Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Announces Conference Call to Discuss Strategic Alliance

Friday, October 5, 2007 General News J E 4
NEW YORK, Sept. 26 Keryx Biopharmaceuticals,Inc. (Nasdaq: KERX) announced today that it will conduct a conference call todiscuss a strategic alliance surrounding one of its Phase II portfolioproducts for a territory outside the US.

The call will take place today, Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at 8:30amEDT. Michael S. Weiss, Chairman and CEO of Keryx Biopharmaceuticals will hostthe call.

Interested parties may participate in the call by dialing 1-877-719-9796(U.S.), 1-719-325-4777 (outside the U.S.), call-in ID: KERYX. The audiorecording of the conference call will be available for replay at, for a period of 15 days after the call.


Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. is focused on the acquisition, developmentand commercialization of medically important, novel pharmaceutical productsfor the treatment of life-threatening diseases, including diabetes and cancer.Keryx's lead compound under development is Sulonex(TM) (sulodexide),previously referred to as KRX-101, a first-in-class, oral heparinoid compoundfor the treatment of diabetic nephropathy, a life-threatening kidney diseasecaused by diabetes. Sulonex is in a pivotal Phase III and Phase IV clinicalprogram under a Special Protocol Assessment with the Food & DrugAdministration. Additionally, Keryx is developing Zerenex(TM), an oral,inorganic, iron-based compound that has the capacity to bind phosphate andform non-absorbable complexes. Zerenex is currently in Phase II clinicaldevelopment for the treatment of hyperphosphatemia (elevated serum phosphorouslevels) in patients with end- stage renal disease. Keryx is also developingclinical-stage oncology compounds, including KRX-0401 (perifosine), a novel,first-in-class, oral modulator of Akt, a pathway associated with tumorsurvival and growth, and other important signal transduction pathways. KRX-0401 is currently in Phase II clinical development for multiple tumor types.Keryx also has an active in-licensing and acquisition program designed toidentify and acquire additional drug candidates. Keryx is headquartered in NewYork City.KERYX CONTACT: Lauren Fischer Director - Investor Relations Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. Tel: 212.531.5965

SOURCE Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Inc.


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