Affimed to Present at the Leerink Partners Inaugural Immuno-Oncology Roundtable Conference

HEIDELBERG, Germany, Sept. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Affimed N.V. (Nasdaq:AFMD) today announced that Dr. Adi Hoess, CEO, will present at the Leerink Partners Inaugural Immuno-Oncology Roundtable Conference on Thursday, October 1, 2015 at 10:55 a.m. (EDT) in New York City.

To access a simultaneous webcast of Mr. Hoess' presentation online, log on to http://leerink.metameetings.com/confbook/immunooncology15/directlink?p=727 or go to the "Events" section on the "Media" page of the Affimed website at http://www.affimed.com/events.php.

A replay of the webcast will be available from Affimed's website for 30 days following the conference. Dr. Hoess' presentation will be available for download in PDF format immediately following the conference presentation in the "Events" section of the Media page of Affimed's website at http://www.affimed.com/events.php.

About Affimed N.V.

Affimed (Nasdaq:AFMD) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing highly targeted cancer immunotherapies. Affimed's product candidates are being developed in the field of immuno-oncology, which represents an innovative approach to cancer treatment that seeks to harness the body's own immune defenses to fight tumor cells. The most potent cells of the human defense arsenal are types of white blood cells called natural killer cells, or NK-cells, and T-cells. Affimed's proprietary, next-generation bispecific antibodies, called TandAbs for their tandem antibody structure, are designed to direct and establish a bridge between either NK-cells or T-cells and cancer cells, triggering a signal cascade that leads to the destruction of cancer cells. Affimed has focused its research and development efforts on three proprietary TandAb programs for which it retains global commercial rights. For more information, please visit www.affimed.com.

CONTACT: Affimed N.V. Caroline Stewart, Head IR & Communication Phone: +1 347-394-6793 E-Mail: IR@affimed.com or c.stewart@affimed.com Media requests: Anca Alexandru or Gretchen Schweitzer MacDougall Biomedical Communications Phone: +49 89 2424 3494 or +49 163 613 3359 E-Mail: aalexandru@macbiocom.com

Source:Affimed Therapeutics