AVEO Pharmaceuticals to Present at the Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., March 26, 2009 – AVEO Pharmaceuticals, Inc. today announced that Elan Ezickson, chief business officer, is scheduled to present at the Future Leaders in the Biotech Industry Conference on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at 1:30 p.m. (EDT) at the Millennium Broadway Hotel & Conference Center in New York City.
AVEO is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of novel, targeted cancer therapeutics. AVEO’s proprietary, integrated cancer biology platform enables the company to pursue highly efficient drug development strategies in oncology that increase the probability of clinical success and provides a discovery engine for high-value targets. This approach has resulted in a balanced pipeline of novel cancer therapies focused on well-validated targets (VEGFR, EGFR) and promising novel targets (HGF, FGFR, ErbB3), as well as collaborations with Eli Lilly, Merck, OSI Pharmaceuticals, Schering-Plough and Biogen Idec. The company’s lead product, AV-951, a potential best-in-class triple VEGF receptor inhibitor, is in a Phase 2 clinical trial in patients with metastatic renal cell cancer and is expected to enter Phase 3 development in 2009. Through a combination of internal drug discovery and selective in-licensing of targeted therapeutics, AVEO is building a diversified product pipeline and moving toward its vision of becoming a fully integrated biopharmaceutical company. For more information, please visit the company's website at www.aveopharma.com.