SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Jan. 04, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:ATRA), a biopharmaceutical company developing meaningful therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening diseases that have been underserved by scientific innovation, today announced that Isaac Ciechanover, M.D., the Company's President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at the 35th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. PT. The conference will be held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA.
A live webcast of the presentation will be available by visiting the Investors section of the Atara Bio website at www.atarabio.com. An archived replay of the webcast will be available on the Company's website for 14 days following the presentation.
About Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc.
Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing meaningful therapies for patients with severe and life-threatening diseases that have been underserved by scientific innovation, with an initial focus on allogeneic T-cell therapies for cancer, autoimmune, and infectious disease. Atara Bio's T-cell product candidates harness the power of the immune system to recognize and attack cancer cells and cells infected with certain viruses. The Company's initial clinical stage T-cell product candidates include Epstein-Barr virus targeted Cytotoxic T-cells (EBV-CTL), or ATA 129, Cytomegalovirus targeted Cytotoxic T-cells (CMV-CTL), or ATA 230, and Wilms Tumor 1 targeted Cytotoxic T-cells (WT1-CTL), or ATA 520. These product candidates have demonstrated the potential to have therapeutic benefit in a number of clinical indications including hematologic malignancies, solid tumors, and refractory viral infections. The Company is also developing a next generation of allogeneic T-cell product candidates utilizing a technology to selectively enhance a T-cell's ability to target specific viral proteins implicated in disease. Initial clinical investigations employing this approach will focus on multiple sclerosis and other virally mediated cancers and infections.
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