SOURCE: AVI BioPharma, Inc.

AVI BioPharma, Inc.

May 19, 2011 08:00 ET

AVI BioPharma to Present Company Overview at the ThinkEquity 2nd Annual Healthcare Conference

Webcast Accessible via AVI Website

BOTHELL, WA--(Marketwire - May 19, 2011) - AVI BioPharma (NASDAQ: AVII), a developer of RNA-based therapeutics, announced today that the company is scheduled to present at the ThinkEquity 2nd Annual Healthcare Conference in New York City on Wednesday, May 25, at 9 a.m. Eastern Time. Chris Garabedian, AVI's president and CEO, will provide a company overview.

The presentation will be Webcast live under the events section of AVI's website at www.avibio.com and will be archived there following the presentation for 90 days. Please connect to AVI's website several minutes prior to the start of the broadcast to ensure adequate time for any software download that may be necessary.

About AVI BioPharma

AVI BioPharma is focused on the discovery and development of novel RNA-based therapeutics for rare and infectious diseases, as well as other select disease targets. Applying pioneering technologies developed and optimized by AVI, the Company is able to target a broad range of diseases and disorders through distinct RNA-based mechanisms of action. Unlike other RNA-based approaches, AVI's technologies can be used to directly target both messenger RNA (mRNA) and precursor messenger RNA (pre-mRNA) to either down-regulate (inhibit) or up-regulate (promote) the expression of targeted genes or proteins. By leveraging a highly differentiated RNA-based technology platform, AVI has built a pipeline of potentially transformative therapeutic agents, including eteplirsen, which is in clinical development for the treatment of Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and multiple drug candidates that are in clinical development for the treatment of infectious diseases. For more information, visit www.avibio.com.

Contact Information

  • AVI Media and Investor Contact:
    David A. Walsey
    Senior Director, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications
    425.354.5140
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    AVI Media Contact:
    David Schull
    Russo Partners
    858.717.2310
    212.845.4271
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