OTTAWA, April 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Avivagen Inc. (TSXV:VIV) (OTC Pink:CHEXF) (Avivagen or the Corporation), a company with a proven and commercially-ready, patent-protected product intended to replace the antibiotics added to livestock feeds as growth promoters announces that it will be presenting at the Bloom Burton & Co. Healthcare Investor Conference on May 2 nd, 2017

Bloom Burton & Co. is a Toronto-based investment bank exclusively focused on the healthcare industry. Its services include sourcing capital, direct investing, conducting research and enabling monetization.  Its annual conference hosts a chosen list of Canada's premier publicly-traded, venture-backed private and pre-venture companies in the healthcare industry and will be attended by Canadian, U.S., and international investors. 

The conference takes place at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel and consists of presentations by invited companies and meetings between their managements and investors. Avivagen will speak at 2:30 PM on Tuesday, May 2 nd in HALL C.  Kym Anthony, Chairman & Interim CEO of Avivagen, will be delivering the presentation.

About AvivagenAvivagen Inc. is a public company traded on the TSXV under the symbol VIV and is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, based in partnership facilities of the National Research Council of Canada and Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island. For more information, visit www.avivagen.com .

About OxC-beta™ Technology and OxC-beta™ LivestockAvivagen's OxC-beta™ technology is derived from Avivagen discoveries about carotenoids, compounds that give certain fruits and vegetables their bright colors and is a non-antibiotic means of maintaining optimal health and growth. OxC-beta™ Livestock is a proprietary product shown to be effective and economic in replacing the antibiotics commonly added to livestock feeds.  OxC-beta™ Livestock is currently registered and available for sale in the Philippines, Taiwan and Thailand.

Avivagen's OxC-beta™ Livestock product is safe, effective and could fulfill the global mandate to remove all in-feed antibiotics as growth promoters. Numerous international livestock trials with poultry and swine using OxC-beta™ Livestock have proven that the product performs as well as, and, sometimes, in some aspects, better than in-feed antibiotics.

Forward Looking Statements This news release includes certain forward-looking statements that are based upon the current expectations of management. Forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties associated with the business of Avivagen Inc. and the environment in which the business operates. Any statements contained herein that are not statements of historical facts may be deemed to be forward-looking, including those identified by the expressions "aim", "anticipate", "appear", "believe", "consider", "could", "estimate", "expect", "if", "intend", "goal", "helps", "hope", "likely", "may", "plan", "possibly", "potentially", "pursue", "seem", "should", "whether", "will", "would" and similar expressions or opinions of management.

Avivagen faces risks and uncertainties in connection with its business, including, but not limited to, the following: Avivagen's ability to continue as a going concern; whether the share consolidation will occur, if at all; what ratio the board of directors of Avivagen will choose for the share consolidation ratio; whether the share consolidation, if implemented, will have the expected results as set out in the Corporation's management information circular dated March 2, 2017; whether the Corporation can expand its global regulatory advisor network in order to gain market approval of OxC-beta; whether the Corporation can obtain market approval in additional geographies, if at all; whether discussions will advance with potential strategic partners, if at all; whether the Corporation will be successful in augmenting communications with stakeholders; whether the Corporation will be successful in recruiting an executive team that will maximize the value of OxC-beta in any markets, if at all; the results of ongoing or future trials of OxC-beta may not be positive or sufficiently positive; even if the results of trials are positive, there is no guarantee that Avivagen's products will be commercially successful or that requisite registrations or regulatory approvals will be obtained or maintained; the timing and results of trials may be delayed or may not be completed at all; whether Avivagen will achieve any of the goals set out in this press release, if at all; whether Avivagen can obtain further commercial and trial alliances in Asia and elsewhere; and intellectual property rights may not be granted, or, if granted, may prove inadequate to protect Avivagen's inventions.

Readers should also refer to the risk factors in Avivagen's annual information form and other securities law filings from time to time. Accordingly, readers should not place undue or even any reliance on forward-looking statements.  Except as required by law, Avivagen assumes no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those reflected in the forward-looking statements.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

Copyright © 2017 Avivagen Inc. OxC-beta™ is a trademark of Avivagen Inc.
For more information:                       Avivagen Inc.Drew BasekDirector of Investor Relations100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6Phone: 416-540-0733E-mail: d.basek@avivagen.com Kym Anthony Interim Chief Executive Officer100 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1A 0R6Head Office Phone: 613-949-8164Website: www.avivagen.com

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