Axovant Announces Poster Presentations at the 5th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology

-Details from ongoing SUNRISE-PD Phase 2 trial of AXO-Lenti-PD and AXO-AAV-GM2 program highlighted in poster presentations-

BASEL, Switzerland, June 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Axovant Gene Therapies Ltd. (NASDAQ: AXGT), a clinical-stage company developing innovative gene therapies, announced two posters at the 5th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) to be presented by Paul Korner, MD, SVP, Clinical Development and Medical Affairs.

Details of the posters are as follows:
Title: AXO-AAV-GM2 for the treatment of GM2 gangliosidosis: Program Overview (Abstract #3113)
e-Presentation Session EPO2282: Sunday, June 30, 12:30-1:15pm CET

Title: The SUNRISE-PD Study, a clinical trial of AXO-LENTI-PD: a lentiviral gene therapy for the treatment of Parkinson's Disease (Abstract #3096)
e-Presentation SessionEPO3178: Monday, July 1, 2019, 12:30-1:15pm CET

The 5th EAN Congress will be held in Oslo, Norway, June 29-July 2, 2019. Additional information on the meeting can be found on the EAN website: https://www.ean.org/.

About Axovant Gene Therapies

Axovant, part of the Roivant family of companies, is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing a pipeline of innovative product candidates for debilitating neurological diseases. Our current pipeline of gene therapy candidates targets Parkinson's disease, GM1 gangliosidosis and GM2 gangliosidosis (including Tay-Sachs disease and Sandhoff disease). Axovant is focused on accelerating product candidates into and through clinical trials with a team of experts in gene therapy development and through external partnerships with leading gene therapy organizations. For more information, visit www.axovant.com.

About Roivant

Roivant Sciences aims to improve health by rapidly delivering innovative medicines and technologies to patients. It does this by building Vants - nimble, entrepreneurial biotech and healthcare technology companies with a unique approach to sourcing talent, aligning incentives, and deploying technology to drive greater efficiency in R&D and commercialization. For more information, please visit www.roivant.com.

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