BIO Investor Forum 2010 Presenter Profiles

SAN FRANCISCO--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The BIO Investor Forum 2010 takes place Oct. 5 – 6, 2010 at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco.

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Listed below are BIO Investor Forum 2010 presenter profiles.

Company: Catena Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Investor Relations Contact: Ian J. Mehr, President
Investor Relations Contact Phone: 919-806-4480

Date of Presentation: Tuesday, October 5, 10:30 am
Proliferative diseases such as cancer and fibrosis remain areas of high unmet medical need, creating intense suffering and major economic costs on the healthcare system. Catena Pharmaceuticals’s proprietary compounds have demonstrated a unique ability to aggressively fight damaging cell proliferation that leads to disease in animal models. Catena’s lead, VPC51299, antagonizes a subset of G-protein coupled receptors specific for lysophosphatidic acid (LPA), chemical in the body that promotes ovarian cancer tumor growth, and has been strongly implicated in organ fibrosis. Catena seeks a Series A financing round to advance VPC51299 towards human clinical trials.
Company: ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc.
Ticker Symbol & Exchange: ZIOP (NASDAQ)
Investor Relations Contact: Tyler Cook
Investor Relations Contact Phone: 617-259-1982

Date of Presentation: 10/5/2010
ZIOPHARM Oncology, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company that is seeking to develop and commercialize a diverse, portfolio of cancer drugs. Our principal focus is on the development of proprietary small molecule drug candidates that work on validated targets. The goal is to develop intravenous (“IV”) and/or oral forms of administration. We believe this strategy will result in lower-risk and lower-cost development programs with product candidates having a low cost of manufacturing to address changing reimbursement requirements around the world.

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