EDISON, N.J., March 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: CTRV), a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of targeted antiviral therapies, announced that its management team will ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell on March 21, 2016.
James Sapirstein, President and Chief Executive Officer of ContraVir Pharmaceuticals, stated, "We are honored to be invited to ring The NASDAQ Stock Market Closing Bell on March 21. This is an occasion for ContraVir to commemorate one year since we uplisted to NASDAQ in late February 2015 and to celebrate our company's growth and the progress our team has made with FV-100 and CMX157 in clinical trials."
The Closing Bell Ceremony will be webcast live online starting at 3:45 p.m. ET from the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City. Interested parties may view the Closing Bell at http://new.livestream.com/nasdaq/live.
About ContraVir Pharmaceuticals ContraVir is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of targeted antiviral therapies with two candidates in mid-to-late stage clinical development. ContraVir's lead clinical drug, FV-100, is an orally available nucleoside analogue prodrug that is being developed for the treatment of herpes zoster, or shingles, which is currently in Phase 3 clinical development. In addition to direct antiviral activity, FV-100 has demonstrated the potential to reduce the incidence of debilitating shingles-associated pain known as post-herpetic neuralgia (PHN) in a Phase 2 clinical study. ContraVir is also developing CMX157, a highly potent analog of the successful antiviral drug tenofovir for the Hepatitis B virus. CMX157's novel structure results in decreased circulating levels of tenofovir, lowering systemic exposure and thereby reducing the potential for renal and bone side effects.
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