Matinas BioPharma to Present at the 2017 Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference

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– Presentation with live audio webcast on Friday, June 9th at 10:00 a.m. ET –

BEDMINSTER, N.J., June 01, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE MKT:MTNB), clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative anti-infectives for orphan indications, announced today that Jerome D. Jabbour, Co-Founder and President, will present at the 2017 Jefferies Global Healthcare Conference on Friday, June 9, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. ET in New York, NY.

Mr. Jabbour will provide an update of the Company’s Phase 2 clinical program of its lead antifungal product candidate, MAT2203, an orally administered, encochleated formulation of amphotericin B (a broad spectrum fungicidal agent) currently in Phase 2 clinical studies for the treatment of refractory mucocutaneous candidiasis and vulvovaginal candidiasis (VVC).  As part of his presentation, Mr. Jabbour will review the interim data from the Company’s Phase 2a clinical study in immunocompromised patients with mucocutaneos candidiasis that will be presented by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at The American Society for Microbiology’s (ASM Microbe/ICAAC 2017) scientific meeting on June 3, 2017.  The Company expects to report Phase 2 results from its Phase 2 VVC study before the end of June.

Additionally, Mr. Jabbour will discuss the Company’s clinical program for product candidate, MAT2501, an orally administered, encochleated formulation of the broad spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic, amikacin, to treat gram-negative bacterial infections and other intercellular bacterial infections. In March 2017, Matinas reported positive topline data from the Phase 1 single-ascending dose study of MAT2501 in healthy volunteers and has plans to commence a multiple ascending dose PK/tolerability study of MAT2501 in healthy volunteers.

A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the Events page of the Investors section of the Company’s website (www.matinasbiopharma.com). A webcast replay will be accessible for 90 days following the live presentation.

About Matinas BioPharma

Matinas BioPharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative anti-infectives for orphan indications. The Company's proprietary, disruptive technology utilizes lipid-crystal nano-particle cochleates to nano-encapsulate existing drugs, making them safer, more tolerable, less toxic and orally bioavailable.

The Company's lead anti-infective product candidates, MAT2203 and MAT2501, position Matinas BioPharma to become a leader in the safe and effective delivery of anti-infective therapies utilizing its proprietary lipid-crystal nano-particle cochleate formulation technology. For more information, please visit www.matinasbiopharma.com and connect with the Company on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Google+.

Forward Looking Statements: This release contains "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, including those relating to the Company's strategic focus and the future development of its product candidates, including MAT2203 and MAT2501, the anticipated timing of regulatory submissions, the anticipated timing of clinical studies, the Company’s ability to identify and pursue development and partnership opportunities for its products or platform delivery technology on favorable terms, if at all, and the ability to obtain required regulatory approval and other statements that are predictive in nature, that depend upon or refer to future events or conditions. All statements other than statements of historical fact are statements that could be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements include words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "could," "believes," "estimates" and similar expressions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, our ability to obtain additional capital to meet our liquidity needs on acceptable terms, or at all, including the additional capital which will be necessary to complete the clinical trials of our product candidates; our ability to successfully complete research and further development and commercialization of our product candidates; the uncertainties inherent in clinical testing; the timing, cost and uncertainty of obtaining regulatory approvals; our ability to maintain and derive benefit from the Qualified Infectious Disease Product (QIDP), Orphan and/or Fast Track designations for MAT2203 and MAT2501, which does not change the standards for regulatory approval or guarantee regulatory approval on an expedited basis, or at all; our ability to protect the Company's intellectual property; the loss of any executive officers or key personnel or consultants; competition; changes in the regulatory landscape or the imposition of regulations that affect the Company's products; and the other factors listed under "Risk Factors" in our filings with the SEC, including Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Except as may be required by law, the Company does not undertake any obligation to release publicly any revisions to such forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events. Matinas BioPharma's product candidates are all in a development stage and are not available for sale or use.

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