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Progenics Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 3, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (Nasdaq:PGNX), an oncology company focused on the development of innovative approaches to targeting and treating cancer, announced today that Mark R. Baker, CEO, is scheduled to present at the 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The conference is being held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City.

The live webcast of the presentation will be available in the Media Center of the Progenics website, www.progenics.com. To ensure a timely connection, users should register at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start. An archive of the event will be available for 90 days.

About Progenics

Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is developing innovative medicines for oncology, with a pipeline that includes several product candidates in later-stage clinical development. Progenics' first-in-class PSMA-targeted technology platform for prostate cancer includes an antibody drug conjugate therapeutic which completed a two-cohort phase 2 clinical trial and a small molecule imaging agent that has also completed a phase 2 trial. Among other assets in its pipeline of targeted radiotherapy and molecular imaging compounds is Azedra, an ultra-orphan radiotherapy candidate currently in a phase 2 study under an SPA. Progenics' first commercial product, Relistor® (methylnaltrexone bromide) for opioid-induced constipation, is partnered with and marketed by Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. For additional information, please visit www.progenics.com.

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CONTACT: Melissa Downs Investor Relations (914) 789-2801 mdowns@progenics.com

Source:Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc.