AGTC to Present at Upcoming Conferences

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AGTC to Present at Upcoming Conferences

Sep 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM EDT

GAINESVILLE, Fla. and CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:AGTC), a biotechnology company conducting human clinical trials of adeno-associated virus (AAV)-based gene therapies for the treatment of rare and debilitating diseases, today announced management will be participating in the following conferences:

  • Boston Biotech Conferences Cell & Gene Therapy CEO — Boston (September 25, 2017)
    AGTC Chief Business Officer Stephen Potter will moderate a panel discussion titled "Maximizing Tech Transfer for Therapeutic Development" at 11:00am ET.
  • FierceBiotech Drug Development Forum — Boston (September 27, 2017)
    AGTC President & CEO Sue Washer will lead a presentation titled "Build Internal Multi-Division Teams for Successful Product Advancement" at 11:15am ET.

AGTC's lead product candidates are designed to treat inherited orphan diseases of the eye, caused by mutations in single genes that significantly affect visual function and currently lack effective medical treatments.

AGTC's pipeline includes ophthalmology programs in X-linked retinoschisis (XLRS), X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP), achromatopsia caused by mutations in the CNGB3 and CNGA3 genes, wet age-related macular degeneration and an optogenetics program.

About AGTC

AGTC is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that uses a proprietary gene therapy platform to develop transformational genetic therapies for patients suffering from rare and debilitating diseases.  Its initial focus is in the field of ophthalmology, where it has active clinical trials in X-linked retinoschisis (XLRS), X-linked retinitis pigmentosa (XLRP), and achromatopsia (ACHM CNGB3 & ACHM CNGA3).  In addition to its clinical trials, AGTC has preclinical programs in optogenetics, adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD), which is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS), and otology. The clinical-stage XLRS and XLRP programs, the discovery program in ALD and two additional ophthalmology programs are being developed in collaboration with Biogen. In addition to its product pipeline, AGTC has a significant intellectual property portfolio and extensive expertise in the design of gene therapy products including capsids, promoters and expression cassettes, as well as expertise in the formulation, manufacture and physical delivery of gene therapy products. 


David Carey (IR) or Tom Vickery (PR)
Lazar Partners Ltd.
T: (212) 867-1768 or (646) 871-8482 or


Bill Sullivan
Chief Financial Officer
Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation
T: (617) 843-5728

Stephen Potter
Chief Business Officer
Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation
T: (617) 413-2754