TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 19, 2016) - Revive Therapeutics Ltd. ("Revive" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RVV)(OTCQB:RVVTF), a company focused on commercializing treatments for gout, and rare diseases such as Cystinuria, Wilson's disease and Rett Syndrome, today announced that Tessio Rebello, Ph.D., will join the Company as a clinical advisor for the Company.

Dr. Rebello previously held the position of Vice President of Clinical Development at VIRxSYS Corporation where he led the successful launch of a first-in-class anti-sense, gene therapy (VRX496), Phase 2 clinical trial for the treatment of HIV-infected patients who fail to respond to conventional drug therapies and two other Phase 2 clinical trials involving the same drug. Prior to that, Dr. Rebello held the position of Director of Clinical Development at United Therapeutics Corporation and was Head of Cardiovascular Division and International Clinical Development at Sigma-tau Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Rebello has extensive experience in setting up Clinical Trials (from IND stage to Phase 3/4 Trials) and also experience interacting with the U.S. FDA, Principal Investigators and Contract Research Organizations. Dr. Rebello also led successful clinical trials in the treatment of chronic renal failure and peripheral arterial disease, which led to new drug approvals. Dr. Rebello earned his BSc (Honors) at the University of Liverpool and his Ph.D. at Guys Hospital Medical School at University of London, England.

"I am pleased that Dr. Rebello has joined Revive to assist with advancing the clinical developments of our product pipeline," said Fabio Chianelli, Chief Executive Officer of Revive. "Dr. Rebello has tremendous experience advancing new drugs through all clinical development phases towards drug approvals in the U.S. Dr. Rebello will be instrumental in navigating the clinical development of Bucillamine for the treatments of gout and rare diseases such as Cystinuria and Wilson's disease."

"I am very excited to be a part of the Revive team as we work to progress the Company's clinical development programs," said Dr. Rebello. "Treatments for gout and Cystinuria have shown to have limitations and I believe Bucillamine offers the opportunity to fill this unmet need as a potential effective therapy for these indications."

About Revive Therapeutics Ltd.

Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RVV)(OTCQB:RVVTF) is focused on commercializing treatments for gout, and rare diseases such as Cystinuria, Wilson's disease and Rett syndrome. Additional information on Revive is available at


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Contact Information:

Revive Therapeutics Ltd.
Fabio Chianelli
Chief Executive Officer
(905) 605-5535 (ext. 10)

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David Burke
Vice President
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