Receptos Announces Oral Plenary Presentation of TOUCHSTONE Phase 2 Induction Data at Digestive Disease Week 2015

SAN DIEGO, May 15, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Receptos, Inc. (Nasdaq:RCPT), a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic candidates for the treatment of immune and metabolic diseases, today announced that induction data from TOUCHSTONE, the Company's Phase 2 trial of ozanimod in ulcerative colitis (UC), will be reviewed in an oral plenary presentation at the Digestive Disease Week (DDW) conference in Washington D.C. DDW is the largest international gathering of physicians, researchers and academics in the fields of gastroenterology, hepatology, endoscopy and gastrointestinal surgery.

The data will be presented by Dr. William Sandborn, Principal Investigator of the trial, Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology and Director of the UC San Diego Inflammatory Bowel Disease Center. Details are as follows:

Sunday, May 17, 2015, 3:27 p.m. Eastern time
Session: AGA/ASGE Joint Presidential Plenary
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt Vernon Pl NW, Washington D.C.

About Ozanimod

Ozanimod is a novel, oral, once daily, selective sphingosine 1-phosphate 1 and 5 receptor modulator in development for autoimmune indications including relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS) and ulcerative colitis (UC). In a Phase 2 trial in patients with RMS, ozanimod achieved the primary endpoint of reduction in MRI brain lesion activity as well as secondary endpoints measuring effects on other MRI parameters. The overall safety profile of ozanimod was consistent with the results of prior trials and continues to demonstrate differentiation against other oral agents for treatment of RMS. Receptos is now conducting a Phase 3 clinical development program comprised of two trials: RADIANCE and SUNBEAM, both of which are randomized, double-blind studies designed to compare 0.5 mg and 1.0 mg of ozanimod against interferon beta-1a (Avonex®) in patients with RMS.

Ozanimod is also being studied in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The TOUCHSTONE Phase 2 trial of ozanimod in UC met its primary endpoint and all secondary endpoints with statistical significance in patients on the 1.0 mg dose of ozanimod in the 8-week induction and 32-week maintenance periods. The overall safety and tolerability profile of ozanimod was consistent with the results of the Phase 2 trial in RMS, and continues to support the potential for orally administered ozanimod to significantly improve the treatment paradigm for UC patients. Receptos plans to initiate a Phase 3 program in UC and a Phase 2 program in Crohn's disease in 2015.

About Receptos

Receptos is a biopharmaceutical company developing therapeutic candidates for the treatment of immune and metabolic diseases. The Company's lead program, ozanimod, is a sphingosine 1-phosphate 1 and 5 receptor small molecule modulator in development for immune indications including RMS and IBD. Patents supporting ozanimod were exclusively licensed to Receptos from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI). The Company is also developing RPC4046, an anti-interleukin-13 (IL-13) antibody for eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE), an allergic/immune-mediated orphan disease, as well as pipeline, pre-clinical stage assets.

CONTACT: Media and Investor Contact: Graham K. Cooper Chief Financial Officer, Receptos (858) 652-5708 gcooper@receptos.comSource:Receptos, Inc.