Adaptimmune Announces Oral Presentation of Allogeneic SPEAR T-cell Program at 2019 ASGCT Meeting

- Presentation to include overview of substantial progress of Adaptimmune’s off-the-shelf SPEAR T-cell platform -

- Data will show that hiPSC-derived allogeneic SPEAR T-cells have a T-cell phenotype and demonstrate tumor antigen-specific activation in vitro -

PHILADELPHIA and OXFORDSHIRE, United Kingdom, April 18, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq:ADAP), a leader in T-cell therapy to treat cancer, announces an oral presentation by Dr. Jo Brewer, VP of Platform Sciences, summarizing data from Adaptimmune’s off‑the‑shelf SPEAR T-cell program at the American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) Annual Meeting that will be held from April 29 to May 2, 2019 in Washington, DC. Details on date and time of the presentation can be found below.

Oral presentation details:
Title: Differentiating T-Cells from Human induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs) to Create Off-The-Shelf SPEAR T-Cell Therapies
Session title: Immunotherapy II
Session Date/Time: Thursday May 2, 2019 10:15 AM - 12:15 PM (EDT)
Presentation Time: 11:30am - 11:45am
Room: Heights Courtyard 1
Final abstract: #990, p. 460 (

About Adaptimmune
Adaptimmune is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products for cancer patients. The Company’s unique SPEAR (Specific Peptide Enhanced Affinity Receptor) T‑cell platform enables the engineering of T-cells to target and destroy cancer across multiple solid tumors. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements
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