The New York Society of Security Analysts Presents Conference on Life Sciences Industry

The New York Society of Security Analysts Presents Conference on Life Sciences

Life sciences company executives to deliver presentations to investment
professionals at this half-day conference

NEW YORK, N.Y., Oct. 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- via PRWEB - Senior
executives from publicly-traded life sciences companies will present and
provide an update about their businesses, pipelines, and future plans at the
New York Society of Security Analysts' Life Sciences Conference on October 30,

Boris Peaker, PhD, CFA, executive director of biotechnology equity research at
Oppenheimer & Co. Inc., will give an overview and speak about key market
themes and recent trends for the emerging growth biotechnology segment.

Executives will then discuss their companies, which include:

DARA BioSciences, Inc.

DARA BioSciences Inc. is an oncology supportive care pharmaceutical company
dedicated to providing healthcare professionals with a synergistic portfolio
of medicines to help cancer patients adhere to their therapy and manage side
effects arising from their cancer treatments.


GenSpera's technology combines a powerful, plant-derived cytotoxin with a
tumor-targeted prodrug delivery system.


NeoStem develops and manufactures cell therapies for proprietary technology
platforms and for the cell therapy industry.

Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc

Provectus Pharmaceuticals specializes in developing oncology and dermatology
therapies. Its novel oncology drug PV-10 is designed to selectively target and
destroy cancer cells without harming surrounding healthy tissue, significantly
reducing potential for systemic side effects.

The Life Sciences Conference will be held on October 30, 2013 from 8:30
a.m.–12:15 p.m. at 1540 Broadway, Suite 1010, New York, NY 10036.

Visit for a complete agenda.

There is no charge for press with credentials. Interested members of the press
can email press(at)nyssa(dot)org to request admission to this event.


Established in 1937, the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) is a
leading forum for the investment community. NYSSA's mission is to promote best
practices and the highest professional and ethical standards in the industry.
NYSSA is a nonprofit industry organization that provides education and a venue
for policymakers and practitioners to discuss the major issues that drive the
finance industry and economy. The Society also strives to assist its members
and other financial professionals in their career development. With nearly
10,000 members, NYSSA is the largest of the 135 societies of CFA Institute,
which has more than 105,000 members globally.

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