Vital Therapies Announces Third Quarter 2014 Financial Results Conference Call With Webcast and Upcoming Conference Presentation

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 30, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Vital Therapies, Inc. (Nasdaq:VTL), a biotherapeutic company developing ELAD®, a cell-based therapy targeting treatment of acute liver failure, will release its third quarter 2014 financial results after the market closes on Thursday, November 13, 2014. The press release will be followed by a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET, which will be open to the public via telephone and webcast. During the conference call, the Company will review the quarter's financial results and discuss other business matters.

The conference call dial-in numbers are (877) 474-9504 for domestic callers and (857) 244-7557 for international callers. The conference ID number for the call is 28651108. Participants may access the live webcast via a link on the Vital Therapies website on the Investors Relations section under Events and Presentations at: For those unable to listen in at the designated time, a conference call replay will be available for one week following the conference call, from approximately 8:30 p.m. ET on November 13, 2014 to 11:59 p.m. ET on November 20, 2014. The conference call replay numbers for domestic and international callers are (888) 286-8010 and (617) 801-6888, respectively. The conference ID number for the replay is 29228875. A replay of the conference call will be archived on the Company's website shortly after completion of the call.

Additionally, the Company will be presenting at the:

  • Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 3:30 PM Mountain Time (5:30 PM ET), in Phoenix, AZ.

A live webcast of the Company's presentation will be available on the Investors page of the Company's website at: An archive of the presentation will be available for replay following the conference.

About Vital Therapies, Inc.

Vital Therapies, Inc. is a biotherapeutic company developing a cell-based therapy targeting treatment of acute liver failure. The Company's lead product-candidate, the ELAD System, is an extracorporeal bio-artificial liver therapy currently in Phase 3 clinical trials. Vital Therapies, Inc. is based in San Diego, California. Vital Therapies® and ELAD® are trademarks of Vital Therapies, Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, among others, statements concerning or implying our ability to undertake certain development activities such as clinical trial enrollment, the conduct of our clinical trials and the timing of data release, accomplishment of certain development goals, and expectations for the performance of our management team. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current, preliminary expectations and are subject to various risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Accordingly, these forward-looking statements do not constitute guarantees of future performance and you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements. Risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the Company's dependence on the success of its ELAD system, its sole product candidate; the success or failure of its clinical trials and development programs; difficulty obtaining regulatory approval in the United States or Europe, in particular for a combination product; whether a single Phase 3 clinical trial is sufficient to support FDA approval and whether the FDA will require the Company to conduct additional clinical trials; the Company's limited experience in conducting pivotal clinical trials and significant issues regarding its clinical trials, including, but not limited to, the successful opening and the continued participation of clinical sites and their ongoing adherence to protocols, assumptions regarding enrollment rates, timing and availability of subjects meeting inclusion and exclusion criteria, changes to protocols or regulatory requirements, the ability to comply with and meet applicable laws and regulations, unexpected adverse events or safety issues and the sufficiency of funding. There can be no assurance that data from any of our clinical trials will be sufficient to support an application for marketing in any country or that any such application will ever be approved. These and other risks regarding our business are described in detail in our SEC filings, including in our recently filed Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date hereof and Vital Therapies, Inc. disclaims any obligation to update these statements except as may be required by law.

CONTACT: Vital Therapies, Inc. Al Kildani Vice President, Investor Relations and Business Development 858-673-6840

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