Pharmos Corporation to Present at the 2007 RBC Capital Markets Healthcare Conference
Company Selected to Participate in Gastroenterology Panel Discussion
Iselin NJ, December 10, 2007 – Pharmos Corporation (Nasdaq: PARS) announced today that Chief Executive Officer Elkan R. Gamzu, Ph.D. will participate in a gastroenterology-focused panel discussion at the 2007 RBC Capital Markets Healthcare Conference taking place December 12 – 13, 2007 at the Westin New York at Times Square in New York, New York. The panel is entitled “Going With Your Gut: New Treatments for GI Disorders,” and is scheduled to commence at 8:00 AM Eastern Time on Wednesday, December 12, 2007.
An audio-only webcast and replay of Pharmos’ presentation will be available at http://www.wsw.com/webcast/rbc84/panel1 and can be accessed via the Company’s website at www.pharmoscorp.com.
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 irritable bowel syndrome (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 clinical program currently in Phase 2a testing is Pharmos’ proprietary NanoEmulsion cream drug delivery system formulated with the NSAID diclofenac, which is being studied as a treatment for pain in patients with knee osteoarthritis. 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.
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.