BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coronado Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNDO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel immunotherapy biologic agents for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer, announced today that Dr. Karin Hehenberger, Coronado's Executive Vice President of Scientific Affairs, will present at the Themes in Helminth Biology Conference on Friday, August 30, 2013, at 8:30 AM EET. Dr. Hehenberger will also be chairing the Helminths and Type 1 Diabetes panel discussion. The conference will be held in Hydra, Greece on August 28-31, 2013.
The conference will be attended by Key Opinion Leaders, leading clinicians and researchers from around the world. The conference will focus on the Hygiene Hypothesis and the topics of immunomodulation and therapy by helminth parasites and their molecular products. The Conference is aimed at advancing the application of helminths and their products to the therapy of human diseases, analyzing the immunomodulatory properties of key helminth parasite species in model systems and further understanding the genome/proteome sequencing of helminths and uncovering the wealth of molecular mediators that they encode. For more information, please visit http://hydra-themes.bio.ed.ac.uk.
About Coronado Biosciences
Coronado Biosciences is engaged in the development of novel immunotherapy biologic agents. The company's two principal pharmaceutical product candidates in clinical development are: TSO (Trichuris suis ova or CNDO-201), a biologic for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis; and CNDO-109, a biologic that activates natural killer (NK) cells, for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), multiple myeloma and solid tumors. For more information, please visit www.coronadobiosciences.com.
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