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January 27, 2011 15:09 ET

(NASDAQ: KERX) Rated a "BUY" by 5 Wall Street Firms

Note to Editors: The Following Is an Investment Opinion Being Issued by the IO News Wire

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 27, 2011) - Keryx Biopharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: KERX) is focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of medically important pharmaceutical products for the treatment of life-threatening diseases, including cancer and renal disease.

Keryx currently has 2 late-stage Phase III drugs, Zerenex and Perifosine, with the FDA under a Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) declaration. A "SPA" is a declaration from the FDA that a proposed Phase III trial's design, clinical endpoints, and statistical analyses are acceptable for FDA approval.

A Phase III approval of both drugs should push Keryx over analyst price targets which are currently between $8 and $10 a share. Currently, Keryx is rated a "BUY" by 5 leading Wall Street firms.

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Other active stocks are GlaxoSmithKline (NYSE: GSK), Novartis AG (NYSE: NVS) and Bristol Myers Squibb Co (NYSE: BMY)

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