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Biota Pharmaceuticals to Present at Ladenburg Thalmann 2015 Healthcare Conference

ATLANTA, Sept. 22, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOTA) (the "Company"), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of direct-acting antivirals that address infections that have limited therapeutic options, announced today that Biota's CEO & President Joseph Patti, PhD will present a corporate overview at the Ladenburg Thalmann 2015 Healthcare Conference on Tuesday, September 29, 2015 at 2:30 p.m. ET in New York, NY.

A live webcast of the presentation can be accessed under "Events and Presentations" in the Investors section of the Company's website at www.biotapharma.com or at http://wsw.com/webcast/ladenburg/bota.

A replay of the webcast will be archived for 30 days following the presentation.

About Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Biota Pharmaceuticals is focused on the discovery and development of direct-acting antivirals to treat infections that have limited therapeutic options and affect a significant number of patients globally. The Company has four product candidates in clinical development. These include vapendavir, an oral treatment for human rhinovirus infections in moderate-to-severe asthmatics that is currently being evaluated in the Company's ongoing Phase 2b SPIRITUS trial; BTA074, a topical antiviral treatment in Phase 2 development topical antiviral treatment for genital warts caused by human papillomavirus types 6 & 11; BTA585, an oral fusion (F) protein inhibitor in Phase 1 development for the treatment of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) A & B infections; and laninamivir octanoate, a one-time, inhaled treatment in Phase 2 development for influenza A and B infections. The Company also has a preclinical stage RSV non-fusion inhibitor program that it believes can complement its fusion-protein inhibitor BTA585. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.biotapharma.com.

Biota is a registered trademark of Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

CONTACT: Joseph M. Patti, PhD President and Chief Executive Officer (678) 221-3352 j.patti@biotapharma.com Sarah McCabe Stern Investor Relations, Inc. (212) 362-1200 sarah@sternir.com

Source:Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc.