Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. Announces Data Presentations at the ARVO and ASGCT 2017 Annual Meetings

May 10, 2017

MENLO PARK, Calif., May 10, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:ADVM), a leading gene therapy company advancing novel medicines to address unmet needs in serious rare and ocular diseases, today announced preclinical data on the Company’s next-generation vectors are being presented today at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) and American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy (ASGCT) 2017 annual meetings.

“These presentations highlight the work underway to leverage our industry-leading capabilities in novel vector development,” said Amber Salzman, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of Adverum Biotechnologies. “Discovered from our AAV-based directed evolution and rational design platform, these next-generation gene therapy vectors are designed to improve transduction in target tissues, ocular and systemic, and overcome the effects of neutralizing antibodies seen with conventional vectors. We are very excited about the preclinical data presented at ARVO on one of our novel variants, expanding our arsenal of vectors capable of transducing the retina via intravitreal injection.”

ARVO 2017 Poster Presentation
Title: Assessment of next-generation AAV variants in gerbil and non-human primate retina following intravitreal injection (Abstract #: 4097 - B0097)
Presenter: Annahita Keravala, Ph.D., Director Novel Vector Technology, Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc.
Date/Time:Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 8:30 - 10:15 a.m. ET
Session: Drug and Gene Therapy and Delivery
Location: Poster Board #B0097

ASGCT 2017 Poster Presentation
Title: Analysis of gene expression, tissue tropism, and safety of novel AAV variants in mice following intravenous administration
Presenter: Annahita Keravala, Ph.D., Director Novel Vector Technology, Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc.
Date/Time:Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. ET
Session: AAV Vectors I
Location: Exhibit Hall A & B South, #108

About Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc.
Adverum is a gene therapy company advancing novel medicines that can offer life-changing benefits to patients living with serious rare and ocular diseases. Adverum has a robust pipeline that includes product candidates designed to treat wet age-related macular degeneration (wAMD) and rare diseases alpha-1 antitrypsin (A1AT) deficiency and hereditary angioedema (HAE).  Leveraging a next-generation adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based directed evolution platform, the Company generates product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. Adverum has collaboration agreements with Regeneron Pharmaceuticals to research, develop, and commercialize gene therapy products for ophthalmic diseases and Editas Medicine to explore the delivery of genome editing medicines for the treatment of inherited retinal diseases. Adverum’s core capabilities include clinical development and in-house manufacturing expertise, specifically in process development and assay development. For more information please visit

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Contacts for Adverum:

Leone Patterson
Chief Financial Officer
Adverum Biotechnologies, Inc.
lpatterson@adverum.comTricia Truehart
Vice President
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