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SOURCE Northwest Biotherapeutics
CEO Will Discuss Key Strengths and Progress, Announce New Developments
BETHESDA, Md., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Northwest Biotherapeutics (NASDAQ: NWBO) (NW Bio), a biotechnology company developing DCVax® personalized immune therapies for solid tumor cancers, announced today that Linda F. Powers, the Company's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, will be presenting at the 25th Annual ROTH Conference at 8:30 a.m. PDT on Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, California.
Ms. Powers' presentation will discuss the Company's lead Phase III trial with DCVax-L for brain cancer, including guidance on enrollment, progress in Europe, and anticipated timelines for major milestones. Ms. Powers will also discuss the Company's pending Phase I/II trial with DCVax-Direct for all solid tumor cancers that are inoperable, which is preparing to launch in Q2. Ms. Powers will comment on the Company's key strengths and differentiation in the immune therapy space, and will announce certain new developments.
The presentation will take place in Track 8 of the conference, in The Promenade – White Room, and will be available by web cast at http://wsw.com/webcast/roth27/nwbo/. The webcast will remain available for 90 days following the presentation. It will also be available on the NW Bio Website starting on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at www.nwbio.com.
About Northwest Biotherapeutics
Northwest Biotherapeutics is a biotechnology company focused on developing immunotherapy products to treat cancers more effectively than current treatments, without toxicities of the kind associated with chemotherapies, and on a cost-effective basis, in both the United States and Europe. The Company has a broad platform technology for DCVax® dendritic cell-based vaccines. The Company's lead program is a 312-patient Phase III trial in newly diagnosed Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM). GBM is the most aggressive and lethal brain cancer. The Company also previously received clearance from the FDA for a 612-patient Phase III trial in prostate cancer, and clearance from the FDA for Phase I/II trials in multiple other cancers. The Company has also conducted a Phase I/II trial with DCVax® for metastatic ovarian cancer together with the University of Pennsylvania.
Statements made in this news release that are not historical facts, including statements concerning future treatment of patients using DCVax® and future clinical trials, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "expect," "believe," "intend," "plan," "continue," "may," "will," "anticipate," and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Actual results may differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statement. Specifically, there are a number of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated, such as the Company's ability to raise additional capital, risks related to the Company's ability to enroll patients in its clinical trials and complete the trials on a timely basis, the uncertainty of the clinical trials process, uncertainties about the timely performance of third parties, and whether the Company's products will demonstrate safety and efficacy. Additional information on these and other factors, including Risk Factors, which could affect the Company's results, is included in its Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") filings. Finally, there may be other factors not mentioned above or included in the Company's SEC filings that may cause actual results to differ materially from those projected in any forward-looking statement. You should not place undue reliance on any forward-looking statements. The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of new information, future events or developments, except as required by securities laws.
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