SOURCE: Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

October 22, 2015 08:30 ET

Pieris Announces Presentations at Upcoming R&D Conferences

BOSTON, MA--(Marketwired - October 22, 2015) - Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PIRS), a biotechnology company advancing novel biotherapeutics through its proprietary Anticalin® technology platform, announced today presentations at three R&D conferences in the month of November: The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), The AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, and The PEGS Europe Summit.

The details for each presentation are as follows:

  • Protein Engineering Summit Europe (PEGS), Lisbon, Portugal, November 2 - 6, 2015 at the EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel
    • Presentation Time: Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 4:15 pm in the Bispecifics and Novel Biotherapeutics track in the session "Bispecifics for Immuno-oncology"
    • Presentation: A Podium Presentation entitled "Bispecific Anticalin fusion proteins for localized targeting of immune cells for application in immuno-oncology"
  • Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), 30th Anniversary Annual Meeting in National Harbor, MD, November 4 - 8, 2015, at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center
    • Poster Session: November 6, 2015 from 6:15 pm to 7:30 pm and November 7, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
    • Presentation: A poster presentation entitled "Costimulatory T-cell engagement via a novel bispecific anti-CD137 /anti-HER2 protein" (Poster Number: 198)
  • AACR-NCI-EORTC International Conference on Molecular Targets and Cancer Therapeutics, Boston, MA, November 5 - 9, 2015 at the Hynes Convention Center
    • Poster Session: Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 12:30 pm to 3:30 pm, Poster Session C, Immune Modulators, Hall C-D
    • Presentation: A poster presentation entitled "Costimulatory T-cell engagement via a novel bispecific anti-CD137 /anti-HER2 protein" (Abstract # C205)

Stephen Yoder, Pieris President and CEO, commented, "As we continue to advance our pipeline of immuno-oncology multispecifics, we're pleased to present a diverse set of emerging preclinical data at a number of prestigious conferences. The data will showcase the power of our Anticalin platform for the development of novel tumor-targeted immunotherapies with the potential for enhanced efficacy and safety."

About Pieris Pharmaceuticals:

Pieris is a clinical stage biotechnology company that discovers and develops Anticalin-based drugs to target validated disease pathways in a unique and transformative way. Our pipeline includes immuno-oncology multi-specifics tailored for the tumor micro-environment, an inhaled Anticalin to treat severe asthma and a half-life-optimized Anticalin to treat anemia. Proprietary to Pieris, Anticalins are a novel class of protein therapeutics validated in the clinic and by partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies. Anticalin®, Anticalins® are registered trademarks of Pieris. For more information visit www.pieris.com.

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