Copenhagen, 2012-11-09 15:49 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Copenhagen,  November 2012 – Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen: ZEAL), a Danish biotechnology company dedicated to the discovery and development of novel peptide drugs, will announce its Interim Report for the first nine months of 2012 on Tuesday, 13 November 2012.
Conference call – Tuesday, 13 November at 14:00 CET/ 8:00 EST
On the day of release of the report, Zealand Pharma will host a conference call at 14:00 CET/ 8:00 EST. In the call, David Solomon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Mats Blom, Chief Financial Officer and Hanne Leth Hillman, Vice President for IR and Corporate Communication, will present the Interim report which will be followed by a Q&A session.
The conference call will be conducted in English and the dial-in numbers are as follows:
DK: 8088 8649
UK and international: +44 (0) 20 3003 2666
US: +1 212 999 6659
Pass code for all participants: Zealand Pharma
A live audio cast of the call including an accompanying slide presentation will be available via the following link: http://livecast.wehay.com/stockontv/121113/zealandpharma/, which can also be accessed from the Investor section of the company’s website (www.zealandpharma.com). Participants are advised to register for the audio cast approximately 10 minutes before the start.
A replay of the event will also be available on the company’s website following the call.
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For further information, please contact:
Hanne Leth Hillman, Vice President and Head of IR & Corporate Communication
Tel: +45 5060 3689, email: email@example.com
About Zealand Pharma
Zealand Pharma A/S (NASDAQ OMX Copenhagen: ZEAL) is a biotechnology company based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Zealand Pharma specializes in the discovery, optimization and development of novel peptide drugs and has a broad and mature pipeline of drug candidates identified through its own drug discovery activities. The company’s focus lies in the field of diabetes/metabolic diseases, and its lead drug invention is lixisenatide (Lyxumia®)1, a once-daily prandial GLP-1 agonist, which is licensed to Sanofi for the treatment of Type 2 diabetes. In November 2011, Sanofi filed for registration of lixisenatide in Europe and regulatory filing in the United States is expected in Q4 2012.
Zealand Pharma has a partnering strategy for the development and commercialization of its products and in addition to the collaboration with Sanofi in Type 2 diabetes, the company has partnerships with Boehringer Ingelheim in diabetes/obesity, Abbott in acute kidney injury and Helsinn Healthcare in chemotherapy induced diarrhea. Zealand Pharma focuses its activities in disease areas where existing treatments fail to adequately serve patient needs and where the market potential for improved treatments through the use of peptide drugs is high. For further information: www.zealandpharma.com.
1 Lyxumia is the proprietary name submitted to the EMA for lixisenatide. The proprietary name for lixisenatide in the United States is under consideration. Lixisenatide is not currently approved or licensed anywhere in the world.
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