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NewLink Genetics Announces Presentation of Two Abstracts at ASCO

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AMES, Iowa, April 21, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- NewLink Genetics Corporation (NASDAQ:NLNK), a biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing novel immuno-oncology therapies to patients with cancer, today reported that two abstracts will be presented at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago.

  • Abstract 105 - A Phase 1b dose-escalation study of combined inhibition of IDO1 (GDC-0919) and PD-L1 (atezolizumab) in patients (pts) with locally advanced or metastatic solid tumors, to be presented by our partner on Sunday, June 4, 2017, 10:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. ET.
  • Abstract 3066 - A Phase 2 randomized, double-blind study of sipuleucel-T followed by IDO pathway inhibitor, indoximod, or placebo in the treatment of patients with metastatic castration resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC), to be presented on Monday, June 5, 2017, 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. ET.

The complete text of the abstracts will be posted online at 5:00 p.m. ET on Wednesday, May 17.

About NewLink Genetics Corporation

NewLink Genetics is a biopharmaceutical company at the forefront of discovering, developing and commercializing novel immuno-oncology product candidates to improve the lives of patients with cancer. NewLink Genetics' product candidates are designed to harness multiple components of the immune system to combat cancer.  For more information, please visit http://www.newlinkgenetics.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements of NewLink Genetics that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. All statements, other than statements of historical facts, contained in this press release are forward-looking statements, within the meaning of The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The words "anticipate," "believe," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "may," "plan," "target," "potential," "will," "could," "should," "seek" or the negative of these terms or other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although not all forward-looking statements contain these identifying words. These forward-looking statements include any statements other than statements of historical fact. Actual results or events could differ materially from the plans, intentions and expectations disclosed in the forward-looking statements that NewLink Genetics makes due to a number of important factors, including those risks discussed in "Risk Factors" and elsewhere in NewLink Genetics' Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and other reports filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The forward-looking statements in this press release represent NewLink' Genetics' views as of the date of this press release. NewLink Genetics anticipates that subsequent events and developments will cause its views to change. However, while it may elect to update these forward-looking statements at some point in the future, it specifically disclaims any obligation to do so. You should, therefore, not rely on these forward-looking statements as representing NewLink Genetics' views as of any date subsequent to the date of this press release.

Contact:
Lisa Miller
Director of Investor Relations
NewLink Genetics
(515) 598-2555
lmiller@linkp.com

Investor Contact:
Beth Kurth, VP
LaVoieHealthScience
(617) 374-8800, ext. 106
bkurth@lavoiehealthscience.com

Media Contact:
Sharon Correia, VP
LaVoieHealthScience
(617) 374-8800, ext. 105
scorreia@lavoiehealthscience.com

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