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Spark Therapeutics to Participate in Four Conferences in October and November

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 23, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) announced today that members of its management team will participate in four upcoming conferences throughout October and November:

  • ROTH Capital Partners Gene Therapy Corporate Access Day on Tuesday, October 27, 2015, at The Lambs Club at The Chatwal Hotel in New York City
  • 24th Annual Credit Suisse Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 11, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. (MST) at The Phoenician in Scottsdale, Ariz.
  • Ophthalmology Innovation Summit (OIS) at American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) 2015 on Thursday, November 12, 2015, at 4:20 p.m. (PST) at the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort & Casino
  • Stifel 2015 Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, November 18, 2015, at 8:45 a.m. (EST) at The New York Palace Hotel


Recordings of Spark’s presentations at the Credit Suisse and Stifel conferences will be available on Spark’s website for 90 days following each conference, respectively. To access the recordings, please visit the “Past Events” section within the “Events” section of the Spark Therapeutics website at www.sparktx.com.

About Spark Therapeutics
Spark is a gene therapy leader seeking to transform the lives of patients with debilitating genetic diseases by developing one-time, life-altering treatments. Spark’s initial focus is on treating rare diseases where no, or only palliative, therapies exist. Spark’s most advanced product candidate, SPK-RPE65, which has received both breakthrough therapy and orphan product designation, recently reported positive top-line results from a pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial for the treatment of rare blinding conditions. Spark’s validated gene therapy platform is being applied to a range of clinical and preclinical programs addressing serious genetic diseases, including inherited retinal dystrophies, hematologic disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Spark builds on two decades of research, development and manufacturing at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, including human trials conducted across diverse therapeutic areas and routes of administration. To learn more, please visit www.sparktx.com.

Cautionary Note on Forward-looking Statements
This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including statements regarding the company's lead product candidate, SPK-RPE65. Any forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations of future events and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially and adversely from those set forth in, or implied by, such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, the risk that: (i) the data from our Phase 3 clinical trial of SPK-RPE65 may not support a label for the treatment of RPE65-mediated IRDs other than Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA); and (ii) the improvements in functional vision demonstrated by SPK- RPE65 in our clinical trials may not be sustained over extended periods of time. For a discussion of other risks and uncertainties, and other important factors, any of which could cause our actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see the "Risk Factors" section, as well as discussions of potential risks, uncertainties and other important factors, in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q and other filings we make with the Securities and Exchange Commission. All information in this press release is as of the date of the release, and Spark undertakes no duty to update this information unless required by law.

Contacts Investor Relations Spark Therapeutics, Inc. Stephen W. Webster Chief Financial Officer (855) SPARKTX (1-855-772-7589) Media Ten Bridge Communications Dan Quinn (781) 475-7974 dan@tenbridgecommunications.com Financial Media Teneo Strategy Andy Maas (212) 886-9321 andy.maas@teneostrategy.com

Source:Spark Therapeutics, Inc.