AGTC to Present at Upcoming Investor Conferences

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GAINESVILLE, Fla., Aug. 5, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (Nasdaq:AGTC), a clinical stage biotechnology company developing adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare eye diseases, today announced that company management will participate in upcoming investor conferences.

  • Piper Jaffray Heartland Summit on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 in Minneapolis. Sue Washer, President and CEO will participate in a panel discussing advances in gene therapy.
  • Wedbush Securities Life Sciences Management Access Conference on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 at 1:20pm ET in New York. Ms. Washer will provide a corporate overview discussing the company's lead programs in ophthalmology, including X-linked Retinoschisis (XLRS), Achromatopsia (ACHM) and X-linked Retinitis Pigmentosa (XLRP). To access a live webcast of this presentation, please visit http://ir.agtc.com/. A replay will be available for two weeks following the presentation.

About AGTC

AGTC is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that uses its proprietary gene therapy platform to develop products designed to transform the lives of patients with severe diseases in ophthalmology AGTC's lead product candidates, which are each in the preclinical stage, focus on X-linked retinoschisis, achromatopsia and X-linked retinitis pigmentosa, which are inherited orphan diseases of the eye, caused by mutations in single genes, that significantly affect visual function and currently lack effective medical treatments. AGTC has recently begun development of a product to treat Wet AMD using the companies experience in ophthalmology to expand into disease indications with larger markets.

Forward Looking Statements

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CONTACT: David Carey Lazar Partners Ltd. T: (212) 867-1768 dcarey@lazarpartners.com Corporate Contact: Larry Bullock Chief Financial Officer Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation T: (386) 462-2204 lbullock@agtc.com

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