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GHENT, Belgium, 18 August 2009 – Ablynx [Euronext Brussels: ABLX] today announced the positive results from its double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled, single and multiple dose Phase I study with ALX-0681, a subcutaneous formulation of its novel anti-thrombotic Nanobody® that selectively targets von Willebrand factor (vWF). The positive Phase I data support the progression of ALX-0681 towards Phase II testing in patients with thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP), expected to commence in Q2 2010. The anti-vWF Nanobody® received orphan drug designation by the EMEA and the FDA for the treatment of TTP in May this year.

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