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Motif Bio to present at upcoming investor and scientific conferences

NEW YORK, March 19, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Motif Bio plc (AIM:MTFB) (NASDAQ:MTFB), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company specialising in developing novel antibiotics, announces that the Company will present at the following conferences in March.

Superbugs & Superdrugs 2018
March 19-20, 2018
London, UK

David Huang, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, will give a presentation on iclaprim at 12:10 PM on Tuesday, March 20th

This event gathers leaders from pharmaceutical companies, academia and the wider scientific community together with regulatory agencies and public-private partnerships, to discuss the growing threat of antibiotic resistance. More information on the event is available on the event website: https://www.smi-online.co.uk/pharmaceuticals/uk/superbugs-superdrugs

Oppenheimer 28th Annual Healthcare Conference
March 20-21, 2018
New York, NY

Graham Lumsden, Chief Executive Officer, will give a corporate presentation on Wednesday, March 21st, 11:30 AM-12:00 PM.  The presentation will be webcast, available live and as a replay in the Investors section of the Company’s website. The Company also expects to participate in one-on-one meetings during the event.

Over 100 public and private companies who are leaders and pioneers in the biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical device, life science tools & diagnostics, health technology & distribution, and healthcare facility, provider and service industries are expected to participate in this investment conference.

For further information please contact:

Motif Bio plc info@motifbio.com
Graham Lumsden (Chief Executive Officer)  
   
Walbrook PR Ltd. (UK FINANCIAL PR & IR) +44 (0) 20 7933 8780
Paul McManus/Helen Cresswell/  
Lianne Cawthorne  
   
MC Services AG (EUROPEAN IR) +49 (0)89 210 2280
Raimund Gabriel  raimund.gabriel@mc-services.eu
   
The Trout Group (US IR) + 1 (646) 378-2936
Meggie Purcell  mpurcell@troutgroup.com
   
Russo Partners (US PR) +1 (858) 717-2310
David Schull david.schull@russopartnersllc.com
Travis Kruse, Ph.D. travis.kruse@russopartnersllc.com
   

Note 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. 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 ABSSSI, one of the most common bacterial infections, with 3.6 million patients hospitalised annually in the U.S. The Company believes that iclaprim may be suitable for first-line empiric therapy in ABSSSI patients, especially those with renal impairment, with or without diabetes. Unlike current standard of care antibiotics, in clinical trials to date, nephrotoxicity has not been observed with iclaprim and dosage adjustment has not been required in patients with renal impairment.

Iclaprim has an underutilised mechanism of action compared to other antibiotics.  Clinical and microbiology data indicate iclaprim has a targeted Gram-positive spectrum of activity, low propensity for resistance development, fixed dose administration and favourable tolerability profile. Additionally, data support that the inactive metabolites of iclaprim clear through the kidneys. 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.  A Phase 2 trial was conducted to study iclaprim in patients with HABP. Iclaprim has been studied in an animal model of pulmonary MRSA infection which mimics the pathophysiology observed in patients with cystic fibrosis. Iclaprim has been granted orphan drug designation by the U.S. FDA for the treatment of Staphylococcus aureus lung infections in patients with cystic fibrosis.

Iclaprim has received Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP) designation from the FDA together with Fast Track status. Upon acceptance by the FDA of a New Drug Application (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 market exclusivity is anticipated.

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