Chimerix to Present at the 12th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference

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| Source: Chimerix, Inc.

DURHAM, N.C., April 26, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Chimerix, Inc. (Nasdaq:CMRX), a biopharmaceutical company developing novel, oral antivirals in areas of high unmet medical need, announced today that Kenneth I. Moch, its President and Chief Executive Officer, will present a company overview at the 12th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. ET at the Westin New York Grand Central Hotel in New York City.

About Chimerix

Chimerix, a biopharmaceutical company based in Durham, NC, is committed to the discovery, development and commercialization of novel, oral antiviral therapeutics designed to transform patient care in areas of high unmet medical need. Chimerix's proprietary lipid technology has given rise to two clinical-stage lipid acyclic nucleoside phosphonates, CMX001 and CMX157, which have demonstrated the potential for enhanced activity and safety in convenient, orally administered dosing regimens. CMX001 has shown broad-spectrum activity against double-stranded DNA viruses, including all of the herpesviruses, adenoviruses and polyomaviruses. Chimerix anticipates beginning the Phase 3 SUPPRESS trial in 2013 for the prevention of cytomegalovirus infection in hematopoietic stem cell transplant recipients. Chimerix's second product candidate, CMX157, an oral nucleotide analog lipid-conjugate for the treatment of HIV infection, was licensed to Merck in July 2012.

CHIMERIX CONTACTS:
Rebecca Heath, 919.972.7124
Elizabeth Kelly, 919.972.7109

MEDIA CONTACT:
Tony Plohoros
908.940.0135


INVESTOR CONTACT:
Lilian Stern
212.362.1200