argenx to Host R&D Day on May 22, 2019

May 15, 2019

Breda, the Netherlands / Ghent, Belgium – argenx (Euronext & Nasdaq: ARGX), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a deep pipeline of differentiated antibody-based therapies for the treatment of severe autoimmune diseases and cancer, today announced that it will host an R&D Day for analysts and investors on May 22, 2019 at 8 a.m. ET in New York City.

argenx management will showcase two new product candidates, ARGX-117 and ARGX-118, and provide updates on the cusatuzumab (ARGX-110) development plan and argenx’s preparation for the potential commercialization of efgartigimod (ARGX-113). Additionally, the event will feature presentations from several key opinion leaders: 

  • Erik Hack, M.D. Ph.D., Professor of Immunology at UMC Utrecht

  • Bart Lambrecht, M.D., Ph.D., Director, VIB Center for Inflammation Research at Ghent University

  • W. Ludo van der Pol, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neurology at UMC Utrecht

  • Rafael Villicana, M.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Director of Kidney Transplantaion at Loma Linda University Medical Center

A live webcast of the event will be available on the Company’s website at A replay of the event will be available for 90 days following the presentation.

About argenx

argenx is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing a deep pipeline of differentiated antibody-based therapies for the treatment of severe auto-immune diseases and cancer. The company is focused on developing product candidates with the potential to be either first-in-class against novel targets or best-in-class against known, but complex, targets in order to treat diseases with a significant unmet medical need. argenx’s ability to execute on this focus is enabled by its suite of differentiated technologies. The SIMPLE AntibodyTM Platform, based on the powerful llama immune system, allows argenx to exploit novel and complex targets, and its three complementary Fc engineering technologies are designed to expand the therapeutic index of its product candidates.

For further information, please contact:

Joke Comijn, Director Corporate Communications & Investor Relations (EU)

+32 (0)477 77 29 44

+32 (0)9 310 34 19


Beth DelGiacco, VP Investor Relations (US)

+1 518 424 4980


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