Celator® Pharmaceuticals to Present Phase 3 Data at 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting

April 21, 2016 – Celator® Pharmaceuticals Inc.

EWING, N.J., April 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:CPXX) today announced that Phase 3 clinical trial data for VYXEOS™ (cytarabine:daunorubicin) Liposome for Injection (also known as CPX-351), its lead product candidate, will be presented at the 2016 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in Chicago, June 3-7, 2016.

A late-breaking abstract on the Phase 3 clinical trial was selected for an oral presentation:
Date & Track Time: Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 3:00pm to 6:00pm CT
Track: Hematologic Malignancies – Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndromes, and Allotransplant
Presentation Title:  Final results of a phase III randomized trial of CPX-351 versus 7+3 in older patients with newly diagnosed high risk (secondary) AML.
Presenter:  Jeffrey E. Lancet, M.D., H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Abstract #:7000
Presentation Time: 3:00pm to 3:12pm CT
Location:  Arie Crown Theatre


About Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Celator Pharmaceuticals, Inc., with locations in Ewing, N.J., and Vancouver, B.C., is an oncology-focused biopharmaceutical company that is transforming the science of combination therapy, and developing products to improve patient outcomes in cancer. Celator’s proprietary technology platform, CombiPlex®, enables the rational design and rapid evaluation of optimized combinations of anti-cancer drugs, incorporating traditional chemotherapies as well as molecularly targeted agents to deliver enhanced anti-cancer activity. CombiPlex addresses several fundamental shortcomings of conventional combination regimens, as well as the challenges inherent in combination drug development, by identifying the most effective synergistic molar ratio of the drugs being combined in vitro, and fixing this ratio in a nano-scale drug delivery complex to maintain the optimized combination after administration and ensuring exposure of this ratio to the tumor. Celator’s lead product is VYXEOS™ (also known as CPX-351), a nano-scale liposomal formulation of cytarabine:daunorubicin in Phase 3 clinical testing for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia. The Company has also conducted clinical development on CPX-1, a nano-scale liposomal formulation of irinotecan:floxuridine studied in colorectal cancer; and have a preclinical stage product candidate, CPX-8, a hydrophobic docetaxel prodrug nanoparticle formulation. More recently, the Company has advanced its CombiPlex platform and broadened its application to include molecularly targeted therapies. For more information, please visit Celator’s website at www.celatorpharma.com. Information on ongoing trials is available at www.clinicaltrials.gov.

Forward-Looking Statements:
To the extent that statements contained in this press release are not descriptions of historical facts regarding Celator, they are forward-looking statements reflecting the current beliefs and expectations of management made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as “may,” “will,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “intend,” and similar expressions (as well as other words or expressions referencing future events, conditions or circumstances) are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Examples of forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, among others, statements regarding the safety, potential efficacy and therapeutic potential of VYXEOS™ (also known as CPX-351), our expectations regarding our research and development programs and advancing our CombiPlex platform and the potential to establish research and development collaborations applying our proprietary technologies with other biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies. Forward-looking statements in this release involve substantial risks and uncertainties that could cause our development programs, future results, or achievements to differ significantly from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the uncertainties inherent in the conduct of clinical studies, whether clinical study results obtained to date will be predictive of future results, whether the final results of our clinical studies will be supportive of regulatory approval to market VYXEOS and other matters that could affect the commercial potential of our drug candidates. Celator undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Celator undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to the business of the company in general, see Celator’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, subsequent reports on Form 8-K, and other filings by the company with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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