Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present at the 26th Annual ROTH Conference

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ATLANTA, Feb. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:BOTA) today announced that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Russell H. Plumb, will present an update on the company at the 26th Annual ROTH Conference at 12:30 p.m. PDT, March 11, 2014, at The Ritz-Carlton, Dana Point in California.

The presentation will be webcast live and may be accessed through the Investor Relations' Events and Presentations section on Biota's website at www.biotapharma.com. Please go to the website at least 15 minutes prior to the event to register, download and install any necessary audio/video software. An archived replay will also be available for 90 days following the live presentation.

About Biota

Biota Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of products to prevent and treat serious and potentially life-threatening infectious diseases. The Company currently has two Phase 2 clinical-stage product candidates in development: laninamivir octanoate, a long-acting neuraminidase inhibitor that the Company is developing for the treatment of influenza A and B infections under an investigational new drug application (IND) in the United States through a contract with the U.S. Office of Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) that is designed to provide up to $231 million in financial support to complete its clinical development; and vapendavir, a potent, oral broad spectrum capsid inhibitor of enteroviruses, including human rhinovirus (HRV). In addition to these clinical-stage programs, the Company has a preclinical program focused on developing treatments for respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). For additional information about the Company, please visit www.biotapharma.com.

Biota is a registered trademark of Biota Holdings Limited.

Russell H. Plumb
President & CEO
(678) 221-3351


Lee M. Stern
The Trout Group