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Viking Therapeutics to Participate in Upcoming Investor Conferences and Events

SAN DIEGO, Feb. 26, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Viking Therapeutics, Inc. ("Viking") (NASDAQ: VKTX), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapies for metabolic and endocrine disorders, today announced that the company will participate in four upcoming investor conferences and events. 

Viking Therapeutics (PRNewsfoto/Viking Therapeutics, Inc.)

Details of these presentations are as follows:

  • Raymond James 40th Annual Institutional Investors Conference
    Time/Date: 8:05 a.m. ET on Monday, March 4, 2019 (webcast available)
    Location: JW Marriott Grande Lakes Hotel, Orlando, Florida
    Room: Palazzo F
  • Ligand Pharmaceuticals Analyst Day
    Time/Date: 10:00 a.m. – Noon ET on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 (webcast available)
    Location: New York City
  • 31st Annual ROTH Conference
    Time/Date: 8:00 a.m. PT on Monday, March 18, 2019 (webcast available)
    Location: Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, CA
    Room: Pink – Salon 5
  • Oppenheimer's 29th Annual Healthcare Conference
    Time/Date: 11:30 a.m. ET on Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    Location: Westin New York Grand Central Hotel, New York
    Room: Consulate Room

To access the live webcast of the Raymond James or Roth presentations, please visit "Webcasts & Presentations" within the News & Events section of Viking's Investors page at www.vikingtherapeutics.com. Additionally, a replay of those webcasts will be available on the Viking website following the conference.  A webcast of the Ligand Analyst Day will be available at www.ligand.com.

About Viking Therapeutics, Inc.
Viking Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel, orally available, first-in-class or best-in-class therapies for the treatment of metabolic and endocrine disorders.  Viking's research and development activities leverage its expertise in metabolism to develop innovative therapeutics designed to improve patients' lives.  The company's clinical programs include VK2809, a novel, orally available, small molecule selective thyroid hormone receptor beta agonist for the treatment of lipid and metabolic disorders, including non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH).  In a Phase 2 trial for the treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and elevated LDL-C, patients who received VK2809 demonstrated statistically significant reductions in LDL-C and liver fat content compared with patients who received placebo.  The company is also developing VK0214, a novel, orally available, small molecule selective thyroid hormone receptor beta agonist for the treatment of X-linked adrenoleukodystrophy (X-ALD).
Viking's other programs include VK5211, an orally available, non-steroidal selective androgen receptor modulator.  In a Phase 2 trial in patients recovering from hip fracture, patients who received VK5211 experienced significant improvements in measures of lean body mass compared with patients who received placebo.  Other programs also include VK0612, a first-in-class, orally available drug candidate in Phase 2 development for the treatment of type 2 diabetes as well as two earlier-stage programs targeting metabolic diseases and anemia.  The company holds exclusive worldwide rights to a portfolio of five therapeutic programs, including those noted above, which are based on small molecules licensed from Ligand Pharmaceuticals Incorporated.

Follow Viking on Twitter @Viking_VKTX.

 

SOURCE Viking Therapeutics, Inc.

For further information: Viking Therapeutics, Inc., Greg Zante, VP of Finance and Operations, 858-704-4660, gzante@vikingtherapeutics.com, or Vida Strategic Partners, Stephanie Diaz (Investors), 415-675-7401, sdiaz@vidasp.com, or Tim Brons (Media), 415-675-7402, tbrons@vidasp.com