Idera to Present at the 15th Annual BIO CEO and Investor Conference

  Idera to Present at the 15th Annual BIO CEO and Investor Conference

BIO CEO & Investor Conference 2013

Business Wire

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- February 5, 2013

Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: IDRA), a biotechnology company developing
Toll-like receptor targeted product candidates for the treatment of autoimmune
diseases and as vaccine adjuvants, today announced that its management will be
presenting at the 15th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference. Hosted by the
Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), the 15th Annual BIO CEO & Investor
Conference will take place February 11-12 at the Waldorf=Astoria in New York
City. The presentation will take place on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 3:00
p.m. ET.

A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available in the Investor
section of Idera's website: www.iderapharma.com. An archived version will also
be available on the Company's website after the event for a limited time.

About Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Idera Pharmaceuticals applies its proprietary Toll-like receptor (TLR) drug
discovery platform to create immunomodulatory drug candidates and has a
clinical development program in autoimmune diseases. Additionally, Idera has a
collaboration with Merck & Co. for the use of TLR-targeted candidates as
vaccine adjuvants for cancer, infectious diseases and Alzheimer’s disease. The
Company is also exploring its gene-silencing oligonucleotide (GSO) technology
for the purpose of inhibiting the expression of disease-promoting genes. For
more information, visit http://www.iderapharma.com.

Idera Forward Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements concerning Idera
Pharmaceuticals, Inc. that involve a number of risks and uncertainties. For
this purpose, any statements contained herein that are not statements of
historical fact may be deemed to be forward-looking statements. Without
limiting the foregoing, the words "believes," "anticipates," "plans,"
"expects," "estimates," "intends," "should," "could," "will," "may," and
similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. There
are a number of important factors that could cause Idera's actual results to
differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements,
including whether Idera’s cash resources will be sufficient to fund the
Company’s continuing operations and the further development of the Company’s
autoimmune disease program; whether results obtained in preclinical studies
and early clinical trials will be indicative of results obtained in future
clinical trials; whether products based on Idera's technology will advance
into or through the clinical trial process on a timely basis or at all and
receive approval from the United States Food and Drug Administration or
equivalent foreign regulatory agencies; whether, if the Company's products
receive approval, they will be successfully distributed and marketed; whether
the Company will be able to license any of its TLR target candidates on a
timely basis or at all; whether the Company's collaboration with Merck & Co,
Inc., will be successful; whether the patents and patent applications owned or
licensed by the Company will protect the Company's technology and prevent
others from infringing it; and such other important factors as are set forth
under the caption "Risk Factors" in Idera's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for
the quarter ended September 30, 2012 which important factors are incorporated
herein by reference. Idera disclaims any intention or obligation to update any
forward-looking statements.

Contact:

Idera Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Lou Arcudi, 617-679-5517
larcudi@iderapharma.com
 
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