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Aquinox to Present at 2016 Annual UBS Global Healthcare Conference

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 18, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (“Aquinox”) (NASDAQ:AQXP), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing targeted therapeutics in disease areas of inflammation and immuno-oncology, announced today that David Main, Aquinox President & CEO, will present a corporate overview at the upcoming 2016 Annual UBS Global Healthcare Conference in New York city on Wednesday, May 25th 2016 at 11:00 AM Eastern Time.

A live audio webcast and archive of the event will be available at:
https://cc.talkpoint.com/ubsx001/052316a_ae/?entity=49_6BBJFC5

To ensure a timely connection to the webcast, it is recommended that users register at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. An archived version of the webcast will also be available on the Investor Relations page of the Aquinox website. The corporate overview being presented will be available following the presentation at www.aqxpharma.com.

About Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company discovering and developing targeted therapeutics in disease areas of inflammation and immuno-oncology. Aquinox's lead drug candidate, AQX-1125, is a small molecule activator of SHIP1 suitable for oral, once daily dosing. With a successful Phase 2 clinical trial completed in 2015, Aquinox plans to initiate a Phase 3 trial in 2016 with AQX-1125 for treatment of interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS). Aquinox has a broad intellectual property portfolio and pipeline of preclinical drug candidates that activate SHIP1. For more information, please visit www.aqxpharma.com.

Investor Contact Info:

Brendan Payne
Senior Manager, Investor Relations
Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
604.629.9223 Ext. 109
ir@aqxpharma.com

Gitanjali Ogawa
Vice President
The Trout Group
646-378-2949

Gogawa@troutgroup.com

Source:Aquinox Pharmaceuticals, Inc.