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Argos Therapeutics to Present at the Stifel Healthcare Conference 2013

DURHAM, N.C., Sept. 6, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Argos Therapeutics Inc., a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of fully personalized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases using its Arcelis™ technology platform, announced today that Jeff Abbey, President and Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present at the Stifel Healthcare Conference 2013 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Boston.

Event: Stifel Healthcare Conference 2013

Date: Thursday, September 12, 2013

Time: 3:15 pm ET

Mr. Abbey will also be available to participate in one-on-one meetings at the conference.

About the Arcelis™ Technology Platform

Arcelis is a fully personalized, active immunotherapy technology that captures all antigens, including mutated and variant antigens that are specific to each patient's disease. It has been shown to overcome immunosuppression by producing a durable memory T-cell response without adjuvants that are associated with toxicity. The technology can be leveraged to manufacture personalized therapies for any cancer or infectious disease.

The Arcelis process integrates readily into many current treatment paradigms, using only a small tumor or blood sample and the patient's own dendritic cells, which are derived and optimized following a single leukapheresis procedure. The proprietary process uses RNA isolated from the patient sample to program the dendritic cells to target the entire disease-antigen repertoire. The activated, antigen-loaded dendritic cells are then formulated into the patient's plasma and administered as an intradermal injection to produce the desired patient-specific immune response.

Arcelis technology also overcomes many of the manufacturing and commercialization challenges that have impeded other personalized cancer immunotherapies. A single manufacturing facility can serve all of North America and automated processes have been developed for cost-effective and scalable commercial manufacturing.

About Argos Therapeutics

Argos Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of fully personalized immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer and infectious diseases using its Arcelis™ technology platform. Argos´ most advanced product candidate, AGS-003, has initiated a pivotal Phase 3 study for the treatment of mRCC, and the Company plans to have data from its Phase 2b study of AGS-004 for the treatment of HIV in the first half of 2014. For more information about Argos Therapeutics, visit www.argostherapeutics.com.

CONTACT: The Ruth Group Aaron Estrada (media) aestrada@theruthgroup.com (646) 536-7028 Stephanie Carrington (investors) scarrington@theruthgroup.com (646) 536-7017 Argos Therapeutics Jeff Abbey (partners) jabbey@argostherapeutics.com (919) 287-6308Source: Argos Therapeutics