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April 24, 2018 08:30 ET

Moleculin Enters Agreement with BSP Pharmaceuticals for its Leukemia Drug Candidate

HOUSTON, TX--(Marketwired - April 24, 2018) - Moleculin Biotech, Inc., (NASDAQ: MBRX) ("Moleculin" or the "Company"), a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oncology drug candidates, all of which are based on license agreements with The University of Texas System on behalf of the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, today announced that it has entered into an agreement to expand production capability for Annamycin.

Moleculin has engaged BSP Pharmaceuticals S.p.A. (www.bsppharmaceuticals.com) in Latina, Italy to begin preparations for commercial scale production of Annamycin drug product.

"With the Phase I/II clinical trial of Annamycin now under way, we are taking the necessary steps to prepare for the commercial scale production of Annamycin," commented Walter Klemp, Chairman and CEO of Moleculin. "BSP has a solid track record for supplying liposomal formulations to large pharmaceutical companies and their capabilities are a good match for us. We believe this partnership will assist us to take Annamycin to the next level."

Mr. Aldo Braca, CEO of BSP Pharmaceuticals, added, "We see the potential for Annamycin to become a game-changer in the acute leukemia space, so we are pleased to be working with Moleculin."

About Moleculin Biotech, Inc.

Moleculin Biotech, Inc. is a clinical stage pharmaceutical company focused on the development of oncology drug candidates, all of which are based on discoveries made at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. Our clinical stage drugs are Annamycin, an anthracycline designed to avoid multidrug resistance mechanisms with little to no cardiotoxicity being studied for the treatment of relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukemia, more commonly referred to as AML, and WP1066, an immuno-stimulating STAT3 inhibitor targeting brain tumors, pancreatic cancer and AML. We are also engaged in preclinical development of additional drug candidates, including additional STAT3 inhibitors and compounds targeting the metabolism of tumors.

For more information about the Company, please visit http://www.moleculin.com.

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