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Today Michael W. Aguiar, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Theravance, Inc. (the Company) presented at the Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference in New York, New York. During the fireside chat style presentation, Mr. Aguiar announced that GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) and the Company have decided to advance GSK961081 (081) monotherapy to Phase 3 in the course of 2013. 081 is an investigational, single molecule bifunctional bronchodilator with both muscarinic antagonist and beta2 receptor agonist activities for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In addition, GSK and the Company plan to progress the combination of 081 and fluticasone furoate (FF), an investigational once-daily inhaled corticosteroid, into Phase 3-enabling studies shortly. 081 is in development under the strategic alliance between GSK and the Company.