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Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq: CPRX) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Aug. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:CPRX), a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing innovative therapies for people with rare debilitating diseases, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square.

In honor of the occasion, Patrick McEnany, Chief Executive Officer will ring the Closing Bell.

Where:

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

When:

Wednesday, August 19, 2015 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals Media Contact:
Isabel Nuñez
(305) 529-2522
inunez@catalystpharma.com

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Angela Tu
(646) 225-0316
Angela.Tu@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
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Webcast:

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Photos:

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About Catalyst Pharmaceuticals (Nasdaq:CPRX):

Catalyst Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of innovative therapies for people with rare debilitating diseases. Catalyst is developing Firdapse (amifampridine phosphate) for the treatment of Lambert Eaton myasthenic syndrome (LEMS), a rare neuromuscular, autoimmune disorder that afflicts about 3,000 people in the U.S. LEMS causes muscle weakness and can be very debilitating and in some cases can be life-threatening. Catalyst completed a pivotal phase III trial last year for Firdapse and is currently filing a rolling NDA submission to the FDA. Catalyst believes that Firdapse has the potential to treat other neuromuscular disorders such as congenital myasthenic syndromes and certain forms of myasthenia gravis.

Additionally, Catalyst has two other drug candidates in their pipeline, both are GABA-AT inhibitors. These drugs are being studied as potential therapies for Tourette’s Disorder and infantile spasms, both of these diseases qualify as orphan drugs.

About Nasdaq:

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Source:The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.