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TRACON Pharmaceuticals Announces TRC105 Clinical Data Presentation at Upcoming AACR Annual Meeting

SAN DIEGO, April 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- TRACON Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:TCON), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of novel targeted therapeutics for cancer, wet age-related macular degeneration and fibrotic diseases, today announced that TRC105 prostate cancer-related clinical data will be presented at the upcoming American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting to be held April 16-20, 2016, in New Orleans, LA.

Dr. Liang Cao and colleagues at the National Cancer Institute will present a poster featuring data from a previous clinical study of TRC105 in prostate cancer. The presentation details are as follows:

Abstract Number: 2048
Abstract Title: Pharmacodynamic biomarker studies of TRC105 anti-endoglin (CD105) antibody revealed anti-angiogenic activity associated with CD105 depletion
Presenter: Liang Cao, Ph.D., National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
Location: Section 14, Poster Board Number 20
Date: Monday, April 18, 2016
Time: 1:00pm – 5:00pm CDT

The poster will be available on the Company’s website.

About TRC105

TRC105 is a novel, clinical stage antibody to endoglin, a protein overexpressed on proliferating endothelial cells that is essential for angiogenesis, the process of new blood vessel formation. TRC105 is currently being studied in multiple Phase 2 clinical trials sponsored by both TRACON and the National Cancer Institute for the treatment of multiple solid tumor types in combination with VEGF inhibitors. The ophthalmic formulation of TRC105, DE-122, is currently in a Phase 1 trial for patients with wet AMD. TRC205, a second generation antibody to endoglin, is undergoing preclinical testing in models of fibrosis. For more information about the clinical trials, please visit TRACON’s website at http://www.traconpharma.com/clinical_trials.php.

About TRACON

TRACON develops targeted therapies for cancer, ophthalmic and fibrotic diseases. The Company’s clinical-stage pipeline includes two product candidates: TRC105, an endoglin antibody that is being developed for the treatment of multiple cancers and wet AMD through a collaboration with Santen Pharmaceutical Company Ltd., and TRC102, a small molecule that is being developed for the treatment of lung cancer and glioblastoma. To learn more about TRACON and its product candidates, visit TRACON's website at www.traconpharma.com.

Company Contact: Casey Logan Chief Business Officer (858) 550‐0780 ext. 236 clogan@traconpharma.com Investor Contact: Andrew McDonald LifeSci Advisors LLC 646-597-6987 Andrew@lifesciadvisors.com

Source:TRACON Pharmaceuticals, Inc.