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Acucela to Participate in Biotech Showcase™ 2020

December 23, 2019 GMT

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec 23, 2019--

Acucela Inc. (“Acucela”), a clinical-stage ophthalmology company and wholly-owned subsidiary of Kubota Pharmaceutical Holdings Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 4596), announced today its participation in Biotech Showcase™ 2020, being held in San Francisco, CA, from January 13-15, 2020, in parallel with the 38th annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference.

The event will be attended by Jim Niebanck, Chief Commercialization Officer, and Michael Kuran, Business Development and Licensing Advisor, who will introduce Acucela’s game-changing therapeutic and MedTech assets to prospective partners and investors, including the following:

Registered Biotech Showcase™ 2020 attendees may request one-on-one meetings with Acucela through the online partneringONE® system or via direct contact to the principals below.

About Biotech Showcase™

Biotech Showcase™ is an investor and networking conference devoted to providing private and public biotechnology and life sciences companies with an opportunity to present to, and meet with, investors and pharmaceutical executives in one place. Investors and biopharmaceutical executives from around the world gather in San Francisco during this important week which sets the tone for the coming year. Now in its twelfth year, this rapidly growing conference features multiple tracks of presenting companies, plenary sessions, workshops, networking, and an opportunity to schedule one-to-one meetings. Biotech Showcase™ is produced by Demy-Colton and EBD Group. Both organizations have a long history of producing high quality programs that support the biotechnology and broader life sciences industry. For additional information on Biotech Showcase™ 2020, please visit: https://ebdgroup.knect365.com/biotech-showcase/.

About Acucela Inc.

Acucela Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kubota Pharmaceutical Holdings Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 4596) committed to translating innovation into a diverse portfolio of drugs and devices to preserve and restore vision for millions of people worldwide. Acucela’s development pipeline include drug candidates for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, Stargardt disease, and optogenetics-based gene therapy for the treatment of retinitis pigmentosa. The company is also developing a handheld OCT device for the monitoring of neovascular retinal diseases, to be used directly by patients. https://www.acucela.com; https://www.kubotaholdings.co.jp/en/

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CONTACT: Media and Investor Relations Contact:

Hiroki Maekawa

Chief Financial Officer

Tel: +81-3-6550-8928

Email:hmaekawa@acucela.comBusiness Development & Licensing Contacts:

Jim Niebanck

Chief Commercialization Officer

Tel: +1-206-805-8300

Email:jniebanck@acucela.comMichael Kuran

Business Development and Licensing Advisor

Tel: +1-206-805-8300

Email:mkuran@acucela.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA WASHINGTON

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: MEDICAL DEVICES DIABETES GENETICS BIOTECHNOLOGY OTHER HEALTH HEALTH PHARMACEUTICAL GENERAL HEALTH OPTICAL

SOURCE: Acucela Inc.

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