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New Data on Zogenix’s ZX008 for Lennox Gastaut Syndrome & Dravet Syndrome to be Presented at 70th Annual American Epilepsy Society Meeting

  • Interim Results of Investigator Initiated Phase 2 study of ZX008 in Lennox Gastaut Syndrome to be Presented

  • Update from Ongoing Open-Label Prospective Study of ZX008 in Dravet Syndrome Will Also be Presented

EMERYVILLE, Calif., Nov. 22, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Zogenix, Inc. (NASDAQ:ZGNX), a pharmaceutical company developing therapies for the treatment of orphan and central nervous system (CNS) disorders, today announced the presentation of four clinical and scientific posters, and the hosting of a scientific exhibit room at the 70th Annual American Epilepsy Society (AES) meeting, which will take place at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston, Texas, from December 2 - 6, 2016.

Four posters highlighting the results of investigator initiated studies will be available in the main exhibitor hall of the congress.  One poster will highlight the interim results for patients who have completed at least 8 weeks of treatment in a Phase 2 study of ZX008 (low-dose fenfluramine) in Lennox Gastaut syndrome (LGS).  The second poster will provide an update from the ongoing open-label prospective study of ZX008 in Dravet syndrome. A third poster will be the first to evaluate the potential protective effect of fenfluramine in an accepted pre-clinical model of Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy (SUDEP).  The fourth poster will discuss findings from roundtable discussions with parents and caregivers of children with Dravet syndrome that sought to identify those aspects of caregivers’ lives that are most impacted by caring for a child with Dravet syndrome.

In addition, on Sunday, December 4, from 8:00am to 5:00pm, Zogenix will be hosting a Scientific Exhibit Room entitled, “Evolution of Low-Dose Fenfluramine in the Treatment of Epileptic Encephalopathies: New Understandings of the Mechanisms, Basic Science, and Clinical Data.”  In this Scientific Exhibit Room, the Company will highlight important ZX008-related research that has been conducted over the last year, including scientific posters that will not be available in the main exhibitor hall of the AES meeting. Poster authors will be available to answer questions on their data at specified times.  An agenda of the events in the Scientific Exhibit Room can be found here:

Zogenix at the 70th Annual American Epilepsy Society Meeting
Title: Fenfluramine Blocks Seizure-Induced Death in the DBA/1
Mouse Model of SUDEP
Presenter: Carl Faingold, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor & Chairman of Department
of Pharmacology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Date: Poster Session 1, Saturday, December 3, 2016
Poster Session #:   1.365
Title: Effectiveness and Tolerability of Low Dose Fenfluramine (ZX008) In
Lennox Gastaut Syndrome: A Pilot, Open-Label Dose Finding Study
Presenter: Lieven Lagae, M.D., Ph.D., Professor at the University of Leuven,
Belgium, Head of the Pediatric Neurology Department and Director of the
Childhood Epilepsy Program at the University of Leuven Hospitals
Date: Poster Session 1, Saturday, December 3, 2016
Poster Session #: 1.369
Title: How Does Caring for a Child With Severe, Refractory Epilepsy Affect
Lives of Caregivers? Results From Focus Groups and Interviews
with Caregivers
Presenter: Dagmar Amtmann, Ph.D., Research Professor, Department of
Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Washington
Date: Poster Session 2, Sunday, December 4, 2016
Poster Session #: 2.266
Title: Low-Dose Fenfluramine Significantly Reduces Seizure Frequency In
Dravet Syndrome: Update of the Prospective Study
Presenter: Dr. An-Sofie Schoonjans, Department of Neurology, Paediatric
Neurology, Antwerp University Hospital, University of Antwerp, Belgium
Date: Poster Session 3, Monday, December 5, 2016
Poster Session #: 3.366
ZX008 Scientific Exhibit Room: Evolution of Low-Dose Fenfluramine in the Treatment of
Epileptic Encephalopathies: New Understandings of the Mechanisms, Basic Science, and
Clinical Data
Date: Sunday, December 4, 2016
Time: 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location:   Scientific Exhibit Room 340A
  Level 3 of the George R. Brown Convention Center

About Zogenix

Zogenix, Inc. (Nasdaq:ZGNX) is a pharmaceutical company committed to developing and commercializing CNS therapies that address specific clinical needs for people living with orphan and other CNS disorders who need innovative treatment alternatives to improve their daily functioning.

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