Zafgen to Host Conference Call to Discuss Second Quarter 2015 Financial Results

BOSTON, Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zafgen, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZFGN), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to significantly improving the health and well-being of patients affected by obesity and complex metabolic disorders, today announced that it will host a conference call on Tuesday, August 11, 2015 at 4:30 p.m. ET to discuss its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2015.

Participants may access the call by dialing 844-824-7428 in the U.S. or 973-500-2177 outside the U.S. The call will also be webcast live on the Company's website at http://ir.zafgen.com/events.cfm. A replay of this conference call will be available beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET on August 11, 2015 through August 18, 2015 by dialing 855-859-2056 in the U.S. or 404-537-3406 outside the U.S. To access the replay please provide Conference ID number 3095656.

About Zafgen

Zafgen (Nasdaq:ZFGN) is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to significantly improving the health and well-being of patients affected by obesity and complex metabolic disorders. Zafgen is focused on developing novel therapeutics that treat the underlying biological mechanisms through the MetAP2 pathway. Beloranib, Zafgen's lead product candidate, is a novel, first-in-class, twice-weekly subcutaneous injection being developed for the treatment of multiple indications, including severe obesity in two rare diseases, Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) and obesity caused by hypothalamic injury (HIAO), including craniopharyngioma-associated obesity; and severe obesity in the general population. Zafgen is also developing ZGN-839, a liver-targeted MetAP2 inhibitor, for the treatment of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, or NASH, and abdominal obesity as well as second-generation MetAP2 inhibitors. Zafgen aspires to improve the lives of patients through targeted treatments and has assembled a team accomplished in bringing therapies to patients with both rare and prevalent metabolic diseases.

CONTACT: FTI Consulting Kimberly Ha Investor Relations 212-850-5612 Kimberly.Ha@fticonsulting.comSource:Zafgen, Inc.