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AC Immune CEO to Showcase Novel Target Programs at UBS Global Healthcare Conference
May 15, 2020

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, May 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AC Immune SA (NASDAQ: ACIU), a Swiss-based, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a broad pipeline focused on neurodegenerative diseases, today announced that it will showcase key programs focused on novel targets in neurodegenerative diseases at next week’s UBS Virtual Global Healthcare Conference (May 18–20, 2020).

Speaking on May 20th, Prof. Andrea Pfeifer, Ph.D., CEO of AC Immune SA, will outline the cutting-edge science behind AC Immune’s therapeutic and diagnostic programs in TDP-43 and alpha-synuclein – which are amongst the most comprehensive in the field. Both targets are considered to be major pathologies in neurodegenerative diseases, and increasingly thought to be important co-pathologies in Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.  This highlights the need for the precision medicine approach pioneered by AC Immune to achieve earlier and more accurate diagnosis. 

In addition to the Company’s TDP-43 and alpha-synuclein targeting programs, the presentation will also detail advances for the clinical stage assets addressing the well-established pathophysiology mediated by Tau and Abeta. The critical role of the Company’s two proprietary platforms, SupraAntigen™ and Morphomer™, in fueling advances for antibodies and small molecules, respectively, will also be highlighted.

UBS Virtual Global Healthcare Conference
Date: May 20, 2020 | 9:10–10:00 am ET/ 3:10–4:00 pm CET
Format: Virtual presentation
Presenter: Prof. Andrea Pfeifer, CEO, AC Immune SA

A webcast of the presentation will be available on the Events Page of AC Immune’s website.

About AC Immune SA
AC Immune SA is a Nasdaq-listed clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, which aims to become a global leader in precision medicine for neurodegenerative diseases. The Company utilizes two proprietary platforms, SupraAntigen™ and Morphomer™, to design, discover and develop small molecule and biological therapeutics as well as diagnostic products intended to diagnose, prevent and modify neurodegenerative diseases caused by misfolding proteins. The Company's pipeline features nine therapeutic and three diagnostic product candidates, with six currently in clinical trials. It has collaborations with major pharmaceutical companies including Roche/Genentech, Eli Lilly and Company and Janssen Pharmaceuticals.

For further information, please contact:

Head of Investor Relations
Joshua Drumm, Ph.D.
AC Immune
Phone: +1 917 809 0814
Email: joshua.drumm@acimmune.com
US Media
Katie Gallagher
Phone: +1 617 792 3937
Email: kgallagher@lavoiehealthscience.com
Global Head of Communications
Judith Moore
AC Immune
Phone: +41 79 826 63 82
Email: judith.moore@acimmune.com
European Investors & Media
Chris Maggos
LifeSci Advisors
Phone: +41 79 367 6254
Email: chris@lifesciadvisors.com

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Source: AC Immune SA