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Hemispherx Biopharma To Present On January 15 At The Biotech Showcase Held In Conjunction With The 32nd JP Morgan Healthcare Conference In San Francisco

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 13, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Hemispherx Biopharma (NYSE MKT:HEB), today announced it will make a presentation at the Biotech Showcase held in conjunction with the 32nd JP Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, California. The JP Morgan Healthcare Conference is being held January 13-16, 2014. The Biotech Showcase is in its 6 th year and expects over 1,700 attendees.

The company will provide a strategic overview of its business during the live presentation and will be available to participate in one-on-one meetings with investors who are registered to attend the Biotech Showcase. The presentation will emphasize the company's multiple clinical and bio-defense programs for its two platform technologies, Alferon N® and Ampligen®, and will include new data on potential treatment and/or prevention of emerging pandemic viral threats.

Event:  Biotech Showcase

Date:  January 15, 2014  

Time:  4:30 PM Pacific Standard Time  

Location:  Parc 55 Wyndam, San Francisco, California

About Hemispherx Biopharma

Hemispherx Biopharma, Inc. is an advanced specialty pharmaceutical company engaged in the manufacture and clinical development of new drug entities for treatment of seriously debilitating disorders. Hemispherx's flagship products include Alferon N Injection® and the experimental therapeutics Ampligen® and Alferon® LDO. Ampligen® is an experimental RNA nucleic acid being developed for globally important debilitating diseases and disorders of the immune system, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Hemispherx's platform technology includes components for potential treatment of various severely debilitating and life threatening diseases. Because both Ampligen® and Alferon® LDO are experimental in nature, they are not designated safe and effective by a regulatory authority for general use and are legally available only through clinical trials. Hemispherx has patents comprising its core intellectual property estate and a fully commercialized product (Alferon N Injection®), approved for sale in the U.S. and Argentina. The Company's Alferon N approval in Argentina includes the use of Alferon N Injection (under the brand name "Naturaferon") for use in any patients who fail or become intolerant to recombinant interferon, including patients with chronic active hepatitis C infection. The Company wholly owns and exclusively operates a cGMP certified manufacturing facility in the United States for commercial products. For more information please visit www.hemispherx.net .

Forward-Looking Statements

To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, all such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as "potential," "potentially," "expects," "may" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. The inclusion of forward-looking statements should not be regarded as a representation by Hemispherx that any of its plans will be achieved. These forward-looking statements are neither promises nor guarantees of future performance, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond Hemispherx's control, which could cause actual results to differ materially from those contemplated in these forward-looking statements. Examples of such risks and uncertainties include those set forth in the Disclosure Notice, above, as well as the risks described in Hemispherx's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the most recent reports on Forms 10-K, 10-Q and 8-K. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date hereof, and Hemispherx undertakes no obligation to update or revise the information contained in this press release, whether as a result of new information, future events or circumstances or otherwise revise or update this release to reflect events or circumstances after the date hereof.

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