WPD Pharmaceuticals’ License Partner, Moleculin Biotech to Host Conference Call to Discuss COVID-19 Potential in WP1122 Drug Candidate

WPD Pharmaceuticals’ License Partner, Moleculin Biotech to Host Conference Call to Discuss COVID-19 Potential in WP1122 Drug Candidate

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 16, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — WPD Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CSE: WBIO)(FSE: 8SV1) (the “Company” or “WPD”) a clinical stage pharmaceutical company announces that its license partner, Moleculin Biotech, Inc. (“Moleculin”) will be hosting a web-based investor conference call, today, April 16th at 4:30pm ET to explain the significance of the recent discovery that the active compound in WP1122 drug candidate has been shown to reduce replication of SARS-CoV-2 by 100%. WPD has licensed rights to a portfolio of drug candidates, including WP1122 through Moleculin. 
Details of the conference call are below:About WPD PharmaceuticalsWPD is a biotechnology research and development company with a focus on oncology, namely research and development of medicinal products involving biological compounds and small molecules.  WPD has 10 novel drug candidates with 4 that are in clinical development stage. These drug candidates were researched at institutions including the Mayo Clinic and Emory University, and WPD currently has ongoing collaborations with Wake Forest University and leading hospitals and academic centers in Poland.WPD has entered into license agreements with Wake Forest University Health Sciences and sublicense agreements with Moleculin Biotech, Inc. and CNS Pharmaceuticals, Inc., respectively, each of which grant WPD an exclusive, royalty-bearing sublicense to certain technologies of the licensor. Such agreements provide WPD with certain research, development, manufacturing and sales rights, among other things.  The sublicense territory from CNS Pharmaceuticals and Moleculin Biotech includes 31 countries in Europe and Asia, including Russia.On Behalf of the Board‘Mariusz Olejniczak’Mariusz Olejniczak
CEO, WDP Pharmaceuticals
Contact:Investor Relations
Email: investors@wpdpharmaceuticals.com 
Tel: 604-428-7050
Web: www.wpdpharmaceuticals.com 
Cautionary Statements:Neither the Canadian Securities Exchange nor the Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.This press release contains forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are statements that contemplate activities, events or developments that the Company can develop effective drugs against cancer and possibly SARS Covid -19.  Factors which may prevent the forward looking statement from being realized include that competitors or others may successfully challenge a granted patent and the patent could be rendered void; that we are unable to raise sufficient funding for our research; that we may not meet the requirements to receive the grants awarded; that our drugs don’t provide positive treatment, or if they do, the side effects are damaging; competitors may develop better or cheaper drugs; and we may be unable to obtain regulatory approval for any drugs we develop. Readers should refer to the risk disclosure included from time-to-time in the documents the Company files on SEDAR, available at www.sedar.com.  Although the Company believes that the assumptions inherent in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, they are not guarantees of future performance and, accordingly, they should not be relied upon and there can be no assurance that any of them will prove to be accurate.  Finally, these forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and the Company assumes no obligation to update them except as required by applicable law.
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