Arrowhead To Host Analyst Event In New York To Discuss RNAi-based Hepatitis B Candidate ARC-520

Arrowhead Research Corporation (NASDAQ: ARWR), a targeted therapeutics company, today announced that it will host an analyst and investor event on Monday, March 25, from 12:30 to 2:00 p.m. EST in New York City. The company will present an overview of its RNAi-based drug candidate ARC-520 for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection including preclinical data, HBV disease biology, clinical trial strategy and timelines, market opportunity, clinician and patient perspectives, and new data generated from a chimpanzee with chronic HBV infection.

Presenters are: Dr. Robert Gish, Chairman of Arrowhead’s HBV Clinical Advisory Board; other key opinion leaders from the HBV community; Dr. Chris Anzalone, Arrowhead’s President and CEO; and Dr. Bruce Given, Arrowhead’s COO and Head of R&D. The presentation will be broadcast live by webcast and conference call, and it will also be archived on the company website.

About Arrowhead Research Corporation

Arrowhead Research Corporation is a clinical stage targeted therapeutics company with development programs in oncology, obesity, and chronic hepatitis B virus infection. The company is leveraging its platform technologies to design and develop peptide-drug conjugates (PDCs) that specifically home to cell types of interest while sparing off-target tissues, create targeted drugs based on the gene silencing RNA interference (RNAi) mechanism, and work with partners to create improved versions of traditional small molecule drugs.

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