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BioMarin to Attend Upcoming Conferences: Canaccord Genuity Orphan Drug Day, Citibank Global Healthcare Conference and RBC Capital Markets Healthcare Conference

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

BioMarin to Attend Upcoming Conferences: Canaccord Genuity Orphan Drug Day, Citibank Global Healthcare Conference and RBC Capital Markets Healthcare Conference13:00 EST Tuesday, February 19, 2013SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 19, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (Nasdaq:BMRN) today announced that BioMarin will attend the Canaccord Genuity Orphan Drug Day on February 25th, the Citibank Global Healthcare Conference on February 26th and the RBC Capital Markets Healthcare Conference on February 26th. Dan Spiegelman, Chief Financial Officer at BioMarin, will present a company update at the RBC Capital Markets Healthcare Conference in New York on Tuesday, February 26, 2013 at 1:35 p.m. ET. Interested parties may access a live audio webcast of the conference call via the investor section of the BioMarin website, www.BMRN.com. A replay of the call will be archived on the site for at least one week following the call.About BioMarin BioMarin develops and commercializes innovative biopharmaceuticals for serious diseases and medical conditions. The company's product portfolio comprises four approved products and multiple clinical and pre-clinical product candidates. Approved products include Naglazyme® (galsulfase) for mucopolysaccharidosis VI (MPS VI), a product wholly developed and commercialized by BioMarin; Aldurazyme® (laronidase) for mucopolysaccharidosis I (MPS I), a product which BioMarin developed through a 50/50 joint venture with Genzyme Corporation; Kuvan® (sapropterin dihydrochloride) Tablets, for phenylketonuria (PKU), developed in partnership with Merck Serono, a division of Merck KGaA of Darmstadt, Germany; and Firdapse™ (amifampridine), which has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of Lambert Eaton Myasthenic Syndrome (LEMS). Product candidates include BMN-110 (N-acetylgalactosamine 6-sulfatase), formally referred to as GALNS, which successfully completed Phase 3 clinical development for the treatment of MPS IVA, PEG-PAL (PEGylated recombinant phenylalanine ammonia lyase), which is currently in Phase II clinical development for the treatment of PKU, BMN-701, a novel fusion protein of insulin-like growth factor 2 and acid alpha glucosidase (IGF2-GAA), which is currently in Phase I/II clinical development for the treatment of Pompe disease, BMN-673, a poly ADP-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, which is currently in Phase I/II clinical development for the treatment of genetically-defined cancers, and BMN-111, a modified C-natriuretic peptide, which is currently in Phase I clinical development for the treatment of achondroplasia. For additional information, please visit www.BMRN.com. Information on BioMarin's website is not incorporated by reference into this press release. BioMarin®, Naglazyme®, Kuvan® and Firdapse™ are registered trademarks of BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. Aldurazyme® is a registered trademark of BioMarin/Genzyme LLC. The BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=11419CONTACT: Investors: Eugenia Shen BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (415) 506-6570 Media: Debra Charlesworth BioMarin Pharmaceutical Inc. (415) 455-7451