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Ariad to Present at the 17th Annual NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ariad to Present at the 17th Annual NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference07:35 EDT Friday, October 15, 2010 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (Business Wire) -- ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: ARIA) today announced that it is scheduled to present at the 17th Annual NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry conference which is presented by BioCentury and Thomson Reuters and is being held at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City, New York. Harvey J. Berger, M.D., chairman and chief executive officer at ARIAD, will provide an overview of the Company and its progress in key programs on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 2:30 p.m. (ET). The ARIAD presentation will be webcast live and can be accessed by visiting the investor relations section of the Company's website at http://investor.ariad.com. A replay of the presentation will be available on the ARIAD website approximately 24 hours after the presentation and will be archived for three weeks. About ARIAD ARIAD's vision is to transform the lives of cancer patients with breakthrough medicines. The Company's mission is to discover, develop and commercialize small-molecule drugs to treat cancer in patients with the greatest and most urgent unmet medical need – aggressive cancers where current therapies are inadequate. ARIAD's lead product candidate, ridaforolimus, is an investigational mTOR inhibitor being developed by Merck Sharpe & Dohme Corp. and is in Phase 3 clinical development in patients with advanced sarcomas. ARIAD's second internally discovered product candidate, ponatinib, is an investigational pan-BCR-ABL inhibitor in pivotal Phase 2 clinical development in patients with chronic myeloid leukemia and Ph+ acute lymphoblastic leukemia. For additional information about the Company, please visit http://www.ariad.com.