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Axcella to Present Update at the 37th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference

January 3, 2019

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., January 3, 2019 – Axcella Health, (the “Company,” “Axcella,” or “we”), a biotechnology company pioneering a new approach to address metabolic dysregulation and health, today announced that Bill Hinshaw, President and CEO, will present a corporate update at the 37th Annual JP Morgan Healthcare Conference, taking place January 7-10, 2019, at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA. The Company will present updates on three completed Non-IND, IRB-approved clinical studies of AXA candidates from its liver and muscle programs, including data from subjects with Hepatic insufficiency, or Type 2 Diabetes and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (“NAFLD”), and an update on the Company’s platform for AXA candidates designed to impact multifactorial biology.

Additional details of the presentation are as follows:

Presenter: Bill Hinshaw, President and CEO

Location: Elizabethan D

Date/Time: Tuesday, January 8, 2019, 11:00 AM PT - 11:25 AM PT

About Non-IND Clinical Studies

Axcella conducts Non-IND, IRB-approved clinical studies under food regulations to evaluate the safety and tolerability of its AXA candidates in human subjects, or effects on the normal structure or function of the body. Any potential studies intended to directly support drug development will be conducted under an Investigational New Drug application, or IND.

About Endogenous Metabolic Modulators

Endogenous metabolic modulators (EMMs) which include amino acids, regulate fundamental pathways in health and disease. We believe that compositions leveraging EMMs hold significant promise, including their potential ability to simultaneously impact multiple biological pathways and history of safe use.

About Axcella™ Health

Axcella is designing and developing novel endogenous metabolic modulator compositions to safely reprogram metabolic dysregulation. We are transforming the discovery and development of traditional drug and consumer health candidates from concept to clinical stages, by leveraging our deep understanding of human biology. Our novel approach rapidly gains unprecedented information in a capital efficient manner. Our platform has already produced a rich pipeline of product candidates in programs targeting liver, muscle, and CNS. Axcella Health was founded by Flagship Pioneering. www.axcellahealth.com

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Media Contact
Stefanie Tuck
MacDougall Biomedical Communications
stuck@macbiocom.com
781-235-3060

Company Contact
Alison Williams
awilliams@axcellahealth.com
857-320-2200