Innovation Pharmaceuticals Brilacidin Franchise Anchored in Three Clinical Indications — Oral Mucositis, Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Serious Skin Infections; Expands into Dermatologic Diseases

BEVERLY, MA – January 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) Innovation Pharmaceuticals, (OTCQB:IPIX) (“the Company”), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company, today provides a business development update:

· The Confidential Disclosure Agreement (CDA) count toward partnering with global and specialty pharmaceutical companies interested in the Company’s first-in-class drug candidates is nearing 20, with additional Agreements in review. Successfully securing partnerships would afford the Company access to immediate and potentially recurring sources of non-dilutive capital, including upfront fees, milestone-based payments and tiered royalties;

· A leading international drug manufacturer has been engaged with to bulk produce commercial-quality Brilacidin, aimed at lowering patient drug cost and anticipating future drug needs in preparation for expedient market introduction. This critical step also proactively facilitates future patient and insurance reimbursement adoption through favorable cost savings;

· After a recent successful Phase 2 trial in Oral Mucositis (OM), the Company believes that it is the clear global leader in this area as it develops an easy-to-administer oral rinse medicine for the prevention of severe Oral Mucositis (SOM) in Head and Neck Cancer (HNC) patients receiving chemoradiation—analysts estimate this market could reach $1 billion in coming years.

Brilacidin—Dermatology Formulation Development

Brilacidin has successfully completed Phase 2 trials in Oral Mucositis (OM), Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Acute Bacterial Skin and Structure Infection (ABSSSI). A drug with broad platform potential (pdf), Brilacidin’s innate properties and modes of action, as well as additional pre-clinical work, support the drug’s potential for topical application in dermatology, including: Atopic Dermatitis, Acne, and Hidradenitis Suppurativa. All are areas of large unmet need and comprise highly lucrative markets.

To further these efforts, the Company is in negotiations with a leading drug formulator to develop topical formulation(s) of Brilacidin for these three dermatology indications, starting in 1H2018. The goal of the negotiations is to reach terms on a strategic partnership for addressing these markets. The formulator brings an impressive track record of developing products that have earned billions of dollars for global pharmaceutical companies.

For a discussion on Brilacidin’s potential as a topical agent in dermatology, please read more at the following link:

· Brilacidin’s Potential Application in Dermatology

For more on Brilacidin, learn more here:

· http://www.ipharminc.com/brilacidin-1/