Assembly Biosciences to Host Webcast on August 31, 2022, Introducing Two New Research Programs Targeting Recurrent HSV-2 Infection and Transplant-Associated Herpesvirus Diseases

– Renowned virologist, Nobel laureate and Assembly Bio board member, Sir Michael Houghton, PhD, will join company leadership for the discussion –

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., Aug. 24, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Assembly Biosciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: ASMB), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative, investigational therapeutics targeting hepatitis B virus and other viral diseases, plans to host a research webcast on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, from 1:30-2:30 pm PT/4:30-5:30 pm ET. The event will highlight two new small molecule research programs that expand the company’s portfolio beyond core inhibitors and hepatitis B/delta viruses. The first program targets a differentiated antiviral approach against herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) for patients with recurrent genital herpes. The second is advancing a pan-herpes antiviral for serious transplant-associated viral infections.

The event will feature presentation, discussion and Q&A with the following speakers:

  • John McHutchison, AO, MD, Chief Executive Officer at Assembly Bio
    • Applying unparalleled expertise in virologic drug development to expand Assembly Bio’s portfolio into new viral diseases
  • William Delaney, PhD, Chief Scientific Officer at Assembly Bio
    • Assembly Bio’s differentiated antiviral approach for HSV-2 and an early look at the program for transplant-associated herpesvirus infections
  • Sir Michael Houghton, PhD, Assembly Bio board member; Director of the Li Ka Shing Applied Virology Institute, Li Ka Shing Professor in the Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, and Canada Excellence Chair in Virology at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta; jointly awarded 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of the hepatitis C virus

The live webcast will be available on the Events & Presentations page in the Investors section of Assembly Bio’s website and a replay will be accessible following the event. An accompanying slide presentation will also be available. To register for the live webcast and replay, please visit:

About Assembly Biosciences
Assembly Bio is a clinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the development of novel therapeutics for serious viral diseases. Assembly Bio is advancing a leading portfolio of more potent, next-generation core inhibitor drug candidates that aim to break the complex viral replication cycle of hepatitis B virus (HBV) to achieve finite and potentially curative therapies for the 296 million people living with HBV worldwide. The company’s research pipeline includes differentiated antiviral approaches against HBV/hepatitis delta virus and herpesviruses. For more information, visit

Forward-Looking Statements
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