Cara Therapeutics to Announce Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2013 Financial Results on March 27, 2014

SHELTON, Conn., March 20, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cara Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:CARA), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing new chemical entities designed to alleviate pain by selectively targeting kappa opioid receptors, announced today that the Company will host a conference call and live audio webcast on Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 4:30 p.m. ET to report fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results and provide a corporate update.

To participate in the conference call, please dial 855-445-2816 (domestic) or 484-756-4300 (international) and refer to conference ID 17274514. A live webcast of the call can be accessed under "Events and Presentations" in the News & Investors section of the Company's website at www.CaraTherapeutics.com.

An archived webcast recording will be available on the Cara website beginning approximately two hours after the call.

About Cara Therapeutics

Cara Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing new chemical entities designed to alleviate pain by selectively targeting kappa opioid receptors. Cara is developing a novel and proprietary class of product candidates that target the body's peripheral nervous system and have demonstrated efficacy in patients with moderate-to-severe pain without inducing many of the undesirable side effects typically associated with currently available pain therapeutics.

CONTACT: Jesse Baumgartner, Stern Investor Relations, 212-362-1200 Tony Plohoros, 6 Degrees PR, 908-940-0135

Source:Cara Therapeutics, Inc.