Matinas BioPharma Selected to Present at the BioNJ Eighth Annual BioPartnering Conference

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BEDMINSTER, N.J., May 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMER:MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative medicines using its proprietary lipid nano-crystal (“LNC”) platform delivery technology, today announced that Jerome D.  Jabbour, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, was selected to present a corporate overview and host one-on-one meetings with leading industry executives at BioNJ’s Eighth Annual BioPartnering Conference on Thursday, May 3, 2018 during the morning session being held from 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. EDT.

As part of his presentation, Mr. Jabbour will discuss the Company’s plans to use strategic collaborations to build a diverse portfolio of products leveraging its cochleate LNC drug delivery platform. Matinas’ LNC technology platform has the potential to enable safe and natural intracellular delivery of siRNAs, mRNA, proteins, DNA plasmids, small molecule pharmaceuticals and peptides. He will also discuss the advancement of its internal product candidate, MAT2203, encochleated amphotericin B, which demonstrated positive patient clinical data in 2017, as the Company is preparing for a potential Phase 2 pivotal trial for prevention of invasive fungal infections in patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

BioNJ’s Eighth Annual BioPartnering Conference, developed in partnership with J.P. Morgan Chase, will bring together nearly 400 public and private company investors, life sciences professionals and academic partners from the Northeast to Mid-Atlantic states. Pharmaceutical sponsors for the conference include The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Merck, and Pfizer. Supporting partners for this years’ conference include BIO, Bio Connecticut, Choose NJ, Delaware Bio, New Jersey Economic Development Authority, the Licensing Executives Society, MassBio, New York Bio and the Precision Medicine Leadership Summit.

About Matinas BioPharma

Matinas BioPharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative medicines using its LNC platform delivery technology. The Company's proprietary, disruptive technology utilizes lipid-crystal nano-particle cochleates to nano-encapsulate small molecules, oligonucleotides, vaccines and other medicines potentially making them safer, more tolerable, less toxic and orally bioavailable.

The Company's lead anti-fungal product candidate, MAT2203, positions 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.

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