Aquinox Pharmaceuticals Announces Presentation on FLAGSHIP Study at the 2014 American Thoracic Society International Conference

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VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 14, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("Aquinox") (Nasdaq:AQXP), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing targeted therapeutics for inflammatory disease and cancer, today announced that the company will present a "study in progress" poster on the FLAGSHIP trial of its lead development candidate, AQX-1125, at the 2014 American Thoracic Society (ATS) International Conference. The conference will be held May 16-21, 2014 in San Diego, CA.

AQX-1125, a SHIP1 activator, is currently being investigated in the Phase 2 FLAGSHIP trial, a randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled trial that is enrolling unstable, moderate to severe chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patients who have experienced a recent exacerbation and at least two other exacerbations in the prior 18 months. FLAGSHIP's novel trial design utilizes the recently developed EXAcerbations of Chronic pulmonary disease Tool (EXACT), a highly sensitive patient-reported outcome (PRO) measurement tool for evaluating the symptoms of COPD patients. Top line results are anticipated in the first quarter of 2015.

Presentation details:

Publication Number A2889: "The Flagship Study: A 12-Week Phase II Study To Evaluate The Efficacy And Safety Of AQX-1125 Following Exacerbations In Patients With Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) By Targeting The SHIP1 Pathway," S.B. Shrewsbury, et al. The poster will be presented Monday, May 19 from 10:45 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. in Area A (Hall B2-C, Ground Level) Poster Board Number A30.

A pdf of the poster will be available at www.aqxpharma.com following the presentation.

About Aquinox Pharmaceuticals

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing novel, small molecule therapeutics targeting SH2-containing inositol-5'-phosphatase 1 ("SHIP1") for the treatment of inflammatory disease and cancer.

For more information please visit www.aqxpharma.com.

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