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Acceleron Pharma Inc. [XLRN] To Ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell

ADVISORY, Nov. 4, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

What:

Acceleron Pharma Inc. [XLRN], a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of protein therapeutics to improve the lives of patients with cancer and rare diseases, will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in Times Square.

  • Acceleron completed a successful IPO in September 2013 which raised net proceeds of approximately $97M.
  • Acceleron has three protein therapeutics being studied in 12 ongoing phase 2 clinical trials.
  • Acceleron is developing two of its clinical programs (sotatercept and ACE-536) in a joint collaboration with partner Celgene [CELG] for the treatment of anemia in patients with rare blood diseases.
  • Acceleron expects to present interim clinical results from its ongoing phase 2 clinical trial of sotatercept in patients with beta-thalassemia in early December at the American Society of Hematology's Annual Meeting.
  • Acceleron will announce its third quarter 2013 financial results on Wednesday, November 6 th at 9:00 AM.

In honor of the occasion, John Knopf, CEO will ring the Closing Bell. Dr. Knopf will be joined by the Acceleron management team, employees, colleagues and friends to celebrate the occasion.

Where:

NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43 rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio

When:

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 – 3:45 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET         

Contact : Maureen L. Suda (Media) Suda Communications LLC (585) 387-9248

NASDAQ MarketSite: Christine Barna (646) 441-5310 Christine.Barna@nasdaqomx.com

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Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Closing Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/about/marketsitetowervideo.asx .

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About Acceleron Pharma Inc. [XLRN]:

Acceleron is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of novel protein therapeutics for cancer and rare diseases. The company is a leader in understanding the biology of the Transforming Growth Factor-Beta (TGF-β) protein superfamily, a large and diverse group of molecules that are key regulators in the growth and repair of tissues throughout the human body, and in targeting these pathways to develop important new medicines. Acceleron has built a highly productive R&D platform that has generated innovative clinical and preclinical protein therapeutic candidates with novel mechanisms of action. These protein therapeutic candidates have the potential to significantly improve clinical outcomes for patients with cancer and rare diseases.

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