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NantKwest Announces Presentations at Upcoming Investment Conference Meetings

CULVER CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 2, 2015-- NantKwest Inc. (Nasdaq:NK) today announced that the company will be presenting at the following upcoming investment conferences in November and December: Citi 2015 Global Healthcare Conference, Jefferies 2015 Global Healthcare Conference and the Piper Jaffray 27th Annual Healthcare Conference.

2015 Citi Global Healthcare 1x1 Conference

November 4-5, 2015, New York City, NY

NantKwest will be hosting one-on-one meetings to present a corporate update at the 2015 Global Healthcare Conference in New York on November 4-5, 2015 at The New York Palace.

Jefferies 2015 Global Healthcare Conference in London

November 18-19, 2015, London, UK

NantKwest will be hosting one-on-one meetings and presenting at the Jefferies 2015 Global Healthcare Conference in London, which will be held on 18-19 November 2015 at the May Fair Hotel.

Piper Jaffray 27th Annual Healthcare Conference

December 1-2, 2015, New York City, NY

NantKwest will be hosting one-on-one meetings and presenting at the 27th Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference in New York on December 1-2, 2015.

About NantKwest Inc.

NantKwest (Nasdaq:NK) is a pioneering, next generation, clinical-stage immunotherapy company focused on harnessing the unique power of our immune system using natural killer (NK) cells to treat cancer, infectious diseases and inflammatory diseases. NK cells are the body’s first line of defense due to the innate ability of NK cells to rapidly identify and destroy cells under stress, such as cancer or virally-infected cells.

NantKwest’s unique NK cell-based platform, with the capacity to grow active killer cells as a biological cancer therapy, has been designed to induce cell death against cancer or infected cells by three different modes of action: (1) Direct killing using activated NK cells (aNK) that release toxic granules directly into the cell through cell to cell contact, (2) Antibody-mediated killing using haNKs, which are NK cells engineered to incorporate a high affinity receptor that binds to an administered antibody, enhancing the cancer cell killing effect of that antibody, and (3) Targeted activated killing using taNKs, which are NK cells engineered to incorporate chimeric antigen receptors (CARs) to target tumor-specific antigens found on the surface of cancer cells.

Our aNK, haNK and taNK platform addresses certain limitations of T cell therapies including the reduction of risk of serious "cytokine storms" reported after T cell therapy. As an “off-the-shelf” therapy, NantKwest's NK cells do not rely on a patient’s own often compromised immune system. In Phase 1 clinical trials in patients with late stage cancer, NantKwest's NK cells have been successfully administered as an outpatient infusion therapy without any reported severe side effects, even at doses of 10 billion cells. 

By leveraging an integrated and extensive genomics and transcriptomics discovery and development engine, together with a pipeline of multiple, clinical-stage, immuno-oncology programs that include a Phase 2 trial for a rare form of melanoma and the planned initiation of a clinical trial of NK cells targeted to breast cancer, we believe NantKwest is uniquely positioned to be the premier immunotherapy company and transform medicine by delivering living drugs in a bag and bringing novel NK cell-based therapies to routine clinical care.  For more information please visit http://www.nantkwest.com and follow Dr. Soon-Shiong on Twitter@solvehealthcare.

Source: NantKwest Inc.

NantKwest Inc.
Jen Hodson, 562-397-3639
jhodson@nantworks.com