SQZ Biotechnologies to Host Live & Virtual R&D Investor Event on May 19, 2022

SQZ Biotechnologies (NYSE: SQZ), focused on unlocking the full potential of cell therapies for multiple therapeutic areas, today announced that the company will host a live R&D investor event with optional virtual participation on Thursday, May 19, 2022, from 4:05 - 5:30 p.m. ET.

The event will feature presentations on the company’s point-of-care (POC) manufacturing system, currently in internal testing, and its potential impact on cell therapy development. The company will also discuss its first anticipated clinical use in the SQZ® TAC clinical development program for celiac disease, which has an FDA investigational new drug application submission planned for the first half of 2023.

Company leadership will also discuss the collaboration with STEMCELL Technologies and the development of a research-use-only Cell Squeeze® system.

The event will include a special fireside chat on the present and future state of cell engineering. Speakers include:

  • Robert S. Langer, Sc.D., Scientific Advisory Board Member and Founder of SQZ Biotechnologies, and David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Klavs F. Jensen, Ph.D., Board Member and Founder of SQZ Biotechnologies, and Warren K. Lewis Professor of Chemical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Armon Sharei, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and Founder of SQZ Biotechnologies
  • Moderated by Mike Huckman, Global Practice Leader, Executive Communications at Real Chemistry, and former CNBC Pharmaceuticals Reporter

Event Details

The company will host a live R&D Investor event with optional virtual participation on Thursday, May 19, 2022, beginning at 4:05 p.m. ET. Onsite and virtual participants can register in advance by completing the registration form on the event website: https://investorday.sqzbiotech.com/. Following the event, a webcast replay will be made available on the company’s investor website: investors.sqzbiotech.com.

About SQZ Biotechnologies

SQZ Biotechnologies Company is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on unlocking the full potential of cell therapies for patients around the world and has active programs in oncology, autoimmune and infectious diseases, as well as additional exploratory initiatives to support future pipeline growth. The company’s proprietary Cell Squeeze® technology offers the unique ability to deliver multiple biological materials into many cell types to engineer what we believe can be a broad range of potential therapeutics. With demonstrated production timelines under 24 hours and the opportunity to eliminate preconditioning and lengthy hospital stays, our approach could significantly broaden the therapeutic range and accessibility of cell therapies. The company’s first therapeutic applications seek to generate target-specific immune responses, both in activation for the treatment of solid tumors and infectious diseases, and in immune tolerance for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. For more information, please visit www.sqzbiotech.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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