Aptinyx (APTX)

Nick Smith Senior Director, Corporate Development and Investor Relations
Norbert Riedel President and Chief Executive Officer
Ashish Khanna Chief Financial Officer and Chief Business Officer
Andy Kidd Chief Operating Officer
Catherine King Senior Vice President, Clinical Development
Marc Goodman SVB Leerink
Rob Fay BMO Capital Markets
Laura Chico Wedbush Securities
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Good afternoon and welcome to the Aptinyx Third Quarter 2019 Financial Results Conference Call. At this time, all participants are on a listen-only mode.

Following the formal remarks, we will open up the call for your questions. Please be advised this call is being recorded at the company’s request. At this time, I would like to turn the call over to Nick Smith, Senior Director of Corporate Development and Investor Relations at Aptinyx. proceed. please Nick,

Nick Smith

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Norbert Riedel

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Ashish Khanna

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Norbert Riedel

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Norbert Riedel

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Ashish Khanna

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Andy Kidd

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Norbert Riedel

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Norbert Riedel

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