Motif Bio to present at upcoming investor and scientific conferences

NEW YORK, Aug. 31, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Motif Bio plc (AIM:MTFB) (NASDAQ:MTFB), the clinical stage biopharmaceutical company specialising in developing novel antibiotics, announced today that the Company will present at the following conferences in September.

Rodman & Renshaw 19th Annual Global Investment Conference
September 10-12, 2017
New York, NY USA

Management will provide a corporate overview on Monday, September 11th at 11:15 AM ET.  The presentation will be webcast, available live, and as a replay in the Investors section of the Company’s website.

The conference is expected to feature approximately 200 public and private companies presenting their businesses to an audience of approximately 2,000 attendees.  Motif will also participate in one-on-one meetings during the event.

World Anti-Microbial Resistance Congress
September 14-15, 2017
Washington, DC USA

David Huang, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer of Motif Bio, will deliver the luncheon keynote address on September 15th.  His talk is entitled: Iclaprim: a well differentiated, targeted, potent and rapidly bactericidal antibiotic against multidrug resistant bacteria.

The congress provides a platform for change on both the scientific and economic sides of the antimicrobial resistance space, bringing the leaders from each area together to take steps toward finding collaborative solutions that optimize the best of both worlds. The event gathers key stakeholders from government, funding agencies, pharma, academia, hospitals, and payers.

For further information please contact:

Motif Bio plc
Graham Lumsden (Chief Executive Officer)  
Robert Dickey IV (Chief Financial Officer)  
Walbrook PR Ltd. (FINANCIAL PR & IR) +44 (0) 20 7933 8780 or
Paul McManus Mob: +44 (0)7980 541 893
Mike Wort Mob: +44 (0)7900 608 002
MC Services AG (EUROPEAN IR) +49 (0)89 210 2280
Raimund Gabriel
The Trout Group (US IR) +1 (646 )378-2938
Michael Gibralter

Notes to Editors

About Motif Bio

Motif Bio plc (AIM:MTFB) (NASDAQ:MTFB) is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company engaged in the research and development of novel antibiotics designed to be effective against serious and life-threatening infections in hospitalised patients caused by multi-drug resistant bacteria, including MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). The Company’s lead product candidate, iclaprim, is being developed for high-risk MRSA patient populations. The first proposed indication, and near-term commercial opportunity, is for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI), one of the most common bacterial infections, with 3.6 million patients hospitalised annually in the U.S. The Company believes that iclaprim is suitable for first-line empiric therapy in ABSSSI patients, especially those with renal impairment, with or without diabetes, due to its underutilised mechanism of action, targeted spectrum of activity, low propensity for resistance development, fixed dose administration, clearance of inactive metabolites through the kidneys and favourable tolerability profile. The Company also plans to develop iclaprim for hospital acquired bacterial pneumonia (HABP), including ventilator associated bacterial pneumonia (VABP), as there is a high unmet need for new therapies in this indication and iclaprim has demonstrated initial evidence of efficacy in a Phase 2 trial in patients with HABP. Additionally, in a clinical study evaluating the tissue distribution of an IV dose of Iclaprim in relevant lung compartments, high concentrations were found in epithelial lining fluid and alveolar macrophages, achieving levels up to 20- and 40-fold higher, respectively, than in plasma. Iclaprim has been studied in an animal model of chronic pulmonary MRSA infection which mimics the pathophysiology observed in patients with cystic fibrosis. Data will be presented at ID Week in October 2017. Iclaprim has received Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation from the FDA together with Fast Track status. Upon acceptance of the NDA, iclaprim will receive Priority Review status and, if approved as a New Chemical Entity, will be eligible for 10 years of market exclusivity in the U.S. from the date of first approval under the Generating Antibiotic Incentives Now Act (the GAIN Act). In Europe, 10 years of data exclusivity is anticipated.

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