NEW YORK, Sept. 04, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Mustang Bio, Inc. (“Mustang”) (NASDAQ: MBIO), a Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ: FBIO) Company focused on the development of novel immunotherapies based on proprietary chimeric antigen receptor engineered T cell (CAR T) technology and gene therapies for rare diseases, today announced oral and poster presentations related to its CAR T therapies at the 4th Annual CAR-TCR Summit 2018, to be held September 4-7, 2018, at the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center in Boston.

Details on the oral presentations are as follows:

Title: Confronting Analytical Challenges of Chimeric Antigen Receptor T CellPresenter: Junxia Wang, M.D., Ph.D., Director of Analytical Development, Mustang BioTrack: ManufacturingDate and Time: Tuesday, September 4, 2018, 3 p.m. EDT

Title: CAR T Cell Therapy for Glioblastoma: Progress, Promises and Challenges Presenter: Behnam Badie, M.D., Professor and Chief, Division of Neurosurgery & Director, Brain Tumor Program,City of Hope Medical Center Track: Focus Day: Overcoming CAR T Toxicity in Solid Tumors Date and Time: Friday, September 7, 2018, 12 p.m. EDT

Title: CAR T cells and Combination Therapies: The Next Chapter of the Immuno-Oncology Revolution Panelist: Ekta Patel, Ph.D., Associate Director of Translational Sciences, Mustang Bio Track: Focus Day: Alternative CAR Strategies Date and Time: Friday, September 7, 2018, 1 p.m. EDT

Details on the poster presentation are as follows:

Title: Considerations for the Industrialization of a Phase 1 Academic CD20 CAR-T Manufacturing Process Presenter: Suchit Sahai, Ph.D., Staff Scientist, Process Development, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research CenterTrack: Scientific Poster Session Date and Time: Thursday, September 6, 2018, 8 a.m. EDT

Dr. Sadik Kassim, Chief Scientific Officer of Mustang Bio, will also present a plenary talk titled “From Academia to Industry: Lessons Learned in the Development of CAR-T Therapies” during the opening ceremony on Wednesday, September 5, 2018, at 8:45 a.m. EDT.

For additional information on the 4th Annual CAR-TCR Summit 2018, please visit: http://car-tcr-summit.com/.

About Mustang BioMustang Bio, Inc. (“Mustang”), a Fortress Biotech Company, is a clinical‐stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of a broad range of proprietary chimeric antigen receptor engineered T cell (CAR T) immunotherapies and gene therapies in areas of unmet need. Mustang aims to acquire rights to these technologies by licensing or otherwise acquiring an ownership interest, to fund research and development, and to outlicense or bring the technologies to market. Mustang has partnered with top medical institutions to advance the development of CAR T and CRISPR/Cas9-enhanced CAR T therapies across multiple cancers, as well as a lentiviral gene therapy for XSCID. Mustang is registered under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and files periodic reports with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, visit www.mustangbio.com.

About Fortress BiotechFortress Biotech, Inc. (“Fortress”) is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to acquiring, developing and commercializing novel pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. Fortress develops and commercializes products both within Fortress and through certain of its subsidiary companies, also known as Fortress Companies. In addition to its internal development programs, Fortress leverages its biopharmaceutical business expertise and drug development capabilities and provides funding and management services to help the Fortress Companies achieve their goals. Fortress and the Fortress Companies may seek licensing arrangements, acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures and/or public and private financings to accelerate and provide additional funding to support their research and development programs. For more information, visit www.fortressbiotech.com.

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