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October 10, 2019 at 2:00 AM EDT

Motif Bio confirms receipt of FDA meeting minutes

RNS Number : 3464P
Motif Bio PLC
10 October 2019

Motif Bio plc
("Motif Bio", or "the Company")

Motif Bio confirms receipt of FDA meeting minutes

Motif Bio plc (AIM/NASDAQ: MTFB) today announced that the Company has received the official minutes of the Type B meeting with the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) which took place on September 19, 2019.

As disclosed in the announcement on September 30, 2019, the minutes confirm that a single well-designed adequate and well-controlled Phase III clinical trial demonstrating safety and efficacy of iclaprim in patients with HABP, including VABP, along with data on potential mechanisms of hepatic injury, would enable submission of a New Drug Application for approval by FDA. It would take several years to enroll and complete a HABP/VABP Phase III trial and the cost is expected to be tens of millions of dollars.

The Company continues to believe that the most efficient way to generate future value from iclaprim is for a partner or other entity with a lower cost of capital to complete the HABP/VABP Phase III trial and commercialise the asset globally.

Dr. Graham Lumsden, Chief Executive Officer, said: "We now have confirmation of what will be required to progress iclaprim towards a potential approval. The Company is working hard to find a partner or other entity to complete the HABP/VABP Phase III trial, commercialise iclaprim and ensure the best outcome for shareholders in Motif Bio."

For further information, please contact:

Motif Bio plc

Graham Lumsden (Chief Executive Officer)


SP Angel Corporate Finance LLP (NOMAD & BROKER)

+44 (0)20 3470 0470

David Hignell/Caroline Rowe (Corporate Finance)

Vadim Alexandre/Abigail Wayne (Sales & Broking)

Walbrook PR Ltd. (UK FINANCIAL PR & IR)

+44 (0)20 7933 8780

Paul McManus/Lianne Cawthorne


+49 (0)89 210 2280

Raimund Gabriel

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