CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Sept. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rubius Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:RUBY), a biotechnology company pioneering the development of a new class of ready-to-use cellular therapies, today announced that the company will be added to the quarterly update of the Russell 2000® and 3000® Indexes, effective September 21, 2018.

Membership in the Russell 3000® Index means automatic inclusion in the large-cap Russell 1000® Index or small-cap Russell 2000® Index as well as the appropriate growth and value style indexes. FTSE Russell determines membership for its Russell U.S. Indexes primarily by objective, market-capitalization rankings and style attributes.

Russell U.S. Indexes are widely used by investment managers and institutional investors as the basis for index funds and as benchmarks for active investment strategies. Approximately $9 trillion in assets are benchmarked against Russell U.S. Indexes. Russell U.S. Indexes are part of FTSE Russell, a leading global index provider.

For more information on the Russell Indexes go to the "Russell Reconstitution" section on the FTSE Russell website.

About Rubius Therapeutics
Rubius Therapeutics is a biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of a new class of medicines called Red Cell Therapeutics™. The Company’s proprietary RED PLATFORM™ was designed to genetically engineer and culture Red Cell Therapeutics™ that are selective, potent and ready-to-use cellular therapies for the potential treatment of several diseases across multiple therapeutic areas. Rubius’ initial focus is to advance RCT™ product candidates for the treatment of rare diseases, cancer and autoimmune diseases by leveraging three distinct therapeutic modalities — cellular shielding, potent cell-cell interaction and tolerance induction. For more information, visit www.rubiustx.com or follow us on Twitter.

Media Contact: 
Dan Budwick
1AB, Inc.
+1 (973) 271-6085
dan@1abmedia.com

Investor Contact:
Lori Melançon
Vice President, Corporate Communications and Investor Relations
+1 (617) 949-5296
lori.melancon@rubiustx.com