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Proteon Therapeutics to Host Research and Development Day on November 20, 2015
Presentations to be Given by Clinical Experts and Proteon Management

WALTHAM, Mass., Nov. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Proteon Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq:PRTO), a company developing novel, first-in-class therapeutics to address the medical needs of patients with kidney and vascular diseases, today announced that it will host a Research and Development (R&D) Day for investors and analysts on Friday, November 20, 2015 in New York City. The program includes presentations by key opinion leaders in the area of hemodialysis vascular access. Additionally, members of the Senior Management Team of Proteon Therapeutics will provide an in-depth review of hemodialysis vascular access, Proteon's Phase 3 clinical development program for vonapanitase, and additional potential clinical programs. Proteon recently completed enrollment in PATENCY-1, the first of two Phase 3 clinical studies of investigational vonapanitase in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing surgical creation of a radiocephalic arteriovenous fistula (AVF) for hemodialysis.

Guest speakers:

  • Laura Dember, M.D., Professor of Medicine; Renal, Electrolyte and Hypertension Division, University of Pennsylvania
     
  • Haimanot (Monnie) Wasse, M.D., M.P.H., Director, Interventional Nephrology, and Associate Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University
     
  • C. Keith Ozaki, M.D., John A. Mannick Professor of Surgery, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School

The Proteon R&D Day is open to members of the institutional investment community. To RSVP or for more information, please contact George Eldridge.

A live audio webcast of the presentations will be available under "Events & Presentations" in the "Investors & Media" section of Proteon's website beginning at approximately 8:15 a.m. Eastern Time. To ensure a timely connection, users should register at least 15 minutes prior to the scheduled start. The webcast will be archived for replay following the event for 9 months.

About Proteon Therapeutics

Proteon Therapeutics is committed to improving the health of patients with kidney and vascular diseases through the development of novel, first-in-class therapeutics. Proteon's lead product candidate, vonapanitase (formerly PRT-201), is an investigational drug intended to improve arteriovenous fistula (AVF) patency, the period of time during which an AVF remains open with adequate blood flow to enable hemodialysis. Proteon is currently evaluating vonapanitase in two Phase 3 clinical trials in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) undergoing surgical creation of a radiocephalic AVF for hemodialysis and has completed a Phase 1 clinical trial in patients with symptomatic peripheral artery disease (PAD). For more information, please visit www.proteontherapeutics.com.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that are, or may be deemed to be, "forward-looking statements." In some cases these forward-looking statements can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology, including the terms "believes," "estimates," "anticipates," "expects," "plans," "intends," "may," "could," "might," "will," "should," "approximately," "potential," or, in each case, their negatives or other variations thereon or comparable terminology, although not all forward-looking statements contain these words. These statements, including those regarding when data from the PATENCY-1 Phase 3 clinical study will be available, the potential surgical and endovascular applications for vonapanitase, the potential treatment of renal and vascular diseases with vonapanitase, the effect of vonapanitase in patients with CKD, whether vonapanitase improves AVF patency and those relating to future events or our future financial performance or condition, involve substantial known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. These risks, uncertainties and other factors, including whether our cash resources will be sufficient to fund our operating expenses and capital expenditure requirements for the period anticipated; whether data from early clinical trials will be indicative of the data that will be obtained from future clinical trials; whether vonapanitase will advance through the clinical trial process on the anticipated timeline and warrant submission for regulatory approval; whether such a submission would receive approval from the Food and Drug Administration or equivalent foreign regulatory agencies on a timely basis or at all; and whether we can successfully commercialize and market our product candidates, are described more fully in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended June 30, 2015, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 13, 2015 and our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2014, as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 20, 2015, and our Current Reports on Form 8-K, as filed with the SEC, particularly in the sections titled "Risk Factors" and "Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations." In light of the significant uncertainties in our forward-looking statements, you should not place undue reliance on these statements or regard these statements as a representation or warranty by us or any other person that we will achieve our objectives and plans in any specified time frame, or at all. The forward-looking statements contained in this press release represent our estimates and assumptions only as of the date of this press release and, except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise after the date of this press release.

Investor Relations Contact
George Eldridge, Proteon Therapeutics, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
781-890-0102
geldridge@proteontherapeutics.com

Media Contact
Chris Erdman, MacDougall Biomedical Communications
781-235-3060
proteon@macbiocom.com

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