ContraVir Pharmaceuticals to Make Three Presentations at HEP DART 2017

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals to Make Three Presentations at HEP DART 2017

November 27, 2017

EDISON, N.J., Nov. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRV), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today three abstracts were accepted for presentation at the 22nd biennial HEP DART meeting being held December 3-7 in Kona, Hawaii.

One oral presentation, and two poster presentations, will disclose the most recent findings on the company’s two novel drugs TXL™ and CRV431, for the treatment of chronic hepatitis B.

Presentation details are as follows:

Title Tenofovir Exalidex (TXL) Formulation: Optimization Driven by Unique Physicochemical Properties
Abstract Number 27
Paper Status Poster
Session Details Poster Session
Dec 5, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Presenting Author Dr. Robert Foster
   
Title CRV431: Multiple Therapeutic Actions In vitro and In Vivo
Abstract Number 22
Paper Status Poster
Session Details Poster Session
Dec 5, 2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Presenting Author Dr. Robert Foster
   
Title Evidence Supporting Liver Targeting of Tenofovir Exalidex (TXL)
Abstract Number 15
Session Details Oral Abstract Session VII
Dec 7, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:10 PM
Presenting Time 10:40 AM - 10:50 AM
Presenting Author Dr. Robert Foster

ContraVir’s poster presentations from HEP DART 2017 will be available on the company’s website following their disclosure at the meeting at http://ir.contravir.com/events-and-presentations/presentations. For further information about HEP DART 2017 meeting visit: http://www.virology-education.com/event/upcoming/hep-dart-2017/

About ContraVir Pharmaceuticals

ContraVir is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies with a specific focus on developing a potentially curative therapy for hepatitis B virus (HBV). The Company is developing two novel anti-HBV compounds with complementary mechanisms of action. TXL™, designed to deliver high intrahepatic concentrations of TFV while minimizing off-target effects caused by high levels of circulating TFV, recently completed a Phase 2a trial. CRV431, the other anti-HBV compound, is a next-generation cyclophilin inhibitor with a unique structure that increases its potency and selective index against HBV. In vitro and invivo studies have thus far demonstrated that CRV431 reduces HBV DNA and other viral proteins, including surface antigen (HBsAg). For more information visit www.contravir.com.

Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by the use of forward-looking words such as "anticipate," "believe," "forecast," "estimated" and "intend," among others. These forward-looking statements are based on ContraVir's current expectations and actual results could differ materially. There are a number of factors that could cause actual events to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, substantial competition; our ability to continue as a going concern; our need for additional financing; uncertainties of patent protection and litigation; uncertainties with respect to lengthy and expensive clinical trials, that results of earlier studies and trials may not be predictive of future trial results; uncertainties of government or third party payer reimbursement; limited sales and marketing efforts and dependence upon third parties; and risks related to failure to obtain FDA clearances or approvals and noncompliance with FDA regulations. As with any drug candidates under development, there are significant risks in the development, regulatory approval, and commercialization of new products. There are no guarantees that future clinical trials discussed in this press release will be completed or successful, or that any product will receive regulatory approval for any indication or prove to be commercially successful. ContraVir does not undertake an obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement. Investors should read the risk factors set forth in ContraVir's Form 10-K for the year ended June 30, 2017 and other periodic reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

For further information, please contact:

Sharen Pyatetskaya
Director of Investor Relations
sp@contravir.com; (732) 902-4028

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