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Checkpoint Therapeutics to Present Preclinical Data at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2017
[March 20, 2017]

Checkpoint Therapeutics to Present Preclinical Data at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2017

NEW YORK, March 20, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Checkpoint Therapeutics, Inc. (“Checkpoint”) (OTCQX:CKPT), a Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ:FBIO) company, today announced that preclinical data on its anti-PD-L1 antibody and EGFR inhibitor programs will be presented in poster sessions at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2017, to be held April 1-5, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Details on the poster presentations are as follows:

Title: CK-101 (RX518), a mutant-selective inhibitor of EGFR that overcomes T790M-mediated resistance in NSCLC
When: Monday, April 3, 1 - 5 p.m. ET
Session Title: Growth Factor and Hormone Receptors as Therapeutic Targets
Location: Halls A-C, Poster Section 4
Abstract Number: 2078
Poster Number: 5

Title: Preclinical characterization of a novel fully human IgG1 anti-PD-L1 mAb CK-301
When: Tuesday, April 4, 1 - 5 p.m. ET
Session Title: Immunoconjugates and Antibodies
Location: Halls A-C, Poster Section 26
Abstract Number: 4606
Poster Number: 21

For additional information, please visit the AACR website: www.aacr.org.

About Checkpoint Therapeutics
Checkpoint Therapeutics, Inc. (“Checkpoint”), a Fortress Biotech company, is a clinicl-stage, immuno-oncology biopharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition, development and commercialization of novel, non-chemotherapy, immune-enhanced combination treatments for patients with solid tumor cancers. Checkpoint’s broad pipeline consists of fully-human, immuno-oncology and checkpoint inhibitor antibodies licensed from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute that target programmed death-ligand 1 (“PD-L1”); glucocorticoid-induced TNFR-related protein (“GITR”); and carbonic anhydrase IX (“CAIX”). In addition, Checkpoint is developing three oral, small-molecule, targeted anti-cancer agents that inhibit epidermal growth-factor receptor (“EGFR”) mutations, the bromodomain and extra-terminal (“BET”) protein BRD4, and poly (ADP-ribose) polymerase (“PARP”). Checkpoint will also seek to expand its pipeline to create additional proprietary combination therapies that leverage the immune system and complimentary mechanisms. Checkpoint is headquartered in New York City. For more information, visit www.checkpointtx.com.

About Fortress Biotech
Fortress Biotech, Inc. (“Fortress”) is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to acquiring, developing and commercializing novel pharmaceutical and biotechnology products. Fortress develops and commercializes products both within Fortress and through certain of its subsidiary companies, also known as Fortress Companies. Additionally, Fortress recently acquired a controlling interest in National Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ:NHLD), a diversified independent brokerage company (together with its subsidiaries, “NHLD”). In addition to its internal development programs, Fortress leverages its biopharmaceutical business expertise and drug development capabilities and provides funding and management services to help the Fortress Companies achieve their goals. Fortress and the Fortress Companies may seek licensings, acquisitions, partnerships, joint ventures and/or public and private financings to accelerate and provide additional funding to support their research and development programs. For more information, visit www.fortressbiotech.com.

Forward-Looking Statements
This press release may contain “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Such statements include, but are not limited to, any statements relating to our growth strategy and product development programs and any other statements that are not historical facts. Forward-looking statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could negatively affect our business, operating results, financial condition and stock price. Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those currently anticipated are: the risk that Checkpoint will not be able to advance its research programs; risks related to the timing of starting and completing of clinical trials; risks inherent in research and development activities; risks related to its growth strategy; its ability to obtain, perform under and maintain financing and strategic agreements and relationships; uncertainties relating to preclinical and clinical testing; its dependence on third-party suppliers; its ability to attract, integrate, and retain key personnel; the early stage of products under development; its need for substantial additional funds; government regulation; patent and intellectual property matters; competition; as well as other risks described in Checkpoint’s public filings and reports. Checkpoint expressly disclaims any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements contained herein to reflect any change in our expectations or any changes in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.


Contacts: 
Jaclyn Jaffe
Checkpoint Therapeutics, Inc. 
781-652-4500; ir@checkpointtx.com

Fortress Biotech Media Relations
Laura Bagby
6 Degrees
(312) 448-8098; lbagby@6degreespr.com

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