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Eleven Biotherapeutics to Present Data at the ARVO 2016 Annual Meeting


Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ: EBIO), a biopharmaceutical company discovering and developing protein therapeutics to treat diseases of the eye, today announced that one oral presentation and three posters have been selected for presentation at the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) 2016 Annual Meeting taking place May 1-5, 2016, in Seattle, WA. The presentations include preclinical data for EBI-031, which is in development for diabetic macular edema and Phase 3 clinical data on isunakinra (EBI-005). Presentation abstracts can be found on the ARVO website at

"We are pleased to be presenting important preclinical data on EBI-031, an IL-6 antagonist, at the ARVO Annual Meeting demonstrating characteristics that include extended therapeutic duration and rapid systemic clearance," said Abbie Celniker, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of Eleven Biotherapeutics. "These data support our planned submission of an investigational new drug application this quarter for the purpose of conducting clinical trials in diabetic macular edema and uveitis. In addition, we will be presenting the Phase 3 data for isunakinra in allergic conjunctivitis and dry eye disease, including post hoc evaluation of patient IL-1 genotypes and the differential clinical response to IL-1 blockade."

Oral Presentation:

  • Optimized Intravitreal IL-6 Antagonist for the Treatment of Diabetic Macular Edema and Uveitis
    Author: Eric Furfine, Ph.D., Eleven Biotherapeutics
    Presentation #: 6017
    Date/Time: Thursday, May 5, 2016 from 11:15 AM to 11:30 PM PT
    Session #/Title: 525, Diabetic retinopathy
    Location: Room 615/617
    This presentation will discuss the findings from a non-human primate study, including half-life, immune response and potency.

Poster Presentations:

  • Phase 3 Multi-Center Trial Evaluating the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Isunakinra in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Allergic Conjunctivitis
    Author: Michael Goldstein, M.D., M.B.A., Eleven Biotherapeutics
    Poster #: 2307 – C0121
    Date/Time: Sunday, May 1, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 10:15 AM PT
    Session #/Title: 113, Allergic conjunctivitis / Corneal Immunology and Infection
    This poster describes the results of an environmental study of isunakinra compared to vehicle control given over 4 weeks in patients with moderate to severe allergic conjunctivitis.
  • A Multi-Center Phase 3 Safety and Tolerability Study of Isunakinra in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Dry Eye Disease
    Author: Leontia Burke, Eleven Biotherapeutics
    Poster #: 2872 - A0081
    Date/Time: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 10:15 AM PT
    Session #/Title: 310, Dry Eye II
    This poster presents the safety profile of isunakinra given for up to 6 months in patients with moderate to severe dry eye disease.
  • A Phase 3 Multi-Center, Randomized Controlled Evaluation of the Efficacy, Safety and Tolerability of Isunakinra in Subjects with Moderate to Severe Dry Eye Disease
    Author: Karen Tubridy, Pharm.D., Eleven Biotherapeutics
    Poster #: 2874 - A0083
    Date/Time: Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 10:15 AM PT
    Session #/Title: 310, Dry Eye II
    The poster presentation describes the results of the efficacy trial of isunakinra compared to vehicle-control given over 12 weeks in moderate to severe dry eye disease.

About EBI-031

Eleven Biotherapeutics' most advanced preclinical product candidate is EBI-031 for treatment of diabetic macular edema, or DME, and uveitis. EBI-031 was designed and engineered for intravitreal delivery using Eleven's AMP-Rx platform. EBI-031 is a potent blocker of both free IL-6 and IL-6 complexed to the soluble IL-6 receptor (IL-6R) and has demonstrated a longer vitreal retention time in preclinical models than antibodies and antibody like molecules approved for intravitreal injection. Eleven is undertaking the necessary manufacturing development work and nonclinical safety studies to support the submission of an investigational new drug application, or IND, to the FDA in the first half of 2016 for the purpose of conducting clinical trials of EBI-031 in DME and uveitis.

About Eleven Biotherapeutics

Eleven Biotherapeutics, Inc. is a preclinical-stage biopharmaceutical company with a proprietary protein engineering platform, called AMP-Rx, that it applies to the discovery and development of protein therapeutics to treat diseases of the eye. Eleven's therapeutic approach is based on the role of cytokines in diseases of the eye, the Company's understanding of the structural biology of cytokines and the Company's ability to rationally design and engineer proteins to modulate the effects of cytokines. Cytokines are cell signaling molecules found in the body that can have important inflammatory effects. For more information please refer to the Company's website

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Eleven Biotherapeutics
Leah Monteiro, 617-714-0619

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