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Voyager Therapeutics Announces Multiple Data Presentations at the Congress of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy

(October 06, 2017)

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 06, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Voyager Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VYGR), a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing treatments for severe neurological diseases announced today multiple data presentations at the Congress of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT) taking place October 17-20, 2017, in Berlin, Germany.  The data include an oral presentation related to recent results from the ongoing Phase 1b trial of VY-AADC01 in advanced Parkinson’s disease, as well as six poster presentations related to Voyager’s novel adeno-associated virus (AAV) capsid optimization efforts, gene therapy manufacturing, and preclinical pipeline programs.

“Intraputaminal AADC gene therapy for advanced Parkinson's disease: Interim Results of a Phase 1b Trial.” An oral presentation is scheduled for October 18, 2017, 2:40 pm CET.

“Translation of Intravenous Delivery of AAV Gene Therapy for the Treatment of CNS Diseases.” Poster P209.

“Rescue of Central and Peripheral Neurological Phenotype in a Novel Mouse Model of Friedreich's Ataxia by Intravenous Delivery of AAV Frataxin.” Poster P107.

“Enabling Large-Scale Manufacturing of rAAV Vectors with the Baculovirus/Sf9 Production System.” Poster P324.

“Translation of Intrathecal Delivery of an AAV Gene Therapy Targeting SOD1 for the Treatment of ALS.” Poster P207.

“AAV Gene Delivery of an Anti-Tau Antibody using a Novel Blood Brain Barrier Penetrant Capsid in Wild Type and P301S Tauopathy Mice.” Poster P229.

“Selection of an AAV Gene Therapy Targeting Huntingtin for the Treatment of Huntington's Disease.” Poster P212.

About Voyager Therapeutics

Voyager Therapeutics is a clinical-stage gene therapy company focused on developing life-changing treatments for severe neurological diseases. Voyager is committed to advancing the field of adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy through innovation and investment in vector engineering and optimization, manufacturing and dosing and delivery techniques. Voyager’s pipeline focuses on severe neurological diseases in need of effective new therapies, including advanced Parkinson’s disease, a monogenic form of ALS, Huntington’s disease, Friedreich’s ataxia, frontotemporal dementia, Alzheimer’s disease and severe, chronic pain.  Voyager has broad strategic collaborations with Sanofi Genzyme, the specialty care global business unit of Sanofi, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Founded by scientific and clinical leaders in the fields of AAV gene therapy, expressed RNA interference and neuroscience, Voyager Therapeutics is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements for the purposes of the safe harbor provisions under The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other federal securities laws. The use of words such as “may,” “might,” “will,” “should,” “expect,” “plan,” “anticipate,” “believe,” “estimate,” “undoubtedly,” “project,” “intend,” “future,” “potential,” or “continue,” and other similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. For example, all statements Voyager makes regarding the initiation, timing, progress and reporting of results of its preclinical programs and clinical trials and its research and development programs; its ability to advance its AAV-based gene therapies into, and successfully initiate, enroll, and complete, clinical trials; the potential clinical utility of its product candidates; its ability to continue to develop its product engine; its ability to add new programs to its pipeline; its ability to enter into new partnerships or collaborations; its expected cash, cash equivalents and marketable debt securities at the end of a fiscal year and anticipation for how long expected cash, cash equivalents and marketable debt securities will last; and the timing or likelihood of its regulatory filings and approvals are forward looking. All forward-looking statements are based on estimates and assumptions by Voyager’s management that, although Voyager believes to be reasonable, are inherently uncertain. All forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those that Voyager expected.  Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, those related to the initiation and conduct of preclinical studies and clinical trials, the availability of data from clinical trials and the expectations for regulatory submissions and approvals; the continued development of the product engine; Voyager’s scientific approach and general development progress; the availability or commercial potential of Voyager’s product candidates; the sufficiency of cash resources; and need for additional financing. These statements are also subject to a number of material risks and uncertainties that are described in Voyager’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, as updated by its subsequent filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which it was made. Voyager undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

CONTACT: Investor Relations:    Matt OsborneVice President of Investor Relations & Corporate [email protected]  Media:            Katie EnglemanPure Communications, [email protected]

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