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Aurora BioPharma to Attend the Oppenheimer & Co. 27th Annual Healthcare Conference at the Westin New York Grand Central in New York City

Cambridge, MA, March 15, 2017 -- Aurora BioPharma, Inc., a clinical stage biotechnology company developing CAR T Cell Therapy to treat Solid and Liquid tumors, announced today that company CEO and President, Robert Brooks, will attend the Oppenheimer & Co. 27th Annual Healthcare Conference on March 21-22, 2017 at The Westin New York Grand Central in New York City. The event is one of the most important investor conferences in the healthcare industry. Investors will have access to and be able to gain insight from key thought leaders from public and private companies spanning all major sectors: bio & specialty pharmaceuticals; medical devices; healthcare facilities; life science tools and diagnostics; healthcare information technology and distribution, and healthcare providers. Company executives will address topical issues such as health reform; generic drug regulation; development of new pharmaceutical and biotechnology products; product safety, patent issues and Food and Drug Administration policy.

​About Oppenheimer & Co.

Oppenheimer & Co., Inc. ("Oppenheimer") is a leading investment bank and full-service investment firm that provides financial services and advice to high net worth investors, individuals, businesses and institutions. For over 130 years, they have provided investors with the necessary expertise and insight to meet the challenge of achieving their clients' financial goals. Oppenheimer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Oppenheimer Holdings Inc., an integrated financial services holdings company. Oppenheimer Holdings Inc.'s other wholly owned subsidiaries include Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc., Oppenheimer Life Agencies Ltd., and Oppenheimer Trust Company of Delaware.

​About Aurora BioPharma

Aurora is leading in the development of Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T therapy, with an extensive clinical pipeline. Osteosarcoma is the most common type of bone cancer in Children and Adolescents, even after radical amputation of a limb and chemotherapy, survival is poor. A completed Phase I/IIa trial in 19 Sarcoma (16 Osteosarcoma) patients was completed, Aurora's CAR T agent AU-101 met its endpoints of safety, with strong signs of tumor killing efficacy, and long term survivors. Glioblastoma is the most common and deadliest form of brain cancer. Aurora's CAR T agent AU105 showed in a completed Phase I/IIa clinical trial in 16 Glioblastoma patients, safety, tumor killing efficacy, and double the median historic overall survival. Aurora is planning a randomized multi-site Phase II trial of AU105 in Early Diagnosed Glioblastoma, and a Phase I/II trial in Recurrent Glioblastoma with intracranial injection. Aurora is planning a Phase II trial of its CAR T Cell therapy AU105 in Osteosarcoma.

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