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Aviragen Therapeutics to Participate in FBR & Co. Healthcare Series Focused on Infectious Diseases

ATLANTA, April 14, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc., (NASDAQ:AVIR), formerly Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc., today announced that Joseph Patti, PhD, President & CEO of Aviragen Therapeutics, will participate in a panel discussion titled, “Notable Emerging Anti-Viral Agents” as part of the FBR & Co. New Prescriptions: Innovation in the Treatment of Diseases and Infections conference.

The panel discussion will take place at 10:30am ET on Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at the JW Marriott Essex House in New York.

About Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc.

Aviragen Therapeutics is focused on the discovery and development of the next generation 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 upper (HRV) respiratory infections in moderate-to-severe asthmatics currently being evaluated in the 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.aviragentherapeutics.com.

Contacts: Mark Colonnese Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc. (678) 221-3381 mcolonnese@aviragentherapeutics.com Beth DelGiacco Stern Investor Relations, Inc. (212) 362-1200 beth@sternir.com

Source:Aviragen Therapeutics, Inc.