THE WOODLANDS, Texas, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc.  (Nasdaq: LXRX ) announced today that it will hold its Annual R&D Day on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time in New York, New York. Members of Lexicon's senior management team will provide in-depth reviews of the company's clinical programs and an overview of several other preclinical programs in the company's pipeline. The review of the company's clinical programs will include a presentation of results obtained to date from carcinoid syndrome patients participating in the E.U.-based open-label clinical trial of LX1032, an inhibitor of tryptophan hydroxylase that reduces peripheral serotonin production without affecting brain serotonin levels.
A live webcast of the event may be accessed on Lexicon's corporate website at www.lexpharma.com . An archived version of the webcast will be available for 30 days after the event on the company's website.
Lexicon is a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering breakthrough treatments for human disease. Lexicon currently has four drug candidates in mid-stage development for diabetes, irritable bowel syndrome, carcinoid syndrome and rheumatoid arthritis, all of which were discovered by Lexicon's research team. Lexicon has used its proprietary gene knockout technology to identify more than 100 promising drug targets. Lexicon has focused drug discovery efforts on these biologically-validated targets to create its extensive pipeline of clinical and preclinical programs. For additional information about Lexicon and its programs, please visit www.lexpharma.com .
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