequate relief (n=141, p=0.033) and was very well tolerated. A second program in Phase 2a involves a clinical trial of our NanoEmulsion cream drug delivery system to deliver the NSAID diclofenac topically in patients suffering from osteoarthritic knee pain. The Company’s core proprietary technology platform focuses on discovery and development of synthetic cannabinoid compounds, especially CB2 receptor-selective (CB2-selective) agonists. PRS-639,058, the leading CB2-selective agonist, has demonstrated promising preclinical data in neuropathic pain. Various other CB2-selective compounds from Pharmos’ pipeline are in preclinical studies targeting pain, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and other disorders.
Safe Harbor Statement
Statements made in this press release related to the business outlook and future financial performance of Pharmos, to the prospective market penetration of its drug products, to the development and commercialization of its pipeline products and to its expectations in connection with any future event, condition, performance or other matter, are forward-looking and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that may cause results to differ materially from those set forth in these statements. Additional economic, competitive, governmental, technological, marketing and other factors identified in Pharmos’ filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission could affect such results.