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Bellicum Announces Clinical Presentations at the 22nd Congress of the European Hematology Association

Overall-cohort abstract on BPX-501 selected for presentation at Presidential Symposium

Oral and poster presentations highlight BPX-501 data in leukemias and hemoglobinopathies

HOUSTON, May 18, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Bellicum Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:BLCM), a leader in developing novel, controllable cellular immunotherapies for cancers and orphan inherited blood disorders, today announced that three abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the 22nd Congress of the European Hematology Association (EHA) being held in Madrid, Spain on June 22-25, 2017.

Bellicum’s presentation of the overall cohort of children with malignant and non-malignant diseases treated with BPX-501 was selected as one of the Congress’ five best abstracts, and will be reviewed during the Presidential Symposium.

Additional oral and poster presentations selected include clinical data on BPX-501 for the treatment of pediatric leukemias, hemoglobinopathies and erythroid disorders. The abstracts are now available online at the EHA conference website.

EHA Presentation Details

Oral Presentation - Presidential Symposium
Title: BPX-501 Donor T-Cell Infusion (with Inducible Caspase 9 Suicide Gene) Facilitates HLA Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplant in Children with Both Hematological Malignancies and Non-Malignant Conditions
Session Title: Presidential Symposium
Date: Friday, June 23
Time: 3:45 – 4:00 PM CEST
Location: Hall A
Abstract Code: S146

Oral Presentation
Title: Impact of Post-Transplant Infusion of Donor T-Cells Genetically Modified with Inducible Caspase 9 Suicide Gene (BPX-501 Cells) on Children with Leukemia Given Alpha-Beta T-Cell Depleted Haplo-HSCT
Session Title: Stem cell transplantation – Clinical 1
Date: Saturday, June 24
Time: 5:00 – 5:15 PM CEST
Location: Room N103
Abstract Code: S495

Poster Presentation
Title: The Use of BPX-501 Donor T-Cell Infusion (with Inducible Caspase 9 Suicide Gene) Together with HLA-Haploidentical Stem Cell Transplant to Treat Children with Hemoglobinopathies and Erythroid Disorders
Session Title: Stem cell transplantation – Clinical 1
Date: Friday, June 23
Time: 5:15 – 6:45 PM CEST
Location: Poster Area (Hall 7)
Abstract Code: P381

About Bellicum Pharmaceuticals
Bellicum is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering and developing cellular immunotherapies for cancers and orphan inherited blood disorders. Bellicum is using its proprietary Chemical Induction of Dimerization (CID) technology platform to engineer and control components of the immune system. Bellicum is developing next-generation product candidates in some of the most important areas of cellular immunotherapy, including hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT), and CAR T and TCR cell therapies. More information can be found at www.bellicum.com.

Forward-Looking Statement
This press release contains forward-looking statements for purposes of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Bellicum may, in some cases, use terms such as "predicts," "believes," "potential," "proposed," "continue," “designed,” "estimates," "anticipates," "expects," "plans," "intends," "may," "could," "might," "will," "should" or other words that convey uncertainty of future events or outcomes to identify these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding our intentions, beliefs, projections, outlook, analyses or current expectations concerning, among other things: our research and development activities relating to our BPX-501, CID, CAR T and TCR programs; the effectiveness of BPX-501; its possible range of application and potential curative effects and safety in the treatment of diseases; and, the timing and success of our clinical trials. Various factors may cause differences between Bellicum’s expectations and actual results as discussed in greater detail under the heading “Risk Factors” in Bellicum’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including without limitation our annual report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016 and our report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2017. Any forward-looking statements that Bellicum makes in this press release speak only as of the date of this press release. Bellicum assumes no obligation to update our forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, after the date of this press release.

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