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Dermira Announces Poster Presentation on DRM01 in Acne at World Congress of Dermatology
Safety and Efficacy Results of Phase 2a Trial to be Displayed June 9-12, 2015

MENLO PARK, Calif., June 2, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dermira, Inc. (Nasdaq:DERM), a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative and differentiated products to dermatologists and their patients, today announced that clinical data from its DRM01 Phase 2a trial in acne will be presented at the 23rdWorld Congress of Dermatology, being held June 8-13, 2015, in Vancouver, Canada. The data will be presented by Robert Bissonnette, M.D. of Innovaderm Research, Inc.

The details of the presentation are as follows:

Title: DRM01 (a Novel Topical Sebum Inhibitor) Demonstrates Safety and Evidence of Efficacy in a Phase 2a, Randomized, Vehicle-Controlled Study in Subjects with Acne Vulgaris, Offering a Novel Approach to Therapy
Poster Viewing Times: Tuesday, June 9 through Friday, June 12, 2015, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. PDT
Session: Poster Session
Room: International Poster Gallery, Exhibit Hall
Abstract Number: 3087176

About DRM01

DRM01 is a novel, topical, small-molecule sebum inhibitor in development for the treatment of acne. Sebum is an oily substance made up of lipids produced by glands in the skin called sebaceous glands, and excessive sebum production is an important aspect of acne that is not addressed by available topical therapies. DRM01 is designed to exert its effect by inhibiting acetyl coenzyme-A carboxylase, an enzyme that plays an important role in the synthesis of fatty acids, a type of lipid that represents an essential component of the majority of sebum lipids. Dermira commenced a Phase 2b clinical program for DRM01 in April 2015 and, based on current enrollment projections, topline data from this study are expected in the first half of 2016.

About Dermira

Dermira is a specialty biopharmaceutical company focused on bringing innovative and differentiated products to dermatologists and their patients. Dermira's portfolio of five product candidates targets significant market opportunities and includes three late-stage product candidates: CIMZIA® (certolizumab pegol), in Phase 3 development in collaboration with UCB Pharma S.A. for the treatment of moderate-to-severe plaque psoriasis; DRM04, a topical treatment for hyperhidrosis; and DRM01, a topical sebum inhibitor for the treatment of acne. Dermira is headquartered in Menlo Park, California. For more information, please visit

Forward-Looking Statements

The information in this press release contains forward-looking statements and information within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, which are subject to the "safe harbor" created by those sections. This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve substantial risks and uncertainties, including with respect to the DRM01 mechanism of action, the interpretation of the Phase 2a clinical results, enrollment of the DRM01 Phase 2b clinical trial and when the results of the trial will be available. These statements deal with future events and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from the information expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially include risks and uncertainties such as those relating to our dependence on third party clinical research organizations, manufacturers and suppliers, our ability to obtain regulatory approval for our product candidates and our ability to continue to stay in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. You should refer to the risks set forth in Part II, Item 1A, "Risk Factors" in the Company's Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q and other filings the Company makes with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time for a discussion of important factors that may cause our actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by our forward-looking statements. Furthermore, such forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release. We undertake no obligation to publicly update any forward-looking statements or reasons why actual results might differ, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

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