BURLINGTON, Mass., Aug. 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Coronado Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq:CNDO), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel immunotherapy biologic agents for the treatment of autoimmune diseases and cancer, announced today that Dr. Karin Hehenberger, Coronado's Executive Vice President of Scientific Affairs, will present at the Themes in Helminth Biology Conference on Friday, August 30, 2013, at 8:30 AM EET. Dr. Hehenberger will also be chairing the Helminths and Type 1 Diabetes panel discussion. The conference will be held in Hydra, Greece on August 28-31, 2013. The conference will be attended by Key Opinion Leaders, leading clinicians and researchers from around the world. The conference will focus on the Hygiene Hypothesis and the topics of immunomodulation and therapy by helminth parasites and their molecular products. The Conference is aimed at advancing the application of helminths and their products to the therapy of human diseases, analyzing the immunomodulatory properties of key helminth parasite species in model systems and further understanding the genome/proteome sequencing of helminths and uncovering the wealth of molecular mediators that they encode. For more information, please visit http://hydra-themes.bio.ed.ac.uk . About Coronado Biosciences Coronado Biosciences is engaged in the development of novel immunotherapy biologic agents. The company's two principal pharmaceutical product candidates in clinical development are: TSO ( Trichuris suis ova or CNDO-201), a biologic for the treatment of autoimmune diseases, including Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and multiple sclerosis; and CNDO-109, a biologic that activates natural killer (NK) cells, for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), multiple myeloma and solid tumors. For more information, please visit www.coronadobiosciences.com . Forward-Looking Statements This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to the company's product development programs and any other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on management's current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could negatively affect our business, operating results, financial condition and stock price. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated are: our ability to attract, integrate and retain key personnel; risks relating to the results of research and development activities; uncertainties relating to preclinical and clinical testing; our ability to obtain, perform under and maintain financing and strategic agreements and relationships; the early stage of products under development; our need for substantial additional funds; government regulation; patent and intellectual property matters; our dependence on third party suppliers; and competition; as well as other risks described in our SEC filings. We expressly disclaim any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.
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