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BioBlast Pharma Announces Website Availability of Webcast Related to Key Opinion Leader Meeting in Oculopharyngeal Muscular Dystrophy (OPMD)

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Nov. 9, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BioBlast Pharma Ltd., (Nasdaq:ORPN), a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing meaningful therapies for patients with rare and ultra-rare genetic diseases, announced the availability of a webcast on its website of a Key Opinion Leader Meeting in oculopharyngeal muscular dystrophy (OPMD) that took place on November 6th, 2015 in New York City.

The meeting featured a keynote presentation by internationally-renowned key opinion leader, Bernard Brais, MDCM, MPhil, PhD, FRCP(C), a leading neurologist and Professor of Neurology and Human Genetics at McGill University, Director of the CHUM Ataxia Centre in Montreal, and Co-Director of the Rare Neurological Diseases Group of the Montreal Neurological Institute, one of the leading institutions in this disease area.

Members of the BioBlast management team also provided an overview of the Company's operations and recent positive interim results from the HOPEMD Phase 2 clinical study of their lead compound, Cabaletta®, for the treatment of OPMD. A Q&A session with Dr. Brais and management followed the presentations.

The webcast can be viewed by visiting the home page of the company's website at www.bioblast-pharma.com or by pressing on the following link: http://lifesci.rampard.com/20151106.

About BioBlast

BioBlast Pharma is a clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to developing clinically meaningful therapies for patients with rare and ultra-rare genetic diseases. The company is rapidly building a diverse portfolio of product candidates with the potential to address unmet medical needs for incurable diseases. The BioBlast platforms are based on deep understanding of the disease-causing biological processes, and potentially offer solutions for several diseases that share the same biological pathology. For more information please visit the Company's website, www.bioblast-pharma.com, the content of which is not incorporated herein by reference.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and other Federal securities laws. For example, we are using forward looking statements when we discuss that our diverse portfolio of product candidates has the potential to address unmet medical needs for incurable genetic orphan diseases, or that our platforms potentially offer solutions for several diseases that share the same biological pathology. In addition, historic results of scientific research and clinical and preclinical trials do not guarantee that the conclusions of future research or trials would not suggest different conclusions or that historic results would not be interpreted differently in light of additional research and clinical and preclinical trials results. Because such statements deal with future events and are based on BioBlast Pharma's current expectations, they are subject to various risks and uncertainties and actual results, performance or achievements of BioBlast Pharma could differ materially from those described in or implied by the statements in this press release, including those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in BioBlast Pharma's Annual Report on Form 20-F filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") on March 31, 2015, and in any subsequent filings with the SEC. Except as otherwise required by law, BioBlast Pharma disclaims any intention or obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise.

CONTACT: U.S. Investor Contact Michael Rice Founding Partner LifeSci Advisors, LLC mrice@lifesciadvisors.com 1.646.597.6979

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