SOURCE: SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

February 25, 2008 06:30 ET

SciClone Pharmaceuticals to Present at Susquehanna International Group Healthcare Conference

FOSTER CITY, CA--(Marketwire - February 25, 2008) - SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCLN) today announced that Friedhelm Blobel, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present a corporate overview at the "SIGnificant Investment Options in Healthcare Conference," hosted by Susquehanna International Group (SIG) on March 4, 2008 at 11:30 a.m. ET at the W Hotel in New York City. To view the corporate presentation and access the live audio webcast, please visit the Investor Relations section of SciClone's website at www.sciclone.com. A replay of the webcast will be available through April 3, 2008.

About SciClone

SciClone Pharmaceuticals is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development of therapeutics to treat life-threatening diseases. SciClone's lead product ZADAXIN® is currently being evaluated in late-stage clinical trials for the treatment of hepatitis C and malignant melanoma. ZADAXIN is approved for sale in select markets internationally, most notably in China where SciClone has an established sales and marketing operation. A key part of SciClone's strategy is to leverage its advantage and broaden its portfolio in the rapidly growing Chinese market by in-licensing or acquiring the marketing rights to other products, such as DC Bead™. For the U.S. market, SciClone's other clinical-stage drug development candidates are RP101 for the treatment of pancreatic cancer and SCV-07 for the treatment of hepatitis C. For more information about SciClone, visit www.sciclone.com.

The information in Dr. Blobel's presentation may contain forward-looking statements including our expectations and beliefs regarding future sales, strategic objectives and financial results for 2008, and progress and results of our clinical trials. Words such as, "expects," "plans," "believe," "may," "will," "anticipated," "intended" and variations of these words or similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. In addition, any statements that refer to expectations, goals, projections or other characterizations of future events or circumstances, including any underlying assumptions, are forward-looking statements. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Therefore, our actual results could differ materially and adversely from those expressed in any forward-looking statements as a result of various factors, including changes in demand for ZADAXIN or DC Bead, the progress or failure of clinical trials, our actual experience in executing on our objectives, the performance of our partners maintenance of the sufficiency and eligibility of the enrolled patient population, unanticipated delays or additional expenses incurred during our clinical trials, our future cash requirements, delays in analyzing and synthesizing data obtained from clinical trials, future actions of our Administration or equivalent regulatory authorities in Europe and, with respect to DC Bead, in China, and the fact that experimental data and clinical results derived from studies with a limited group of patients may not be predictive of the results of larger studies, as well as other risks and uncertainties described in SciClone's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact Information

  • Corporate Contact:
    Richard Waldron
    Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer
    SciClone Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
    (650) 358-3437