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June 10, 2015 07:00 ET

Dr. Begona Arias Joins CTD Holdings' Family and Physicians Listening Circle on NPC Treatment

Dr. Arias has Treated NPC Patients in Spain With Trappsol® Cyclo™ for Three Years

ALACHUA, FL--(Marketwired - June 10, 2015) - CTD Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: CTDH), a family of biotechnology growth companies that distribute and manufacture cyclodextrin-based products, today announced that Dr. Begoña Arias of Hospital Sanitas la Zarzuela, Madrid, will become a member of the company's Family and Physicians Listening Circle. This group serves as an information sharing forum for families, physicians, and CTD's International Clinical Program team working to develop orphan drug designated Trappsol® Cyclo™ for the treatment of Niemann-Pick Type C (NPC), a rare and fatal disease found primarily in children.

For the past three years, Dr. Arias has administered Trappsol® Cyclo™ to NPC patients in Spain under named patient, investigational new drug protocols. Her experience with Trappsol® Cyclo™ will be invaluable as CTD's International Clinical Program team finalizes clinical protocols.

"NPC is a devastating disease for children and their families all over the world," said Dr. Arias. "I am honored to be a member of the Listening Circle, and I look forward to helping CTD's International Clinical Program further develop Trappsol® Cyclo™."

Dr. Arias joins Listening Circle Co-Chairs Sue French of the UK and Dr. Caroline Hastings of the US, and Listening Circle members David French and Dr. Robin Lachmann, both of the UK.

"Growing the Listening Circle expands CTD's opportunity to learn from the experiences of families and those providing care to NPC patients about potential trial design elements," said Dr. Sharon Hrynkow, a member of CTD's Scientific Advisory Board who was highly instrumental in forming the Listening Circle.

"We are delighted to include another colleague from Europe to the Listening Circle," Dr. Hrynkow added.

About the Company:
CTD Holdings, Inc. is a family of biotechnology growth companies based on cyclodextrin chemistry. Its individual divisions distribute and manufacture the trademarked Trappsol® and Aquaplex® cyclodextrins, cyclodextrin derivatives, and cyclodextrin complexes for biotechnology and life science companies involved in the research, pharmaceutical, medical device, cosmetics and nutrition markets. Sphingo Biotechnology, Inc. is developing Trappsol® Cyclo™, an orphan drug designated product, for the treatment of Niemann-Pick Type C, a rare and fatal genetic disease in young children. NanoSonic Products, Inc. operates the world's only cGMP pulse drying facility for the production of UltraPure™ cyclodextrin derivatives and pharmaceutical grade Aquaplex® cyclodextrin complexes. CTD, Inc. supplies cyclodextrins to biotechnology and life science researchers around the globe from the world's largest catalog of cyclodextrins. The companies offer a wide variety of cyclodextrin related manufacturing services to worldwide customers, including custom formulation, manufacturing, and commercial scale supply of pharmaceutical grade cyclodextrin complexes. For additional information, visit the Company's websites: and

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