Avila Therapeutics to Present at the Needham Healthcare Conference

WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Avila Therapeutics, Inc. a biotechnology company developing targeted covalent drugs that treat diseases through protein silencing, announced that Katrine Bosley, Avila’s Chief Executive Officer, is scheduled to present a corporate update at the 10th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at 1:40 p.m. ET at the New York Palace Hotel.

About Avila Therapeutics™, Inc.

Avila Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on the design and development of targeted covalent drugs to achieve best-in class outcomes. This approach, called “protein silencing”, cannot be achieved through traditional chemistry techniques. The company’s product pipeline has been built using its proprietary Avilomics™ platform and is currently focused on cancer, viral infection and autoimmune disease. Avila’s most advanced product candidate, AVL-292, a potential treatment for cancer and autoimmune diseases, is currently in Phase 1 clinical testing. Avila is funded by leading venture capital firms: Abingworth, Advent Venture Partners, Atlas Venture, Novartis Option Fund, and Polaris Venture Partners. For additional information, please visit http://www.avilatx.com.


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