Pieris to Present Interim Data From the Phase I Clinical Trial of PRS-050 at Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference

By Pieris Ag, PRNE
Monday, February 21, 2011

FREISING, Germany, February 22, 2011 - Pieris AG announced today the upcoming presentation of new preclinical
and interim Phase I clinical trial data for its PRS-050 Anticalin(r) program,
currently under evaluation for the treatment of cancer. Dr. Laurent Audoly,
Chief Scientific Officer of Pieris, will speak on Friday, February 25, at the
Molecular Medicine Tri-Conference held in San Francisco, California. His
presentation is titled, "Pre-clinical and Interim Phase I of PRS-050 - a
Unique and Novel Non-Fc Domain Biobetter VEGF-A Antagonist for the Treatment
of Solid Tumors".

The ongoing Phase I clinical trial of PRS-050 is an open-label,
dose-escalating evaluation of the compound's safety and tolerability in
patients with solid tumors. PRS-050 is an anti-VEGF (Vascular Endothelial
Growth Factor) 40 kD PEGylated Anticalin discovered and developed internally
at the company. During the first half of 2010, the compound began the
clinical trial at three different sites in Germany. To date, Pieris has
amassed a strong preclinical data package of in vivo efficacy in multiple
models and a positive safety profile, including encouraging data supporting
its differentiated activities to improve or complement current anti-VEGF
therapeutics, based primarily on the absence of an Fc domain and mode of
target engagement.

Pieris' proprietary Anticalin technology platform creates next generation
targeted therapeutics and addresses targets in ways that traditional methods
cannot. Anticalins are recombinantly engineered lipocalins, endogenous
low-molecular weight human proteins that naturally bind, store and transport
a wide spectrum of molecules. To obtain a specific Anticalin, Pieris applies
its deep protein engineering know-how to select drug candidates from its
suite of rationally designed proprietary Anticalin libraries.

About Pieris

Pieris AG is an independent, clinical-staged biotechnology company
advancing its proprietary Anticalin(r) technology to create safer, more
efficacious and more convenient protein therapeutics. Exclusive to Pieris,
Anticalin-based drugs promise to address high-unmet medical needs and expand
the therapeutic potential of current targeted approaches. Pieris' pipeline
ranges from its Phase I compound, PRS-050 (anti-VEGF, oncology), to multiple
Anticalins in preclinical development. The company has three ongoing
collaborations: a drug discovery partnership with Takeda San Francisco; a
multi-year, multi-target agreement with Sanofi-Aventis and Sanofi Pasteur
(EUROMEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY); and a deal with Allergan, Inc. (NYSE: AGN),
focusing on novel treatments for eye diseases. Privately held, Pieris has
been funded by premier biotechnology-focused venture capital, including lead
investors OrbiMed Advisors and Global Life Science Ventures. For more
information, please visit: www.pieris-ag.com.

    For more information, please contact:
    Stephen Yoder
    Chief Executive Officer
    Tel: +49(0)8161-1411-400

For more information, please contact: Stephen Yoder, Chief Executive Officer, Tel: +49(0)8161-1411-400

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