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Equillium to Host Analyst & Investor Day

Equillium, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQ), a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing novel therapeutics to treat severe autoimmune and inflammatory disorders, today announced that it will host a virtual analyst and investor day on Monday, October 16, 2023 at 9 a.m. PT / 12:00 p.m. ET.

During the event, management will provide a brief review of Equillium’s pipeline and a detailed review of the company’s Multi-Cytokine Platform and clinical-stage Multi-Cytokine Inhibitors, with a focus on its lead asset, EQ101, currently in a Phase 2 clinical trial for moderate to severe alopecia areata.

Speaking on the topic of alopecia areata and current treatment paradigms will be Arash Mostaghimi, MD, MPA, MPH, an assistant professor of dermatology at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Dermatology Inpatient Service and co-director of the complex medical dermatology fellowship at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. As a board-certified internist and dermatologist, Dr. Mostaghimi specializes in the dermatologic care of patients with complex dermatology disorders. In addition to his clinical research, he is an advisor to several companies using novel technologies or innovative models of care delivery.

Virtual Analyst & Investor Day Access

Analysts and investors can access the virtual event through the webcast available on the company’s Investor Relations Events Page or by dialing (877)-853-5247, using the meeting ID# 92612791150 and passcode 197828. Questions from analysts and institutional investors can be asked through either dialing or via webcast.

A replay of the presentation slides will be available on the company's website after the event.

About Equillium

Equillium is a clinical-stage biotechnology company leveraging a deep understanding of immunobiology to develop novel therapeutics to treat severe autoimmune and inflammatory disorders with high unmet medical need. The company’s pipeline consists of the following novel first-in-class immunomodulatory assets targeting immuno-inflammatory pathways. EQ101: a tri-specific cytokine inhibitor that selectively targets IL-2, IL-9, and IL-15; currently under evaluation in a Phase 2 proof-of-concept clinical study of patients with alopecia areata. EQ102: a bi-specific cytokine inhibitor that selectively targets IL-15 and IL-21; currently under evaluation in a Phase 1 first-in-human clinical study to include healthy volunteers and celiac disease patients. Itolizumab: a monoclonal antibody that targets the CD6-ALCAM signaling pathway which plays a central role in the modulation of effector T cells; currently under evaluation in a Phase 3 clinical study of patients with acute graft-versus-host disease (aGVHD) and a Phase 1b clinical study of patients with lupus/lupus nephritis. Equillium acquired rights to itolizumab through an exclusive partnership with Biocon Limited and has entered a strategic partnership with Ono Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. for the development and commercialization of itolizumab under an option and asset purchase agreement.

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Investor Contact

Michael Moore

Vice President, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications


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