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Matinas BioPharma to Present at the 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference on February 9, 2015

BEDMINSTER, N.J., Feb. 5, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc. ("Matinas BioPharma" or the "Company") (OTCQB:MTNB), a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of lipid-based prescription therapeutics for the treatment of metabolic and cardiovascular conditions and the treatment of infectious diseases, announced today that it will be presenting at the 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference being held February 9-10, 2015, at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, New York.

On Monday, February 9, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time, Roelof Rongen, President and Chief Executive Officer, will provide an overview of the Company's proprietary prescription-only omega-3 fatty acid-based composition, MAT9001 and its novel lipid-crystal nano-particle cochleate formulation anti-infective product candidates, MAT2203 (CAmB - Encochleated Amphotericin B) and MAT2501 (C-Amikacin - Encochleated Amikacin).

A live audio webcast of the presentation will be available on the Company's website (www.matinasbiopharma.com) in the Investor Relations section on the Events page at http://ir.matinasbiopharma.com/events. The webcast replay will be available approximately two hours after the presentation ends and will be accessible for one month.

About the BIO CEO & Investor Conference

The 17th Annual BIO CEO & Investor Conference is the largest independent investor conference focused on publicly-traded biotechnology companies. The conference is designed to foster an informative dialogue between institutional investors and senior biotechnology executives about emerging and current investment opportunities. The 2014 CEO & Investor Conference featured 1,820 partnering meetings, 149 company presentations, and 1,400 attendees, over half of which were investors.

About Matinas BioPharma

Matinas BioPharma is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, founded in 2011, with a focus on identifying and developing novel lipid-based pharmaceutical products for the treatment cardiovascular and metabolic conditions and infectious diseases. Led by an experienced management team and a board of directors with a history of building pharmaceutical companies, Matinas is focused on creating highly differentiated, safe and efficacious therapies utilizing its expertise in drug formulation and development. Our lead product, MAT9001, which takes advantage of advancements in the field of lipidomics, has been specifically designed and formulated for therapeutic applications in the dyslipidemia field. Recent additions to our product pipeline, including MAT2203 and MAT2501, position the Company to become a leader in the safe and effective delivery of anti-infective therapies utilizing our proprietary lipid-crystal nano-particle cochleate formulations. 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 product development, clinical and regulatory timelines, market opportunity, cash flow 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 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.

CONTACT: Investor and Media Contact Jenene Thomas Investor Relations and Corporate Communications Advisor Jenene Thomas Communications, LLC Phone: +1 (908) 938-1475 Email: jthomas@matinasbiopharma.com

Source:Matinas BioPharma Holdings, Inc.