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NewLink Genetics Announces Presentation of Two Abstracts at AACR

Interim Phase 2 Clinical Results of IDO Pathway Inhibitor, Indoximod Selected for an Oral Presentation During the Clinical Trial Plenary Session

/EIN News/ -- AMES, Iowa, March 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK), a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing novel immuno-oncology therapies to patients with cancer, today reported that two abstracts on the company’s indoximod program will be presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) 2017 Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

  • Clinical Trials Plenary Session: Abstract CT117 - Interim analysis of the Phase 2 clinical trial of the IDO pathway inhibitor indoximod in combination with pembrolizumab for patients with advanced melanoma, to be presented during the Novel Immuno-Oncology Agent Clinical Trials session, Tuesday April 4, 2017 10:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. ET.

  • Poster Session: Abstract 4076 - A novel prodrug of indoximod with enhanced pharmacokinetic properties, to be presented during poster session PO.ET05.01 - Mechanistic Understanding of Novel Anticancer Therapies, April 4, 2017 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. ET.

The complete text of Clinical Plenary Session abstracts that have not been selected for the press program will be posted online at 4:30 p.m. ET on Friday, March 31. The text of clinical trials abstracts that have been selected for inclusion in the press program will not be posted online until the date and time of presentation.

"We are honored to have been selected by the AACR review committee for the Clinical Trials Plenary Session at the upcoming AACR meeting,” said Nicholas Vahanian, M.D., President and Chief Medical Officer.  “We look forward to sharing the data from both of these abstracts.”

About NewLink Genetics Corporation

NewLink Genetics is a biopharmaceutical company at the forefront of discovering, developing and commercializing novel immuno-oncology product candidates to improve the lives of patients with cancer. NewLink Genetics' product candidates are designed to harness multiple components of the immune system to combat cancer.  For more information, please visit 

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