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ZS Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq: ZSPH) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, Dec. 12, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

ZS Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZSPH), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel treatments for kidney, cardiovascular, liver and metabolic disorders, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square. The Company’s initial focus is on the development of ZS-9, a product candidate in Phase 3 development for the treatment of hyperkalemia.

In honor of the occasion, Robert Alexander, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Monday, December 15, 2014 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

ZS Pharma, Inc. Media Contact:

Denise Powell
(510) 703-9491
denise@redhousecomms.com

Nasdaq MarketSite:

Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:

Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A webcast of the Nasdaq Opening Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

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About ZS Pharma, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZSPH):

ZS Pharma is a publicly-traded, specialty pharmaceutical company based in Coppell, Texas. ZS Pharma’s lead therapeutic candidate, ZS-9, is an investigational treatment for hyperkalemia that is being evaluated in late-stage clinical trials to demonstrate its ability to safely and effectively remove excess potassium from the blood and maintain normal potassium levels. ZS Pharma is also pursuing the discovery of additional drug candidates that utilize its novel selective ion-trap technology for the treatment of kidney and liver diseases. Additional information is available at www.zspharma.com.

The Company’s initial focus is on the development of ZS-9, a product candidate in Phase 3 development for the treatment of hyperkalemia. Hyperkalemia is characterized by elevated levels of potassium in the blood and is a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs frequently in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), heart failure, and diabetes. Hyperkalemia can also arise from the use of RAAS inhibitors, which are commonly prescribed for patients with hypertension, heart failure and CKD. Currently there is a lack of effective, safe and tolerable treatments for hyperkalemia.

The Company recently completed a Phase 3 clinical trial, HARMONIZE, that over a longer treatment period, confirmed the positive results from its first Phase 3 clinical trial, ZS003. With two Phase 3 trials completed and additional long-term safety studies, ZS004E and ZS005, underway, the Company plans to file a New Drug Application (NDA) with the United States Food and Drug Administration and a Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) with the European Medicines Agency in the first half of 2015.

In June of this year, ZS Pharma closed its initial public offering of 6,836,111 shares of common stock at a public offering price of $18.00 per share.

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.