REDWOOD CITY, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: HRTX), a specialty pharmaceutical company, announced today that Barry Quart, Pharm.D., Chief Executive Officer of Heron, will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch 2014 Health Care Conference on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 11:20 a.m. PT in Las Vegas, NV.
A live webcast of this presentation will be available on the Company’s website at www.herontx.com in the Investors section. A replay of the presentation will be archived on the site for 90 days.
About Heron Therapeutics, Inc.
Heron Therapeutics, Inc. (formerly A.P. Pharma, Inc.) is a specialty pharmaceutical company developing products using its proprietary Biochronomer™ polymer-based drug delivery platform. This drug delivery platform is designed to improve the therapeutic profile of injectable pharmaceuticals by converting them from products that must be injected once or twice per day to products that need to be injected only once every one or two weeks. The Company's lead product, SUSTOL™ (formerly known as APF530), is being developed for the prevention of both acute- and delayed-onset chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting.
In addition to SUSTOL, Heron is also utilizing its proprietary, extended-release Biochronomer technology to develop other drugs designed to extend the duration of action of known active ingredients to address important unmet medical needs. In November 2013, the Company announced movement into full development of the first of these new drug programs - the Biochronomer extended release of an established local anesthetic for the treatment of post-surgical pain. In recently completed, post-surgical animal models of pain, the Company's drug candidates demonstrated statistically significant pain relief for five days, representing the potential to significantly reduce the need for opiates post-surgery and the length of post-surgical hospital stays. Heron expects to move its pain program into human clinical studies in mid-2014.
Forward Looking Statements
This news release contains "forward-looking statements" as defined by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, including uncertainties associated with the potential approval of SUSTOL™ and the potential timing for such approval, if approved at all, as well as risks and benefits relating to listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market, progress in research and development programs, launch and acceptance of new products and other risks and uncertainties identified in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. We caution investors that forward-looking statements reflect our analysis only on their stated date. We do not intend to update them except as required by law.