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Immune Design Announces Presentations at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

SEATTLE and SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., April 21, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Immune Design (Nasdaq:IMDZ), a clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on oncology, today announced that data from three immuno-oncology studies will be presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting, which will take place June 3 to June 7, 2016 in Chicago.

The ASCO presentation details are as follows:

Pilot trial of intratumoral (IT) G100, a toll-like receptor-4 (TLR4) agonist, in patients with Merkel cell carcinoma (MCC): Final clinical results and immunologic effects on the tumor microenvironment (TME).

Abstract # 3021

Session Type: Poster Discussion Session
Session Title: Developmental Therapeutics—Immunotherapy

Date: Sunday, June 05
Time: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (poster session) / 4:45 p.m. – 6 p.m. (poster discussion)
Location: Hall A (poster session) / Hall B1 (poster discussion)
Poster Board: #343

Presenter: Shailender Bhatia, M.D., University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Using G100 (glucopyranosyl lipid A) to transform the sarcoma tumor immune microenvironment

Abstract #: 11017

Session Type: Poster Discussion Session
Session Title: Sarcoma

Date: Monday, June 6, 2016
Time: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. (poster session) / 3 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. (poster discussion)
Location: Hall A (poster session) / S406 (poster discussion)
Poster Board: 143

Presenter: Seth M. Pollack, M.D., Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Single-agent LV305 induces anti-tumor immune and clinical responses in patients with advanced or metastatic sarcoma and other cancers expressing NY-ESO-1

Abstract # 3093

Session Type: Poster
Session Title: Developmental Therapeutics—Immunotherapy

Date: Sunday, June 5
Time: 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Location: Hall A
Poster Board: 415

Presenter: Neeta Somaiah, M.D. Department of Sarcoma Medical Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Additional data than those included in the abstracts may be included in the presentations.

About Immune Design

Immune Design is a clinical-stage immunotherapy company employing next-generation in vivo approaches to enable the body's immune system to fight chronic diseases. The company's technologies are engineered to activate the immune system's natural ability to generate and/or expand antigen-specific cytotoxic T cells, while also enhancing other immune effectors, to fight cancer and other chronic diseases. CMB305 and G100, the primary focus of Immune Design's ongoing immuno-oncology clinical programs, are products of its two synergistic discovery platforms, ZVexTM and GLAASTM, the fundamental technologies of which were licensed from the California Institute of Technology and the Infectious Disease Research Institute (IDRI), respectively. Immune Design has offices in Seattle and South San Francisco. For more information, visit www.immunedesign.com.

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