bluebird bio Announces Topics for Gene Therapy Day, October Investor Presentation

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.--()--bluebird bio, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLUE), a clinical-stage company committed to developing potentially transformative gene therapies for severe genetic diseases and T cell-based immunotherapies for cancer, today announced the agenda and speakers for its Gene Therapy Day, starting at 9:00 am ET on October 13, 2016 at Le Parker Meridien New York City.

  • Jeff Walsh, chief financial and strategy officer, will outline the company’s long-term R&D strategy
  • Philip Gregory, D.Phil., chief scientific officer, will present transduction efficiency in vitro comparison data from manufacturing process 1 vs. process 2 in retained patient samples as well as highlights of the company’s progress in scalable manufacturing
  • Mohammed Asmal, M.D., senior medical director, will discuss the company’s current and future efforts to optimize patient outcomes in sickle cell disease
  • Anne-Virginie Eggimann, vice president, regulatory science, will provide an update on regulatory progress and plans for LentiGlobinTM product candidate in transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia

Nick Leschly, chief bluebird and David Davidson, M.D., chief medical officer, will also participate in the event.

bluebird will also present at the Jefferies Gene Therapy and Editing Summit on October, 11, 2016 at 9:40 am ET (company presentation) and 10:00 am ET (Panel Discussion on Gene Editing). This conference will be held at the Jefferies Conference Center in New York City.

To access the live webcasts, please visit the “Events & Presentations” page within the Investors and Media section of the bluebird bio website at http://investor.bluebirdbio.com. Replays of the webcasts will be available on the bluebird bio website for 90 days following the event.

About bluebird bio, Inc.

With its lentiviral-based gene therapies, T cell immunotherapy expertise and gene editing capabilities, bluebird bio has built an integrated product platform with broad potential application to severe genetic diseases and cancer. bluebird bio’s gene therapy clinical programs include its Lenti-D™ product candidate, currently in a Phase 2/3 study, called the Starbeam Study, for the treatment of cerebral adrenoleukodystrophy, and its LentiGlobin™ BB305 product candidate, currently in four clinical studies for the treatment of transfusion-dependent β-thalassemia, and severe sickle cell disease. bluebird bio’s oncology pipeline is built upon the company’s leadership in lentiviral gene delivery and T cell engineering, with a focus on developing novel T cell-based immunotherapies, including chimeric antigen receptor (CAR T) and T cell receptor (TCR) therapies. bluebird bio’s lead oncology program, bb2121, is an anti-BCMA CAR T program partnered with Celgene. bb2121 is currently being studied in a Phase 1 trial for the treatment of relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma. bluebird bio also has discovery research programs utilizing megaTALs/homing endonuclease gene editing technologies with the potential for use across the company’s pipeline.

bluebird bio has operations in Cambridge, Massachusetts; Seattle, Washington; and Paris, France.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the Company’s product candidates and research programs. Any forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in or implied by such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, risks that the preliminary results from our clinical trials will not continue or be repeated in our ongoing clinical trials, the risk of cessation or delay of any of the ongoing or planned clinical studies and/or our development of our product candidates, the risk of a delay in the enrollment of patients in our clinical studies, the risk that our collaboration with Celgene will not continue or will not be successful, and the risk that any one or more of our product candidates will not be successfully developed, approved or commercialized. For a discussion of other risks and uncertainties, and other important factors, any of which could cause our actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the section entitled “Risk Factors” in our most recent quarterly report on Form 10-Q, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties, and other important factors in our subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information in this press release is as of the date of the release, and bluebird bio undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.

Contacts

bluebird bio, Inc.
Investors:
Manisha Pai, 617-245-2107
mpai@bluebirdbio.com
or
Media:
Elizabeth Pingpank, 617-914-8736
epingpank@bluebirdbio.com
or
Pure Communications, Inc.
Dan Budwick, 973-271-6085

Contacts

bluebird bio, Inc.
Investors:
Manisha Pai, 617-245-2107
mpai@bluebirdbio.com
or
Media:
Elizabeth Pingpank, 617-914-8736
epingpank@bluebirdbio.com
or
Pure Communications, Inc.
Dan Budwick, 973-271-6085