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December 15, 2016 12:09 ET

CTD Holdings to Present at the WORLDSymposium on Compassionate Use of Cyclodextrins to Treat Niemann Pick Disease Type C and on Progress in US and EU Clinical Trials

13th Annual WORLDSymposium will be held February 13-17, 2017 in San Diego, CA

ALACHUA, FL--(Marketwired - December 15, 2016) - CTD Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: CTDH), a clinical-stage biotechnology company that develops cyclodextrin-based products for the treatment of disease, today announced that it will present "Intravenous Cyclodextrin Trials and Compassionate Use in Niemann Pick Type C Disease" at the 13th Annual WORLDSymposium, the premier scientific conference focused on lysosomal storage diseases. The presentation will focus on the use of Trappsol® Cyclo™, CTD's proprietary formulation of hydroxypropyl beta cyclodextrin, in compassionate use programs for over six years and will provide an update on CTD's two clinical trials using Trappsol® Cyclo™ intravenously to treat Niemann Pick Disease Type C (NPC) patients. CTD's clinical trials have been approved in the US (phase I) and in the EU (phase I/II), including in the United Kingdom and Sweden. The presentation will be made by Dr. Sharon Hrynkow, CTD's Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, together with Dr. Caroline Hastings, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland. Dr. Hastings is the first physician in the United State to treat NPC patients with Trappsol® Cyclo™ on a compassionate use basis. She serves as the Principal Investigator for the CTD US clinical trial and as Senior Clinical Advisor to the EU trial.

Presentation Details:

Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Time 4:30 pm PST

Location: Manchester Grant Hyatt, San Diego, CA

"We are pleased to have the opportunity to report on our experience using Trappsol® Cyclo™ intravenously with patients in compassionate use programs, and on how the data has helped us launch two clinical trials with intravenous use of our product in NPC patients. This is an exciting time for our company and for the NPC patient community," said N. Scott Fine, CTD Chairman and CEO.

Niemann-Pick Disease Type C is a rare and fatal genetic disease that impacts primarily children but is increasingly diagnosed in older patients who may live with disability for many years. The disease impacts the brain and major organs through abnormal accumulation of cholesterol in cells.

About CTD Holdings:
CTD Holdings, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company that develops cyclodextrin-based products for the treatment of disease. The company's Trappsol® Cyclo™, an orphan drug designated product in the United States and Europe, is used to treat Niemann-Pick Disease Type C, a rare and fatal genetic disease. Additional indications for the active ingredient in Trappsol® Cyclo™, are in development. For additional information, visit the company's website: www.ctd-holdings.com

About the WORLDSymposium™:
The goal of the WORLDSymposia is to provide an interdisciplinary forum to explore and discuss specific areas of interest, research and clinical applicability related to lysosomal diseases. Each year, WORLDSymposia hosts a scientific meeting presenting the latest information from basic science, translational research, and clinical trials for lysosomal diseases. This symposium is designed to help researchers and clinicians to better manage and understand diagnostic options for patients with lysosomal diseases, identify areas requiring additional basic and clinical research, public policy and regulatory attention, and identify the latest findings in the natural history of lysosomal diseases. Additional information is available at the WorldSymposium website: www.worldsymposia.org

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