Adaptimmune to Present Two Posters at the Upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. and OXFORD, U.K., April 06, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq:ADAP), a leader in T-cell therapy to treat cancer, will present two posters summarizing preclinical research with its MAGE-A4 and MAGE-A10 SPEAR T-cells at the upcoming AACR meeting at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.

Session, date, time, and location (for both posters):

  • Session Category (Title): Clinical Research (Adoptive Cell Therapy 2)
  • Date: Monday Apr 16, 2018
  • Time: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • Location: McCormick Place South, Exhibit Hall A, Poster Section 24

Poster 1 – MAGE-A4

  • Title: Affinity-enhanced T-cell receptor (TCR) for adoptive T-cell therapy targeting MAGE-A4
  • Poster Board Number: 21
  • Permanent Abstract Number: 2562 

Poster 2 – MAGE-A10

  • Title: Selection of affinity-enhanced T-cell receptors for adoptive T-cell therapy targeting MAGE‑A10
  • Poster Board Number: 23
  • Permanent Abstract Number: 2564 

Adaptimmune will also have a booth (#3700) in the Exhibit Hall.

About Adaptimmune
Adaptimmune is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel cancer immunotherapy products. The Company’s unique SPEAR (Specific Peptide Enhanced Affinity Receptor) T‑cell platform enables the engineering of T-cells to target and destroy cancer, including solid tumors. Adaptimmune is currently conducting clinical trials with SPEAR T-cells targeting MAGE-A4, -A10, and AFP across several solid tumor indications. GlaxoSmithKline plc (LSE:GSK) (NYSE:GSK) exercised its option to exclusively license the right to research, develop, and commercialize Adaptimmune’s NY-ESO SPEAR T-cell therapy program in September 2017. Transition of this program to GSK is ongoing. The Company is located in Philadelphia, USA and Oxfordshire, U.K. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (PSLRA). These forward-looking statements involve certain risks and uncertainties. Such risks and uncertainties could cause our actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, and include, without limitation: the success, cost and timing of our product development activities and clinical trials and our ability to successfully advance our TCR therapeutic candidates through the regulatory and commercialization processes. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to our business in general, we refer you to our Annual Report filed on for 10-K with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on March 15, 2018 and our other SEC filings. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date the statements were made and we do not undertake any obligation to update such forward‑looking statements to reflect subsequent events or circumstances. 

Adaptimmune Contacts:

Media Relations:
Sébastien Desprez – VP, Communications and Investor Relations
T: +44 1235 430 583
M: +44 7718 453 176

Investor Relations:
Juli P. Miller, Ph.D. – Director, Investor Relations
T: +1 215 825 9310
M: +1 215 460 8920

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