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CymaBay Therapeutics to Present at the 2021 NASH-TAG Conference

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NEWARK, Calif., March 11, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBAY), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for liver and other chronic diseases with high unmet need, today announced that two seladelpar presentations will be delivered during the NASH-TAG Conference being held March 11th – 13th.

“We are excited to have the opportunity to share quantitative data highlighting the common occurrence of interface hepatitis and portal inflammation in baseline biopsies from our Phase 2 study in NASH,” Sujal Shah, President and CEO of CymaBay, commented. “We hope that the data presented at NASH-TAG will catalyze more research into features of NASH pathology that are not often reported and that may result in a direct benefit to patients in the future.”

Poster Presentation
“Quantitative assessment of NASH pathologies in 152 baseline H&E slides from a Phase 2 trial using the Path AI machine learning algorithm” (Abstract #1)
Edward E. Cable, Charles A. McWherter, Yun J. Choi, Sujal Shah and Oscar M. Carrasco-Zevallos and the CymaBay (Newark, CA) and Path AI (Boston, MA) teams
March 11 – 13th

Oral Presentation
“Seladelpar’s FDA Hold and Release: What Happened and What Did We Learn?”
Stephen Harrison, MD
March 12th 5:00 – 5:15 PM MT

Abstract #1 was selected as one of six “distinguished” posters for the conference of the more than 30 accepted for presentation. Both of the presentations listed above will be made available on the CymaBay website.

About NASH

Nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) involves the development of a fatty liver that, in patients at risk, triggers inflammation and hepatocellular injury with or without liver fibrosis. The prevalence of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease is increasing, with estimates ranging from 20% to 40% of adults in countries adopting a western diet. Ten to 20% of patients with fatty liver disease progress to NASH. Patients with NASH are at increased risk of cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma, and NASH is projected in the coming years to be the leading reason for liver transplant. Further, most patients with NASH have coexisting obesity, insulin resistance with or without type 2 diabetes, hypertension, and dyslipidemia manifested by high serum cholesterol and triglycerides levels.

About CymaBay

CymaBay Therapeutics, Inc. is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies for liver and other chronic diseases with high unmet medical need.  CymaBay is developing seladelpar, a potent, selective, orally active PPARδ agonist for patients with primary biliary cholangitis (PBC). Seladelpar has received an orphan designation from the US Food and Drug administration (FDA) and the European Medicine Agency (EMA). Seladelpar also received Breakthrough Therapy Designation from the FDA for early stage PBC and PRIority MEdicines status from the EMA. CymaBay is currently commencing a global, Phase 3 registration study of seladelpar for PBC. This study is a 52-week, placebo-controlled, randomized, phase 3 study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of seladelpar (RESPONSE) in patients with PBC. For more information about RESPONSE, please visit: www.pbcstudies.com

Cautionary Statements

The statements in this press release regarding the potential for seladelpar to treat PBC or NASH, the potential benefits to patients, CymaBay’s expectations and plans regarding its current and future clinical trials and CymaBay’s ability to fund current and planned clinical trials are forward looking statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties. Actual results and the timing of events regarding the further development of seladelpar could differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking statements as a result of risks and uncertainties, which include, without limitation, risks related to: the success, cost and timing of any of CymaBay's product development activities, including clinical trials; effects observed in trials to date that may not be repeated in the future; any delays or inability to obtain or maintain regulatory approval of CymaBay's product candidates in the United States or worldwide; and the ability of CymaBay to obtain sufficient financing to complete development, regulatory approval and commercialization of its product candidates in the United States and worldwide. Additional risks relating to CymaBay are contained in CymaBay's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation its most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and other documents subsequently filed with or furnished to the Securities and Exchange Commission. CymaBay disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law.

For additional information about CymaBay visit www.cymabay.com.

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Lazar-FINN Partners
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LifeSci Advisors, LLC
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Hans@LifeSciAdvisors.com


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