Aeterna Zentaris: Presentations on Zoptarelin Doxorubicin and Disorazol Z Conjugates at Upcoming International Symposium on GnRH

QUÉBEC CITY, Feb. 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Aeterna Zentaris Inc. (NASDAQ: AEZS) (TSX: AEZ) (the "Company") today announced that presentations on two of its oncology compounds, zoptarelin doxorubicin (AEZS-108) and disorazol Z, will be made during the 11th International Symposium on GnRH, in Salzburg, Austria, February 9 -11, 2014.

The session will be held on Tuesday, February 11, 2014, in Hall A of the Wyndham Hotel in Salzburg.
Presentations are scheduled as follows:

10:30 am "Zoptarelin Doxorubicin (AEZS-108) New Drug Targeting Concept: Overview of Clinical Results"
  Speaker: Dr. Günter Emons, Chairman, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany
   
11:00 am "Zoptarelin Doxorubicin (AEZS-108) New Drug Targeting Concept: GnRH Receptor Targeting in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer"
  Speaker: Dr. Jörg B. Engel, Medical University of Regensburg, Department of Gynaecology and Obstetrics, Germany
   
11:15 am "New and Highly Potent Disorazol Z GnRH Conjugates: Concept and Mode of Action"
  Speaker: Dr. Babette Aicher, Director, Preclinical Development, Aeterna Zentaris
   
11:45 am "New and Highly Potent Disorazol Z GnRH Conjugates: Preclinical Results in Endometrial Cancers"
  Speaker: Dr. Carsten Gruendker, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Georg-August University Göttingen, Germany

About Aeterna Zentaris Inc.

Aeterna Zentaris is a specialty biopharmaceutical company engaged in developing novel treatments in oncology and endocrinology. The Company's pipeline encompasses compounds from drug discovery to regulatory approval. For more information, visit www.aezsinc.com.

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