ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GlycoMimetics, Inc. (NASDAQ: GLYC) today announced that Chief Executive Officer Rachel King will provide a company overview at the 18th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference on Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:30 p.m. EST at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, NY. The BIO CEO & Investor Conference is one of the largest investor conferences focused on established and emerging publicly traded and select private biotech companies.
To access the live webcast and subsequent archived recordings for the presentation, please visit the GlycoMimetics website at www.glycomimetics.com.
About GlycoMimetics, Inc.
GlycoMimetics is a clinical stage biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel glycomimetic drugs to address unmet medical needs resulting from diseases in which carbohydrate biology plays a key role. GlycoMimetics entered into an exclusive license agreement with Pfizer for rivipansel in October 2011. Under the license agreement, Pfizer is responsible for the clinical development, regulatory approval and potential commercialization of rivipansel, which is currently being evaluated in a Phase 3 study for treatment of vaso-occlusive crisis of sickle cell disease.
GlycoMimetics’s wholly-owned drug candidate (GMI-1271) for AML and other blood disorders is also in clinical trials. Glycomimetics are molecules that mimic the structure of carbohydrates involved in important biological processes. Using its expertise in carbohydrate chemistry and knowledge of carbohydrate biology, GlycoMimetics is developing a pipeline of glycomimetic drug candidates that inhibit disease-related functions of carbohydrates, such as the roles they play in inflammation, cancer and infection. Learn more at www.glycomimetics.com.