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DURECT to Present at the H.C. Wainwright NASH Investor Conference

CUPERTINO, Calif., April 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- DURECT Corporation (Nasdaq: DRRX) announced today that Jim Brown, President and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the H.C. Wainwright NASH Investor Conference on Monday, April 3  at 4:40 p.m. Eastern Time.  The conference is being held at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City. 

A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available by accessing

A live audio webcast of the presentation will also be available by accessing DURECT's homepage at and clicking "Investor Relations."  If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived on DURECT's website under Audio Archive in the "Investor Relations" section.

About DURECT Corporation

DURECT is a biopharmaceutical company actively developing new therapeutics based on its Epigenetic Regulator Program and proprietary drug delivery platforms.  DUR‑928, a new chemical entity in Phase 1 development, is the lead candidate in DURECT's Epigenetic Regulator Program.  An endogenous, orally bioavailable small molecule, DUR-928 has been shown in preclinical studies to play an important regulatory role in lipid homeostasis, inflammation, and cell survival.  Human applications may include acute organ injury, chronic metabolic disorders such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) and other disorders of the liver both broad and orphan, and inflammatory conditions such as psoriasis.  DURECT's advanced oral, injectable, and transdermal delivery technologies are designed to enable new indications and enhanced attributes for small-molecule and biologic drugs.  One late-stage product candidate in this category is POSIMIR® (SABER®-Bupivacaine), an investigational analgesic product intended to address key unmet needs in postoperative pain management.  Another late stage product candidate is REMOXY® ER (oxycodone), an investigational extended release pain relief drug based on DURECT's ORADUR® technology.  For more information, please visit

NOTE: POSIMIR®, SABER® and ORADUR® are trademarks of DURECT Corporation. Other referenced trademarks belong to their respective owners.  POSIMIR, REMOXY ER and DUR-928 are investigational drugs under development and have not been approved for sale by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or other health authorities.


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Matthew J. Hogan, Chief Financial Officer, DURECT, 408-777-4936; Matthew Duffy, Managing Director, LifeSci Advisors, 212-915-0685