WALTHAM, Mass., April 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Radius Health, Inc. (Nasdaq:RDUS), today announced that the ECTS-IBMS 2015 Scientific Program Committee has accepted "Treatment with Abaloparatide Significantly Reduces Wrist Fractures Compared to Teriparatide-Results of the Phase 3 ACTIVE Trial" for an ORAL COMMUNICATION in the HOT TOPICS Session at the ECTS-IBMS 2015 Congress to be held at the De Doelen, Rotterdam, The Netherlands from April 25-28, 2015.
"We are extremely pleased to be given the opportunity by the ECTS and IBMS Joint Meeting to present these additional positive data from the Phase 3 ACTIVE study of our investigational drug abaloparatide-SC. Wrist fractures are generally considered both to be one of the most common fractures in the postmenopausal patient population and difficult to treat," said Robert E. Ward, Radius President and Chief Executive Officer. "We eagerly await the results of the first six months of the ongoing ACTIVExtend trial expected in the second quarter of 2015, and we remain on track for the submission of an NDA to the FDA, and an MAA in the EU in the second half of 2015."
The details of the abstract Radius Health will present at ECTS are detailed below:
Hot Topics Title: "Treatment with Abaloparatide Significantly Reduces Wrist Fractures Compared to Teriparatide – Results of the Phase 3 ACTIVE Trial".
Lead Author: Paul D. Miller, M.D.
Abstract Number: HT5
Oral Presentation Date/Time: Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 9:00 AM, LOCAL TIME
ORAL COMMUNICATION-HOT TOPICS
Abstracts will be available to view on-line after April 15, 2015 to registered and paid attendees.
About the Investigational Drug Abaloparatide
Radius' investigational drug is a synthetic peptide analog of human parathyroid hormone-related protein (hPTHrP), a naturally occurring bone-building hormone that we believe has the potential to increase bone mineral density by stimulating new bone formation. Abaloparatide-SC is an investigational drug currently in Phase 3 development for potential use as a daily self-administered injection for the reduction of fracture risk in postmenopausal women with severe osteoporosis. Radius is also developing abaloparatide-TD, for potential use as a short wear-time transdermal patch designed to administer abaloparatide without the need for subcutaneous injection, based on 3M's patented Microstructured Transdermal System technology.
About Radius Health
Radius Health, Inc. is a science-driven biopharmaceutical company developing novel differentiated therapeutics for patients with advanced osteoporosis as well as other serious endocrine-mediated diseases including hormone responsive cancers. The company's lead development candidate is the investigational drug abaloparatide for subcutaneous injection, currently in Phase 3 development for potential use in the reduction of fracture risk in postmenopausal women with severe osteoporosis. The Radius clinical portfolio also includes an investigational abaloparatide transdermal patch for potential use in osteoporosis and the investigational drug RAD1901 for potential use in hormone-driven, or hormone-resistant, metastatic breast cancer, including breast cancer brain metastases. www.radiuspharm.com
Forward Looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements contained in this press release that do not relate to matters of historical fact should be considered forward-looking statements, including without limitation statements regarding the timing of the first six months of results of the ongoing ACTIVExtend trial and the timing for the submission of an NDA to the FDA and an MAA in the EU.
These forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations. These statements are neither promises nor guarantees, but involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements, including, but not limited to, the following: we have no product revenues; our need for additional funding, which may not be available; we are not currently profitable and may never become profitable; restrictions imposed on our business by our credit facility, and risks related to default on our obligations under our credit facility; risks related to raising additional capital; our limited operating history; quarterly fluctuation in our financial results; our dependence on the success of abaloparatide-SC, and our inability to ensure that abaloparatide-SC will obtain regulatory approval or be successfully commercialized; risks related to clinical trials, including having most of our products in early stage clinical trials and uncertainty that results will support our product candidate claims; the risk that adverse side effects will be identified during the development of our product candidates; product candidates for which we obtain marketing approval, if any, could be subject to restrictions or withdrawal from the market and we may be subject to penalties; failure to achieve market acceptance of our product candidates; risks related to the use of our limited resources on particular product candidates and not others; delays in enrollment of patients in our clinical trials, which could delay or prevent regulatory approvals; the dependence of our drug development program upon third-parties who are outside of our control; the risk that a regulatory or government official will determine that third-parties with a financial interest in the outcome of the Phase 3 study of abaloparatide-SC affected the reliability of the data from the study; our reliance on third parties to formulate and manufacture our product candidates; failure to establish additional collaborations; our lack of experience selling, marketing and distributing products and our lack of internal capability to do so; failure to compete successfully against other drug companies; developments by competitors may render our products or technologies obsolete or non-competitive; risks related to the fact that our drugs may sell for inadequate prices or patients may be unable to obtain adequate reimbursement; the effects of product liability lawsuits on commercialization of our products; failure to comply with obligations of our intellectual property licenses; failure to protect our intellectual property or failure to secure necessary intellectual property related to abaloparatide-SC, abaloparatide-TD, RAD1901 and/or RAD140; our or our licensors' inability to obtain and maintain patent protection for technology and products; risks related to our compliance with patent application and maintenance requirements; failure to protect the confidentiality of our trade secrets; risks related to our infringement of third parties' rights; risks associated with intellectual property litigation, including expending substantial resources and distracting personnel from their normal responsibilities; risks associated with healthcare reform; our failure to comply with healthcare laws and regulations; our exposure to claims associated with the use of hazardous materials and chemicals; as we become involved in drug commercialization, risk related to our inability to successfully manage our growth and expanded operations; risks relating to business combinations and acquisitions; our reliance on key executive officers and advisors; our inability to hire additional qualified personnel; volatility in the price of our common stock; capital appreciation is the only source of gain for our common stock; risks related to increased costs and compliance initiatives associated with operating as a public company; our directors, executive officers and principal stockholders have substantial influence over us and could delay or prevent a change in control; future sales and issuances of our common stock could depress the price of our common stock; risks related to securities or industry analysts ceasing to publish research about us or publishing inaccurate or unfavorable information about us, which could cause the price of our common stock to decline; provisions in our charter documents and Delaware law that could discourage takeover attempts; and our ability to use our net operating loss carryforwards and certain other tax attributes may be limited. These and other important factors discussed under the caption "Risk Factors" in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, on March 10, 2015, and our other reports filed with the SEC could cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements made in this press release. Any such forward-looking statements represent management's estimates as of the date of this press release. While we may elect to update such forward-looking statements at some point in the future, we disclaim any obligation to do so, even if subsequent events cause our views to change. These forward-looking statements should not be relied upon as representing our views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.
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