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Amgen to Present Important Clinical Trial Data at Two Key Congresses
New Denosumab Osteoporosis Data at ASBMR
Denosumab Oncology and Oncology Therapeutics Data at ESMO
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 11, 2008--Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN) today announced it will present new data from osteoporosis studies of its investigational therapy, denosumab, at the 2008 American Society of Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) Annual Meeting that will be held in Montreal, Sept. 12-16, 2008. Additionally, data from the denosumab oncology program and the oncology therapeutics portfolio of marketed and pipeline products will be presented at the upcoming European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO) Congress in Stockholm, Sweden, Sept. 12-16, 2008.
"Throughout Amgen's history, we have tapped the power of scientific discovery to advance the practice of medicine," said Roger M. Perlmutter, M.D., Ph.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at Amgen. "Today, Amgen is in the middle of a new wave of innovation, with a deep, broad pipeline of important medical advances. We are pleased to present key data at both ASBMR and ESMO as a demonstration of how Amgen's pioneering science may address unmet need in serious illnesses."
ASBMR abstracts are available and can be viewed at www.asbmr.org. Updated data will be presented at the meeting. An investor call will also be held from the Congress on Sept. 16 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time to answer questions about data presented at ASBMR. Open to members of the news media, investors and the general public, the webcast can be found on Amgen's website, www.amgen.com, under Investors. The audio webcast will be archived and available for replay for at least 72 hours after the event.
At ESMO, Phase 2 data from the denosumab oncology program will be presented in an oral session on Sept. 14. In addition, Phase 1/1b clinical data will be presented from the apoptosis and angiogenesis pipeline programs, as well as preclinical and clinical data from the Vectibix(R) (panitumumab) program.
Amgen discovers, develops, manufactures and delivers innovative human therapeutics. A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe and effective medicines from lab, to manufacturing plant, to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and other serious illnesses. With a deep and broad pipeline of potential new medicines, Amgen remains committed to advancing science to dramatically improve people's lives. To learn more about our pioneering science and our vital medicines, visit www.amgen.com.
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CONTACT: Amgen, Thousand Oaks
Kerry Beth Daly, 516-982-9328
(media, denosumab osteoporosis)
Lisa Rooney, 805-559-0739
(media, denosumab oncology)
Christine Regan, 805-559-0718
(media, oncology therapeutics)
Arvind Sood, 805-447-1060