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Altimmune Announces Presentation at Biotech Showcase 2016

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Dec. 21, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altimmune, Inc., a clinical stage immunotherapeutic company, today announced that management will be presenting at Biotech Showcase 2016 to be held January 11 – 13, 2016 in San Francisco, CA.

Bill Enright, Chief Executive Officer of Altimmune, is scheduled to present on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 4:45 p.m. PST. The presentation will be held in the Hearst room of the Parc 55 Hotel.

About Altimmune

Altimmune is a clinical stage immunotherapeutic company focused on the development of products to stimulate robust and durable immune responses for the prevention and treatment of disease. The Company has two proprietary platform technologies, RespirVec and Densigen, each of which has been shown to activate the immune system in distinctly different ways than traditional vaccines. Using these technologies, Altimmune has developed three novel clinical stage product candidates that potentially represent an entirely new approach to harnessing the immune system.

The Company’s most advanced product candidate, NasoVAX, is a Phase 2-ready intranasally-delivered recombinant influenza vaccine offering broad and rapid protection with potential for significant advantages over traditional flu vaccines. The second most advanced product candidate, HepTcell, is being tested as an immunotherapy for patients chronically infected with hepatitis B and has the potential to provide a functional cure. With the support of the U.S. Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, or BARDA, the Company is developing a third product candidate, NasoShield, a first-in-class anthrax vaccine designed to provide rapid, stable protection after one intranasal administration. The Company intends to leverage the RespirVec and Densigen platforms to develop additional product candidates for a variety of indications.

Altimmune Contacts Bill Enright President and CEO Phone: 240-654-1450 Email: enright@altimmune.com Investor Relations Stephanie Carrington ICR, Inc. Phone: 646-277-1282 Email: Stephanie.Carrington@icrinc.com

Source:Altimmune, Inc.