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Achaogen to Present at 13th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 7, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Achaogen, Inc. (Nasdaq:AKAO), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel antibacterials to treat multi-drug resistant (MDR) gram-negative infections, announced today that it will present at the 13th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference in New York, New York. Kenneth Hillan, Chief Executive Officer, and Derek Bertocci, Chief Financial Officer, are scheduled to present on Tuesday, April 8 at 10:40 a.m. ET, at the Westin NY Grand Central Hotel.

A live webcast of the presentation can be accessed by visiting the investor relations section of the Achaogen website at http://investors.achaogen.com/. A replay of the webcast will be archived for 90 days following the presentation.

About Achaogen

Achaogen is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company passionately committed to the discovery, development, and commercialization of novel antibacterials to treat MDR gram-negative infections. We are developing plazomicin, our lead product candidate, for the treatment of serious bacterial infections due to MDR Enterobacteriaceae, including carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae (CRE). Through the Special Protocol Assessment procedure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has agreed that the design and planned analyses of our single pivotal Phase 3 trial adequately address objectives in support of a New Drug Application. Our plazomicin program is funded in part with a contract from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority. Plazomicin is the first clinical candidate from our gram-negative antibiotic discovery engine, and we have other programs in early and late preclinical stages focused on other MDR gram-negative infections.

CONTACT: Candice Knoll Blueprint Life Science Group 415.375.3340 Ext. 105 cknoll@bplifescience.comSource:Achaogen Inc.