Adaptimmune to Participate in the Wedbush 2015 Life Sciences Conference

PHILADELPHIA and OXFORD, UK, Aug. 4, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (Nasdaq:ADAP), ("Adaptimmune" or the "Company"), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the use of T-cell therapy to treat cancer, today announced that Adrian Rawcliffe, Chief Financial Officer of Adaptimmune, will present at the Wedbush 2015 Life Sciences Conference at 9:45 AM ET (2:45 PM BST) on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. The conference is being held in New York City.

Adaptimmune's presentation will be webcast live for investors through the investor section of and available for a period of 14 days following the conference.

About Adaptimmune

Adaptimmune is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on novel cancer immunotherapy products based on its T-cell receptor platform. Established in 2008, the Company aims to utilize the body's own machinery – the T-cell – to target and destroy cancer cells by using engineered, increased affinity T-cell receptors (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 (GSK) for the development and commercialization of the NY-ESO TCR program in partnership with GSK. In addition, Adaptimmune has a number of proprietary programs and its next TCR therapeutic candidate, directed at MAGE A-10, is scheduled to enter the clinic in 2015. The Company has identified over 30 intracellular target peptides preferentially expressed in cancer cells and is currently progressing eight of these through unpartnered research programs. Adaptimmune has over 100 employees and is located in Oxfordshire, UK and Philadelphia, USA. For more information:

CONTACT: Adaptimmune Contacts Will Roberts Vice President, Investor Relations T: (215) 966-6264 E: Margaret Henry Head of PR T: +44 (0)1235 430036 Mob: +44 (0)7710 304249 E: margaret.henry@adaptimmune.comSource:Adaptimmune LLC