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CELYAD S.A.: Celyad CEO to present at the 2016 Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa

Posted on: 15 Sep 16

MONT-SAINT-GUIBERT, Belgium, Sept. 15, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Celyad (Euronext Brussels and Paris, and NASDAQ: CYAD), a leader in the discovery and development of engineered cell therapies, today announced that Dr. Christian Homsy, Chief Executive Officer, will present and participate in a panel discussion at the upcoming Gene and Cell Therapy Meeting on the Mesa being held October 5-7, 2016 in La Jolla, CA, USA.

Dr. Homsy will present during the Partnering Forum event on Wednesday, October 5, 2015 at 11:15 a.m. Pacific Time. He will discuss Celyad's recent developments and clinical progress of the engineered T-cell product candidate, NKR-2, for the treatment of cancer.

Dr. Christian Homsy, CEO of Celyad, commented, "I am excited to present our unique natural killer receptor T-cell asset and participate in the panel discussion at Meeting on the Mesa, one of the preeminent conferences in our industry. I look forward to sharing the stage with fellow leaders in the CAR-T field to discuss some of the opportunities and challenges facing our industry."

Organized by the Alliance for Regenerative Medicine (ARM) and the Sanford Consortium for Regenerative Medicine, the Cell & Gene Meeting on the Mesa is a three-day conference bringing together senior executives from the cell and gene therapy and the scientific communities to discuss the most pressing issues facing the sector.

For more information, please contact:

For Europe: Consilium Strategic Communications
Amber Fennell, Chris Gardner, Chris Welsh, and Laura Thornton -  T: +44 (0)20 3709 5700 -
For France: NewCap
Pierre Laurent and Nicolas Mérigeau -  T: + 33(0)1 44 71 94 94  -
For Belgium: Comfi
Gunther De Backer: t.: +32 (0)2 290 90 90 -
EU: Christian Homsy, CEO and Patrick Jeanmart, CFO: T: +32 (0)10 39 41 00 
US: Graham Morrell, VP Investor Relations & Communication:

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About Celyad

Celyad is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of specialized cell-based therapies. The Company utilizes its expertise in cell engineering to target severe diseases with significant unmet need, including cancer. Celyad's Natural Killer Receptor based T-Cell (NKR-T) platform has the potential to treat a broad range of solid and liquid tumors. Its lead oncology candidate, NKR-2, is currently being evaluated in a Phase I/IIa clinical trial. In addition, Celyad has completed a Phase III trial in the EU for its C-Cure® cardiovascular disease candidate in ischemic heart failure. Celyad was founded in 2007 and is based in Mont-Saint-Guibert, Belgium, and Boston, Massachusetts. Celyad's ordinary shares are listed on the Euronext Brussels and Euronext Paris exchanges, and its American Depository Shares are listed on NASDAQ Global Market, all under the ticker symbol CYAD.

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Forward looking statements

In addition to historical facts or statements of current condition, this press release contains forward-looking statements, including statements about the potential safety and feasibility of NKR-2 T-cell therapy and C-Cure and the clinical potential of the Company's technology platform generally and the timing of future clinical trials, which reflect our current expectations and projections about future events, and involve certain known and unknown risks, uncertainties and assumptions that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.

In particular, it should be noted that the safety data described in the release are preliminary in nature and the Phase 1 trial is not completed. There is limited data concerning safety and feasibility of NKR-2. These data may not continue for these subjects or be repeated or observed in ongoing or future studies involving our NKR-2 therapy, C-Cure or other product candidates. It is possible that safety issues or adverse events may arise in the future.

These forward-looking statements are further qualified by important factors, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements, including risks associated with conducting clinical trials; the risk that safety, bioactivity, feasibility  and/or efficacy demonstrated in earlier clinical or pre-clinical studies may not be replicated in subsequent studies; risk associated with the timely submission and approval of anticipated regulatory filings; the successful initiation and completion of clinical trials, including Phase III clinical trials for C-Cure® and Phase I clinical trial for NKR-2; risks associated with the satisfaction of regulatory and other requirements; risks associated with the actions of regulatory bodies and other governmental authorities; risks associated with obtaining, maintaining and protecting intellectual property, our ability to enforce our patents against infringers and defend our patent portfolio against challenges from third parties; risks associated with competition from others developing products for similar uses; risks associated with our ability to manage operating expenses;, and risks associated with our ability to obtain additional funding to support our business activities and establish and maintain strategic business alliances and business initiatives. A further list and description of these risks, uncertainties and other risks can be found in the Company's Securities and Exchange Commission filings and reports, including in the Company's prospectus filed with the SEC on June 19, 2015 and future filings and reports by the Company. Given these uncertainties, the reader is advised not to place any undue reliance on such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of publication of this document. The Company expressly disclaims any obligation to update any such forward-looking statements in this document to reflect any change in its expectations with regard thereto or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, unless required by law or regulation.

C3BS-CQR-1, C-Cure®, NKG2D CAR T-cell, NKR-2, C-CathezTM, Celyad, CHART-1, CHART-2 and OnCyte logos are signs internationally protected under applicable Intellectual Property Laws. Mayo Clinic holds equity in Celyad as a result of intellectual property licensed to the Company.


Last updated on: 15/09/2016

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