MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Sept. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ChemoCentryx, Inc., (Nasdaq:CCXI), a biopharmaceutical company developing new medications targeted at inflammatory and autoimmune diseases and cancer, today announced that Thomas J. Schall, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at three upcoming investor conferences in September:

  • Rodman & Renshaw 19th Annual Global Investment Conference
    Monday, September 11, 2017 at 3:50 p.m. Eastern Time
    Lotte New York Palace Hotel, New York, NY

  • Ladenburg Thalmann 2017 Healthcare Conference
    Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. Eastern Time
    Sofitel Hotel, New York, NY        

  • Cantor Fitzgerald 2017 Global Healthcare Conference
    Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 2:15 p.m. Eastern Time
    InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, New York, NY

Live audio webcasts of the presentations can be accessed through the Investors section of the Company's website at Replays of the webcasts will be available on the Company's website for two weeks following each live presentation.

About ChemoCentryx

ChemoCentryx is a biopharmaceutical company developing new medications targeted at inflammatory and autoimmune diseases and cancer. ChemoCentryx targets the chemokine and chemoattractant systems to discover, develop and commercialize orally-administered therapies. ChemoCentryx is currently focusing on its late stage drug candidates for patients with rare kidney diseases, avacopan (CCX168) and CCX140.

Avacopan is an orally-administered small molecule that is a selective inhibitor of the complement C5a receptor, or C5aR. Avacopan is in Phase III development for the treatment of anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic auto-antibody-associated vasculitis (AAV). In clinical studies to date, avacopan was shown to be safe, well tolerated and provided effective control of the disease while allowing elimination of high-dose steroids, part of the current standard of care. Avacopan is also being developed in patients with C3 glomerulopathy (C3G) and atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS). The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted avacopan orphan-drug designation for AAV, C3G and aHUS. The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has granted orphan medicinal product designation for avacopan for the treatment of two forms of AAV: microscopic polyangiitis and granulomatosis with polyangiitis (formerly known as Wegener's granulomatosis), as well as for C3G. Avacopan was also granted access to the EMA's PRIority MEdicines (PRIME) initiative, which supports accelerated assessment of investigational therapies addressing unmet medical need.

The Company's other late stage drug candidate is CCX140, an inhibitor of the chemokine receptor known as CCR2, which is currently being developed for patients with focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), a debilitating kidney disease.

ChemoCentryx's Kidney Health Alliance with Vifor Pharma provides Vifor Pharma with exclusive rights to commercialize avacopan and CCX140 in markets outside of the U.S. and China.

ChemoCentryx also has early stage drug candidates that target chemoattractant receptors in other Inflammatory and autoimmune diseases and in cancer.


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