TiGenix Invited to Present Cx611 Phase IIa Data in Plenary Session of American College of Rheumatology and Participating in Other Upcoming Key Conferences

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LEUVEN, Belgium, Sept. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TiGenix (NYSE Euronext:TIG), a leader in the field of cell therapy, announced today that it has been invited to present the results of its Phase IIa study of Cx611 in refractory rheumatoid arthritis in a plenary session of the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting on October 29. Furthermore, during the second half of 2013, the company will be present at a number of key events in Europe and the U.S. geared at investor, industry, and academic audiences to highlight the commercial potential of ChondroCelect®, the first approved cell therapy in Europe, and of the company's proprietary allogeneic stem cell programs. TiGenix's lead product Cx601 is currently in Phase III for perianal fistulas in Crohn's disease patients.

September 15-18
ICRS 2013, Izmir, Turkey 
TiGenix Satellite Symposium - Science & evidence in knee cartilage therapy: "Mind the Gap: Quick Fix vs. Durable Repair"
Chair: Tim Spalding (UK) MBBS. FRCS, FRCS Orth. Specialist Knee Surgeon, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust. Honorary Associate Professor, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
Presenters: Philipp Niemeyer, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Traumatology, Freiburg University Hospital, Freiburg, Germany; Peter Verdonk, Professor of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, Ghent University, Belgium 
Date & time: Tuesday, September 17, 1-2 PM
 
September 17-19
BioPharm America 2013, Westin Boston Waterfront HotelBoston, USA
Attendee: Claudia Jimenez, Senior Director Business Development
 
October 2-3
13th Large & Midcap Event, Palais Brongniart, Paris, France
Attendee: Claudia D'Augusta, CFO
 
October 14-16
Stem Cell Meeting on the Mesa, La Jolla, California, USA
Presenter: Eduardo Bravo, CEO
 
October 23-25
The World Conference on Regenerative Medicine, Congress Center Leipzig, Germany
Presenter: Guido Schopen, VP Medical Affairs & Commercial Operations
 
October 25-28
European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) Collaborative Congress '13, Palacio Municipal de Congresos, Madrid, Spain 
Presenters: Wilfried Dalemans, CTO & María Pascual, VP Clinical Operations and Regulatory Affairs
 
October 25-30
American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting 2013, San Diego, California, USA
Presenter: Dr. José María Álvaro-Gracia, MD, PhD, Head of the Biological Therapies Unit, Hospital Universitario de La Princesa, Madrid, Spain
Session Name: ACR Plenary Session III: Discovery 2013
Presentation: Phase Ib/IIa Study On Intravenous Administration Of Expanded Allogeneic Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells In Refractory Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
Date & time: Tuesday, October 29, 2013: 11:00 AM-12:30 PM
 
November 4-6
BIO-Europe 2013, Messe Wien Exhibition and Congress Center, Vienna, Austria
Attendee: Claudia Jimenez, Senior Director Business Development
 
November 14
2nd Edition Belgian Biotech & Pharma Seminar, The Grand Hyatt, New York, USA
Attendee: Eduardo Bravo, CEO
 
November 21-24
IFATS meeting, Conrad New York, USA 
Presenter: Dr. Gonzalez-Argente,MD, Head of Surgery Department, Hospital Universitari Son Espases, Palma, Spain
Presentation: Expanded allogeneic adipose-derived stem cells for the treatment of complex perianal fistula in Crohn's disease: results from a multicenter Phase I/IIa clinical trial 
Date & time: Saturday, November 23: 8:12 AM
 
Presenter: Eleuterio Lombardo, Scientific Director TiGenix
Presentation: Intralymphatic administration of adipose mesenchymal stem cells shows therapeutic effect in experimental colitis and arthritis
Date & time: Saturday, November 23, 3 PM
 
For more information:
Eduardo Bravo
Chief Executive Officer
eduardo.bravo@tigenix.com
 
Claudia D'Augusta
Chief Financial Officer
claudia.daugusta@tigenix.com
 
Hans Herklots
Director Investor & Media Relations
hans.herklots@tigenix.com
+32 16 39 60 97

About TiGenix

TiGenix NV (NYSE Euronext Brussels:TIG) is a leading European cell therapy company with a marketed product for cartilage repair, ChondroCelect®, and a strong pipeline with clinical stage allogeneic adult stem cell programs for the treatment of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases. TiGenix is based out of Leuven (Belgium) and has operations in Madrid (Spain), and Sittard-Geleen (the Netherlands). For more information please visit www.tigenix.com.

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