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Aptevo Therapeutics' Chief Scientific Officer, Jane Gross, PhD, to Present at Upcoming Cambridge Health Institute PEGS Virtual Conference

SEATTLE, WA / ACCESSWIRE / July 16, 2021 / Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. ("Aptevo") (NASDAQ:APVO), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel immuno-oncology therapeutics based on its proprietary ADAPTIR™ and ADAPTIR-FLEX™ platform technologies, today announced that Dr. Jane Gross, Senior Vice President of Research and Development and Chief Scientific Officer of Aptevo, will give a presentation and participate in a live interactive panel discussion at the Cambridge Health Institute PEGS Virtual Conference being hosted from Monday, July 19, 2021 - Thursday, July 22, 2021.

Dr. Gross' talk, entitled "Generating Immuno-Modulatory Bispecific Therapeutic Candidates for the Treatment of Hematologic and Solid Tumors," will occur on Monday, July 19, 2021 at 11:25 am Eastern time. This presentation will focus on those aspects that are unique to the Aptevo ADAPTIR and ADAPTIR-FLEX platforms and enable the generation of bispecific and multi-specific therapeutic candidates with anti-cancer potential.

The live, interactive panel session, to include Dr. Gross and entitled "Bispecifics vs CAR T Therapy for T Cell Engagement: Competing or Complementary?" will occur on Monday, July 19, 2021 at noon Eastern time. The panel discussion will focus on the benefits of bispecific antibodies vs. CAR T therapies and the potential role of either or both treatment modalities for the treatment of cancers.

"We are excited about Jane's participation in the upcoming PEGS conference because it provides an important platform from which we can share the accomplishments and potential of our ADAPTIR and ADAPTIR-FLEX technologies," said Marvin White, President and CEO of Aptevo. "There is a growing body of evidence that tells us the fight against cancer will require many kinds of therapies that are both cancer specific and patient specific. Robust discussion around these needs, and the relative benefits and challenges associated with them, is critical to our collective success."

About Aptevo Therapeutics 
Aptevo Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel immunotherapies for the treatment of cancer. The Company's lead clinical candidate, APVO436, and preclinical candidates, ALG.APV-527 and APVO603, were developed based on the Company's versatile and robust ADAPTIR™ modular protein platform technology. APVO442 was developed based on the new ADAPTIR-FLEX™ platform technology. The ADAPTIR and ADAPTIR-FLEX platforms are capable of generating highly differentiated bispecific and multi-specific antibodies with potentially unique mechanisms of action for the treatment of different types of cancer. Aptevo is seeking to leverage its deep expertise in oncology drug development to improve treatment outcomes and survival of cancer patients with a special emphasis on difficult to treat forms of cancer. For more information, please visit

Safe Harbor Statement 
This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. All statements, other than statements of historical fact, including, without limitation, Aptevo's expectations about the activity, efficacy and safety of its therapeutic candidates and potential use of any such candidates as therapeutics for treatment of disease, advancement of its clinical trials and its expectations regarding the effectiveness of its ADAPTIR and ADAPTIR-FLEX platforms, and any other statements containing the words "may," "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "hopes," "intends," "optimism," "potential," "designed," "engineered," "breakthrough," "innovative," "innovation," "promising," "plans," "forecasts," "estimates," "will" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These forward-looking statements are based on Aptevo's current intentions, beliefs and expectations regarding future events. Aptevo cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be accurate. Investors should realize that if underlying assumptions prove inaccurate or unknown risks or uncertainties materialize, actual results could differ materially from Aptevo's expectations. Investors are, therefore, cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking statement.

There are a number of important factors that could cause Aptevo's actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including a deterioration in Aptevo's business or prospects; adverse developments in clinical development, including unexpected safety issues observed during a clinical trial; adverse developments in the U.S. or global capital markets, credit markets or economies generally; and changes in regulatory, social and political conditions. For instance, actual results may differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements as a result of various important factors, including the uncertainties inherent in the initiation and enrollment of future clinical trials, availability and timing of data from ongoing clinical trials, expectations for the timing and steps required in the regulatory review process, expectations for regulatory approvals, the impact of competitive products, actions of activist stockholders, our ability to enter into agreements with strategic partners and other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of the Company's product candidates, business or economic disruptions due to catastrophes or other events, including natural disasters or public health crises such as the novel coronavirus (referred to as COVID-19). These risks are not exhaustive, Aptevo faces known and unknown risks. Additional risks and factors that may affect results are set forth in Aptevo's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2020 and its subsequent reports on Form 10-Q and current reports on Form 8-K. The foregoing sets forth many, but not all, of the factors that could cause actual results to differ from Aptevo's expectations in any forward-looking statement. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date of this press release, and, except as required by law, Aptevo does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statement to reflect new information, events or circumstances.

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