Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq: ADAP) to Ring The Nasdaq Stock Market Opening Bell

ADVISORY, May 6, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq:ADAP), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on novel cancer immunotherapy products based on its T-cell receptor platform, will visit the Nasdaq MarketSite in Times Square in celebration of its initial public offering (IPO), which will occur today, May 6.

In honor of the occasion, James Noble, Chief Executive Officer will ring the Opening Bell.

Where:

Nasdaq MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Thursday, May 7, 2015 – 9:15 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET

Adaptimmune Therapeutics Media Contact:
Margaret Henry
M: +44 (0)7710 304249
T: +44 (0)1235 430036
Margaret.Henry@adaptimmune.com

Nasdaq MarketSite:
Christine Barna
(646) 441-5310
Christine.Barna@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:
Fiber Line (Encompass Waterfront): 4463

Gal 3C/06C 95.05 degrees West
18 mhz Lower
DL 3811 Vertical
FEC 3/4
SR 13.235
DR 18.295411
MOD 4:2:0
DVBS QPSK

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Webcast:

A webcast of the Nasdaq Opening Bell will be available at: https://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live or http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx

Photos:

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About Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq:ADAP):

Adaptimmune is focused on the use of T cell therapy to treat cancer. Established in 2008 with a research base in Oxford, UK and a clinical base in Philadelphia, US, the company aims to utilize the body’s own machinery – the T cell – to target and destroy cancerous cells by using engineered, increased affinity T cell receptor (TCRs) as a means of strengthening natural patient T cell responses. Adaptimmune’s lead program is an affinity enhanced TCR therapeutic targeting the NY-ESO cancer antigen. Its NY-ESO TCR therapeutic candidate has demonstrated signs of efficacy and tolerability in Phase 1/2 trials in solid tumors and in hematologic cancer types. In June 2014, Adaptimmune announced that it had entered into a strategic collaboration and licensing agreement with GlaxoSmithKline for the development and commercialization of the NY-ESO TCR program. In September, the company completed a $104 million Series A financing round. Adaptimmune has over 100 staff. For more information: http://www.adaptimmune.com

About Nasdaq:

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