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Matinas BioPharma Announces Abstract Accepted for Presentation at ASM Microbe 2019

BEDMINSTER, N.J., May 21, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. (NYSE AMER: MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, today announced that its abstract of preclinical data of MAT2501, an orally administered, lipid nano-crystal (“LNC”) formulation of the broad spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic agent amikacin, has been selected for two presentations at the ASM Microbe 2019 scientific meeting being held June 20–24 in San Francisco, CA.

The details for the ASM Microbe 2019 presentations are as follows:

Poster Presentation  
   
Session Title: AAR06 - Novel Approaches: Therapies, Diagnostics and Drug Discovery 
  for Mycobacteria
Abstract Title: Oral Delivery of Amikacin-Lipid Nano-Crystal Formulations Safely and 
  Effectively Treat Mycobacteria Infections in a Mouse Model of Cystic 
  Fibrosis”
Session Date: Friday, June 21, 2019
Presentation Time:  11:00 am – 12:00 pm PT and 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm PT 
Presenter: Raphael Mannino, Ph.D. 
 
Oral Presentation  
   
Poster Talk Title: Preclinical Leads for TB and NTM Infections 
Presentation Title: Oral Delivery of Amikacin-Lipid Nano-Crystal Formulations Safely and 
  Effectively Treat Mycobacteria Infections in a Mouse Model of Cystic 
  Fibrosis”
Session Date: Friday, June 21, 2019
Presentation Time:  1:15 pm – 2:15 pm PT 
Presenter: Raphael Mannino, Ph.D. 
Location:  AAR Lounge and Learn, South, Level 2
   

About MAT2501

MAT2501, an orally administered, LNC formulation of the broad spectrum aminoglycoside antibiotic agent amikacin, which is currently available to patients only in IV formulations. Amikacin is currently used to treat different types of chronic and acute bacterial infections, including non-tuberculous mycobacterium (NTM) infections and various multi-drug resistant gram negative bacterial infections. IV-administered amikacin is associated with major side effects including nephrotoxicity and ototoxicity (permanent loss of hearing).

MAT2501 is designed to provide targeted delivery of the potent antibiotic amikacin while providing a significantly improved safety and tolerability profile. In preclinical studies MAT2501 demonstrated efficacy after oral bioavailability in murine models of both pulmonary (lung) and disseminated NTM infections. The FDA designated MAT2501 as a QIDP and an Orphan Drug for the treatment of NTM infections.

About Matinas BioPharma

Matinas BioPharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on creating value through the streamlined development of MAT9001 for the treatment of cardiovascular and metabolic conditions and the application of its lipid nano-crystal (“LNC”) platform technology to solve complex challenges relating to the safe and effective delivery of small molecules, gene therapies, proteins, peptides and vaccines.

The Company is actively pursuing the development of MAT9001 with the support of a world-class team of clinical key opinion leaders and regulatory consultants. MAT9001 is a prescription-only omega-3 fatty acid-based composition, comprised primarily of EPA and DPA, under development for hypertriglyceridemia, which has shown superiority versus Vascepa® (icosapent ethyl) in reducing serum triglycerides, Total- and Non-HDL-Cholesterol, apolipoprotein CIII and PCSK9 levels.

In addition, the Company's proprietary, disruptive technology utilizes lipid nano-crystal cochleates to encapsulate small molecules, nucleic acid polymers, vaccines and other medicines potentially making them safer, more tolerable, less toxic, and orally bioavailable.

For more information, please visit www.matinasbiopharma.com and connect with the Company on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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Email: mtnb@jtcir.com

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