Pieris Pharmaceuticals to Present Preclinical Data for Inhaled IL-4Rα Antagonist AZD1402/PRS-060 at the ERS International Congress 2018

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BOSTON, Sept. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pieris Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: PIRS), a clinical-stage biotechnology company advancing novel biotherapeutics through its proprietary Anticalin® technology platform for cancer, respiratory and other diseases, announced today that preclinical data for AZD1402/PRS-060 will be presented at two poster sessions at the European Respiratory Society (ERS) International Congress 2018 in Paris, France. PRS-060, an inhaled IL-4 receptor alpha antagonist, the lead candidate in Pieris’ respiratory collaboration with AstraZeneca, is currently in Phase 1 clinical development.

Presentation Details

Title: The Discovery and Development of AZD1402/PRS-060 a Potent and Selective Blocker of the IL-4 Receptor alpha

Poster Session: Session 113
Poster Number: PA1047
Date/Time:
Sunday September 16, 2018, 12:50 – 2:40 PM CEST

Title: AZD1402/PRS-060, an inhaled Anticalin® IL4-Rα antagonist, potently inhibits IL-4 induced functional effects in human whole blood, which can be employed translationally in clinical studies

Poster Session: Session 536
Poster Number: PA5248
Date/Time: Wednesday September 19, 2018, 8:30 – 10:30 AM CEST

The posters will be made available on the Investor Relations section of the Company’s website at www.pieris.com after their respective poster session.

About Pieris Pharmaceuticals

Pieris is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that discovers and develops Anticalin protein-based drugs to target validated disease pathways in a unique and transformative way. Our pipeline includes immuno-oncology multi-specifics tailored for the tumor microenvironment, an inhaled Anticalin protein to treat uncontrolled asthma and a half-life-optimized Anticalin protein to treat anemia. Proprietary to Pieris, Anticalin proteins are a novel class of therapeutics validated in the clinic and by partnerships with leading pharmaceutical companies. Anticalin® is a registered trademark of Pieris. For more information, visit www.pieris.com.

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Company Contact: 
Allan Reine 
SVP & Chief Financial Officer 
+1 857 444 4276 
reine@pieris.com

Investor Relations Contact:
Maria Kelman
Director, Investor Relations
+1 857 362 9635
kelman@pieris.com

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