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EDISON, N.J., June 08, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTRV), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced today that it will present at The 2017 Marcum MicroCap Conference being held June 15-16, 2017, at the Grand Hyatt New York in New York City.
James Sapirstein, Chief Executive Officer of ContraVir, will provide an overview of the Company's business during his live presentation and will be available to participate in one-on-one meetings with investors who are registered to attend the conference. Mr. Sapirstein was also invited to participate on a panel discussing the topic, "Identifying Breakthrough Opportunities in Life Sciences."
About ContraVir Pharmaceuticals
ContraVir is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies with a specific focus on developing a potentially curative therapy for hepatitis B virus (HBV). The Company is developing two novel anti-HBV compounds with complementary mechanisms of action. TXL™ currently in Phase 2a, is designed to deliver high intrahepatic concentrations of TFV, while minimizing off-target effects caused by high levels of circulating TFV. CRV431, the other anti-HBV compound, is a next-generation cyclophilin inhibitor with a unique structure that increases its potency and selective index against HBV. ContraVir is also developing Valnivudine™, an orally available nucleoside analogue prodrug; Valnivudine™ is currently in Phase 3 for the treatment of herpes zoster. In addition to direct antiviral activity, Phase 2 data suggest that Valnivudine™ has the potential to reduce the incidence of debilitating shingles-associated pain known as post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN). For more information visit www.contravir.com .
For further information, please contact: Sharen Pyatetskaya Director of Investor Relations sp@contravir.com; (732) 902-4028

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