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June 4, 2021 at 4:01 PM EDT

Coherus and Junshi Biosciences to Host Virtual Investor Event to Discuss Toripalimab and ASCO 2021 Highlights

– Virtual investor event to take place on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 6 p.m. ET –

SHANGHAI, China, and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 04, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Shanghai Junshi Biosciences Co., Ltd (“Junshi Biosciences”, HKEX: 1877; SSE: 688180) and Coherus BioSciences, Inc. (“Coherus”, Nasdaq: CHRS) today announced that the companies will host a virtual investor event on Monday, June 7, 2021 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time to discuss toripalimab clinical data from the 2021 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting.

Key highlights will include a discussion of toripalimab discovery and early development, a review of data presented at ASCO, including the results of the JUPITER-02 clinical trial evaluating toripalimab for first-line treatment of recurrent or metastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma, and an overview of the broad toripalimab clinical development program and strategy for marketing authorization. Event participants will include the following:

  • Dr. RuiHua Xu, President and Professor at Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center
  • Dr. Sheng Yao, Senior Vice President of Junshi Biosciences
  • Dr. Patricia Keegan, Chief Medical Officer of Junshi Biosciences
  • Denny Lanfear, Chief Executive Officer of Coherus

Conference Call Information
When: Monday, June 7, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time
(844) 452-6826 (Toll-Free U.S. and Canada)
(765) 507-2587 (International)
4006828609 (China)  
8008700169 (China, Domestic)            

Conference ID: 3757914

Please dial-in/login 15 minutes early to ensure a timely connection to the call. An archived edition of the event will be available later that day.

A slide presentation will be posted prior to the event to the Investors section of the Coherus website.

About Junshi Biosciences
Founded in December 2012, Junshi Biosciences (HK: 1877; SH: 688180) is an innovation-driven biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapeutics. The company has established a diversified R&D pipeline comprising 28 innovative drug candidates and 2 biosimilars, with five therapeutic focus areas covering cancer, autoimmune, metabolic, neurological, and infectious diseases. Junshi Biosciences was the first Chinese pharmaceutical company that obtained marketing approval for anti-PD-1 monoclonal antibody in China. Its first-in-human anti-BTLA antibody for solid tumors was the first in the world to be approved for clinical trials by the FDA and NMPA and its anti-PCSK9 monoclonal antibody was the first in China to be approved for clinical trials by the NMPA. In early 2020, Junshi Biosciences joined forces with the Institute of Microbiology Chinese Academy of Science and Eli Lilly to co-develop JS016 (etesevimab), China’s first neutralizing fully human monoclonal antibody against SARS-CoV-2. JS016 administered with bamlanivimab has received Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) by US FDA in Feb 2021 for the treatment of recently diagnosed, mild to moderate COVID-19 in patients who are at high risk of progressing to severe COVID-19 and/or hospitalization. The JS016 program is a part of our continuous innovation for disease control and prevention of the global pandemic. Junshi Biosciences has over 2,000 employees in the United States (San Francisco and Maryland) and China (Shanghai, Suzhou, Beijing and Guangzhou). For more information, please visit:

About Coherus BioSciences

Coherus is a commercial stage biopharmaceutical company with the mission to increase access to cost-effective medicines that can have a major impact on patients’ lives and to deliver significant savings to the health care system.

Coherus’ strategy is to build a leading immuno-oncology franchise funded with cash generated by its commercial biosimilar business. Coherus markets UDENYCA® (pegfilgrastim-cbqv) in the United States and through 2023 expects to launch toripalimab, an anti-PD-1 antibody, as well as biosimilars of Lucentis®, Humira®, and Avastin®, if approved.

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UDENYCA® is a trademark of Coherus BioSciences, Inc.
Avastin® and Lucentis® are registered trademarks of Genentech, Inc.
Humira® is a registered trademark of AbbVie Inc.

Forward-Looking Statements

Except for the historical information contained herein, the matters set forth in this press release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the “safe harbor” provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including, but not limited to, Coherus’ ability to commercialize toripalimab, or any other drug candidates developed as part of its collaboration with Junshi Biosciences in the licensed territory; Coherus’ plans to invest the cash generated by its biosimilar commercial business to build a focused immuno-oncology franchise; Coherus’ ability to prepare for projected launches through 2023 of biosimilars of Humira®, Avastin® and Lucentis®, if approved.

Such forward-looking statements involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause Coherus’ actual results, performance or achievements to differ significantly from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the risks and uncertainties inherent in the clinical drug development process; the risks and uncertainties of the regulatory approval process, including the timing of Coherus’ regulatory filings; the risk that Coherus is unable to complete commercial transactions and other matters that could affect the availability or commercial potential of Coherus’ drug candidates; and the risks and uncertainties of possible patent litigation. All forward-looking statements contained in this press release speak only as of the date on which they were made. Coherus undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to Coherus’ business in general, see Coherus’ Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2020, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 25, 2021, its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the three and nine months ended March 31, 2021, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on May 6, 2021 and its future periodic reports to be filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Coherus Contact Information:
IR Contact:
McDavid StilwellCoherus BioSciences,
+1 (650) 395-0152

Media Contact:
Sheryl Seapy
Real Chemistry
(949) 903-4750

Junshi Biosciences Contact Information

IR Team:
Junshi Biosciences
+ 86 021-2250 0300

Solebury Trout
+ 1 646-389-6658

PR Team:
Junshi Biosciences
+ 86 021-6105 8800 

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