YONKERS, NY–(Marketwired – Jan 7, 2015) – ContraFect Corporation(NASDAQ: CFRX) (NASDAQ: CFRXW) (NASDAQ: CFRXZ), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of protein therapeutics and antibody products for life-threatening, drug-resistant infectious diseases, announced today that Julia P. Gregory, the Company’s chief executive officer, will present a corporate overview at the 7thAnnual Biotech Showcase in San Francisco, CA on Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 10:30 AM PST (1:30 PM EST). Ms. Gregory will discuss ContraFect’s lead programs, CF-301, the first novel approach to the treatment of drug-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infections, including MRSA, for which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the commencement of a Phase 1 clinical trial, and CF-404, a treatment for life-threatening influenza infections, covering all strains of influenza. Following the Company presentation, Ms. Gregory will participate on the plenary lunch session panel at 12:00 PM PST (3:00 PM EST). The topic of discussion for the plenary session is “How robust is the biotech rally and what could derail it?”
ContraFect is a biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing therapeutic protein and antibody products for life-threatening, drug-resistant infectious diseases, particularly those treated in hospital settings. Due to drug-resistant and newly emerging pathogens, hospital acquired infections are currently the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, following heart disease, cancer and stroke. We intend to address drug-resistant infections using our therapeutic product candidates from our lysin and monoclonal antibody platforms to target conserved regions of either bacteria or viruses (regions that are not prone to mutation). ContraFect’s initial product candidates include new agents to treat antibiotic-resistant infections such as MRSA (drug-resistant staphylococcus bacteria) and influenza.
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