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Biota Pharmaceuticals to Present at 15th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference

ATLANTA, April 06, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:BOTA), 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 and update at the 15th Annual Needham Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. ET in New York.

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/needham76/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 that has received Fast Track designation by the U.S. FDA, in Phase 2 development for the treatment and prevention of respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) infections; 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.

Contact: 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.