uniQure Announces Presentations at the Upcoming Annual Meeting of The American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT)

New Data Further Demonstrating Favorable Immunogenicity Profile of AAV5 to be Featured in Oral Presentation

LEXINGTON, Mass. and AMSTERDAM, The Netherlands, April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- uniQure N.V. (NASDAQ:QURE), a leading gene therapy company advancing transformative therapies for patients with severe medical needs, today announced that four data presentations, including one in a plenary session, will be delivered at the upcoming American Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 21st Annual Meeting held in Chicago, Illinois, May 16-19, 2018.

"uniQure has developed a toolkit of technologies that are critical for therapeutic efficacy of gene therapy, including non-immunogenic vectors, effective and safe gene silencing technologies, and methods that lead to efficient transduction of target cells within the affected organ," stated Sander van Deventer, chief scientific officer of uniQure. "These technologies are now broadly applicable to treat patients with liver and CNS disorders."

Specific details on uniQure's presentations at ASGCT include:

  • Title: Therapeutic factor IX (FIX) activity after single treatment with AMT-060 (AAV5-FIX) in Hemophilia B patients with pre-existing anti-AAV5 Humoral immunity (Abstract #1002).
    Oral Session Title: Immunological Aspects of Gene Therapy and Vaccines
    Date and Time: Saturday, May 19, 2018, 11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. CDT
    Location: Salon A-5
  • Title: Evaluation of different AAV5 gene delivery methods to the central nervous system and application in rats (Abstract # 398).
    Poster Session Title: AAV Vectors II  
    Session Date and Time: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. CDT
    Location: Stevens Salon C, D
  • Title: Lipid nanoparticle pre-treatment improves rAAV diffusion in the primate liver and enables an increase of therapeutic transgene expression (Abstract #533).
    Poster Session Title: Metabolic, Storage, Endocrine, Liver and Gastrointestinal Diseases II
    Session Date and Time: Thursday, May 17, 2018, 5:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. CDT
    Location: Stevens Salon C, D 
  • Title: AAV-serotype-specific Transduction Patterns In Mice And Non-human Primates (NHPs) Liver Tissue: Implications For Therapeutic Efficacy  (Abstract #706).
    Poster Session Title: AAV Vectors III
    Session Date and Time: Friday, May 18, 2018, 5:45 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. CDT
    Location: Stevens Salon C, D

About uniQure
uniQure is delivering on the promise of gene therapy - single treatments with potentially curative results. We are leveraging our modular and validated technology platform to rapidly advance a pipeline of proprietary and partnered gene therapies to treat patients with hemophilia, Huntington's disease and cardiovascular diseases. www.uniQure.com

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