SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 16, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- MyoKardia, Inc. (Nasdaq:MYOK), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering a precision medicine approach for the treatment of heritable cardiovascular diseases, today announced that members of the Company management team are scheduled to present at the 2016 UBS Global Healthcare Conference on Monday, May 23, at 4:00 PM Eastern Time. The conference is being held May 23-25 at the Grand Hyatt New York in Manhattan.
Presenting are Tassos Gianakakos, chief executive officer, and Dr. Jonathan C. Fox, M.D., Ph.D., chief medical officer.
To access the live webcast of MyoKardia’s presentation, please visit the “Events & Presentations” page within the Investors & Media section of the MyoKardia website at http://investors.myokardia.com. A replay of the webcast will be available on the MyoKardia website for 30 days following the conference.
MyoKardia is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company pioneering a precision medicine approach to discover, develop and commercialize targeted therapies for the treatment of serious and neglected rare cardiovascular diseases. MyoKardia’s initial focus is the treatment of heritable cardiomyopathies, a group of rare, genetically-driven forms of heart failure that result from biomechanical defects in cardiac muscle contraction. MyoKardia’s precision medicine platform has generated a pipeline of therapeutic programs for the chronic treatment of the two most prevalent forms of heritable cardiomyopathy—hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, and dilated cardiomyopathy, or DCM. MyoKardia’s most advanced product candidate, MYK-461, is an orally-administered small molecule designed to reduce excessive cardiac muscle contractility leading to HCM and is currently being evaluated in three Phase 1 clinical trials. A cornerstone of the MyoKardia platform is the Sarcomeric Human Cardiomyopathy Registry, or SHaRe, a multi-center, international repository of clinical and laboratory data on individuals and families with genetic heart disease, which MyoKardia helped form in 2014. MyoKardia believes that SHaRe, currently consisting of data from approximately 10,000 individuals, is the world’s largest registry of patients with heritable cardiomyopathies. MyoKardia’s purpose is to improve the lives of patients and families suffering from cardiovascular disease by creating targeted therapies that can change the course of their condition. For more information, please visit www.myokardia.com