Savient Announces Multiple Abstracts Related to KRYSTEXXA® in the Treatment of Refractory Chronic Gout to be Presented at the 2012 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Sept. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: SVNT) today announced that several abstracts related to KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) in the treatment of patients with Refractory Chronic Gout (RCG) will be presented at the 2012 ACR/ARHP Annual Meeting taking place in Washington D.C., from November 9-14, 2012.

Full text of the following accepted abstracts can be accessed by visiting the American College of Rheumatology website at

  • Complete Tophus Response in Patients with Chronic Gout Initiating Pegloticase Treatment; Abstract #1913
  • Clinical Efficacy Outcomes with Up to 3 Years of Pegloticase Treatment for Refractory Chronic Gout; Abstract #159
  • Improvements in Long-Term Health-Related Quality of Life in Chronic Gout Patients Refractory to Conventional Therapies Treated with Pegloticase: Results from Responder Cohort; Abstract #147
  • Patterns of Gout Treatment and Related Outcomes in US Community Rheumatology Practices: the Relation Between Gout Flares, Time in Treatment, Serum Uric Acid Level and Urate Lowering Therapy; Abstract #1904
  • Pegloticase Long Term Safety: Data from the Open Label Extension Trial; Abstract #160
  • Post‐Marketing Safety Surveillance Data Reveals Patterns of Use for Pegloticase in Refractory Chronic Gout; Abstract #169
  • Relative Risk of Infusion Reactions with KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) from Post-Approval Safety Data: Results from Sept 2010 to June 2012; Abstract #170
  • Serum Uric Acid as a Biomarker for Mitigation of Infusion Reactions in Patients Treated with Pegloticase for Refractory Chronic Gout; Abstract #1916

Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing KRYSTEXXA® (pegloticase) for the treatment of chronic gout in adult patients refractory to conventional therapy. Savient has exclusively licensed worldwide rights to the technology related to KRYSTEXXA and its uses from Duke University ("Duke") and Mountain View Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("MVP").  Duke developed the recombinant uricase enzyme and MVP developed the PEGylation technology used in the manufacture of KRYSTEXXA. MVP and Duke have been granted U.S. and foreign patents disclosing and claiming the licensed technology and, in addition, Savient owns or co-owns U.S. and foreign patents and patent applications, which collectively form a broad portfolio of patents covering the composition, manufacture and methods of use and administration of KRYSTEXXA.  Savient is the manufacturer of Oxandrin® (oxandrolone tablets, USP) CIII which is distributed in the U.S. For more information, please visit the Company's website at

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Mary Coleman 

Caitlyn Murphy

Savient Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 

Burns McClellan

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