CUPERTINO, Calif., March 23, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX) today announced that Dr. James E. Brown, President and CEO, will be participating in a panel discussion at the Cantor Virtual Rare Orphan Disease Summit hosted by Kristen Kluska, Managing Director, Biotechnology Research Analyst of Cantor Fitzgerald.  The title of the panel is "Small but Mighty: Innovative Strategies in Tackling Some of the Larger Rare Orphan Disease Markets" and will take place at 1:00 pm ET on Wednesday, March 30, 2022. 

If you have interest in participating in the Cantor Virtual Rare Orphan Disease Summit, please reach out to your Cantor Fitzgerald representative.

About DURECT Corporation

DURECT is a biopharmaceutical company committed to transforming the treatment of acute organ injury and chronic liver diseases by advancing novel and potentially lifesaving therapies based on its endogenous epigenetic regulator program. Larsucosterol (also known as DUR-928), DURECT's lead drug candidate, binds to and inhibits the activity of DNA methyltransferases (DNMTs), epigenetic enzymes which are elevated and associated with hypermethylation found in alcohol-associated hepatitis (AH) patients. Larsucosterol is in clinical development for the potential treatment of AH, for which FDA has granted a Fast Track Designation; non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) is also being explored. In addition, POSIMIR® (bupivacaine solution) for infiltration use, a non-opioid analgesic utilizing the innovative SABER® platform technology, is FDA-approved and has been exclusively licensed to Innocoll Pharmaceuticals for development and commercialization in the United States. For more information about DURECT, please visit www.durect.com and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/DURECTCorp.

DURECT Forward-Looking Statement
The statements in this press release regarding clinical development of larsucosterol (DUR-928) for potential treatment of AH, the potential to develop larsucosterol for NASH or other indications, the expected commercial launch of POSIMIR by Innocoll and potential future payments we may receive from Innocoll are forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that can cause actual results to differ materially from those in such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risks that the AHFIRM trial of larsucosterol in AH takes longer to conduct than anticipated due to COVID-19 or other factors, the risk that ongoing and future clinical trials of larsucosterol do not confirm the results from earlier clinical or pre-clinical trials, or do not demonstrate the safety or efficacy or the life-saving potential of larsucosterol in a statistically significant manner,  risks that Innocoll may not commercialize POSIMIR successfully, if at all, and risks related to our ability to obtain capital to fund operations and expenses. Further information regarding these and other risks is included in DURECT's annual report on Form 10-K filed on March 8, 2022 with the Securities and Exchange Commission under the heading "Risk Factors."  The 10-K and other public filings are available on our website www.durect.com under the "Investors" tab.

NOTE: POSIMIR® is a trademark of Innocoll Pharmaceuticals, Ltd. in the U.S. and a trademark of DURECT Corporation outside of the U.S. SABER® is a trademark of DURECT Corporation. Other referenced trademarks belong to their respective owners. Larsucosterol (DUR-928) is an investigational drug candidate under development and has not been approved for commercialization by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or other health authorities for any indication.

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