Biota Pharmaceuticals to Present at 28th Annual ROTH Conference

ATLANTA, March 07, 2016 (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 28th Annual ROTH Conference on Monday, March 14, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. PT in Dana Point, CA.

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/roth30/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 three product candidates in active clinical development: These include vapendavir, an oral treatment for human rhinovirus infections in moderate-to-severe asthmatics currently being evaluated in the Company’s ongoing Phase 2b SPIRITUS trial; BTA585, an oral fusion protein inhibitor in Phase 2 development for the treatment and prevention of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections and has received Fast Track designation by the U.S. FDA; and BTA074, a topical antiviral treatment in Phase 2 development for condyloma caused by human papillomavirus types 6 & 11. For additional information about the Company, please visit www.biotapharma.com.

Biota is a registered trademark of Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Mark Colonnese Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (678) 221-3381 m.colonnese@biotapharma.com Beth DelGiacco Stern Investor Relations, Inc. (212) 362-1200 beth@sternir.com

Source:Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc.