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AIT Therapeutics to Present Data from Its Inhaled Nitric Oxide Study in Patients Infected with Mycobacterium Abscessus Complex at the 2018 American Thoracic Society Conference  

Presentation will be part of a mini-symposium being held on May 22

NEW YORK, May 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AIT Therapeutics, Inc. (OTC:AITB), a clinical-stage medical device and biopharmaceutical company focused on developing inhaled Nitric Oxide (NO) for the treatment of patients with respiratory conditions including serious lung infections and pulmonary hypertension, today announced its study, entitled “Nitric Oxide Inhalations in CF Patients Infected with Mycobacterium Abscessus Complex: A Prospective, Open-Labeled Multi-Center Pilot Study” will be presented at the 2018 American Thoracic Society (ATS) Conference being held on May 18-23, 2018 in San Diego, CA. The study will be presented on May 22 as part of a mini-symposium on “Advances in the Management of Pulmonary NTM Disease.”

“We are pleased to have the opportunity to present our data at the upcoming ATS Conference being held in San Diego,” said Steven Lisi, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AIT Therapeutics. “The ATS Conference draws global interest from leaders in the field and we are eager to share our data.  We will also be participating in the NTM & Bronchiectasis Physician/Patient Conference on May 17 in La Jolla, CA where we will demonstrate our NO generator.”

Details for the presentation are as follows:

Presentation Title:Nitric Oxide Inhalations in CF Patients Infected with Mycobacterium Abscessus Complex: A Prospective, Open-Labeled Multi-Center Pilot Study
Session Title: C96. Advances in the Management of Pulmonary NTM Disease
Date/Time: Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 3:15 p.m. PST
Room:Grand Ballroom 8-9 (North Tower, Lobby Level) – Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina

About Nitric Oxide (NO)
Nitric Oxide (NO) is a powerful molecule proven to play a critical role in a broad array of biological functions.  In the airways, NO is believed to play a key role in the innate immune system at concentrations of approximately 200 ppm.  In vitro studies suggest that NO possesses anti-microbial activity not only against common bacteria, both gram-positive and gram-negative, but also against other diverse organisms including mycobacteria, fungi, yeast and parasites, and has the potential to eliminate multi-drug resistant strains. 

About Mycobacterium abscessus complex (MABSC) of the Lungs
MABSC is the most aggressive and difficult to treat form of non-tuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). There are currently no approved treatments for MABSC. Current standard-of-care is a cocktail of antibiotics that often proves to be ineffective with severe adverse effects.  Most patients suffering from MABSC have an underlying disease, such as cystic fibrosis or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). The median survival of those suffering from MABSC is less than 5 years.

About AIT Therapeutics Inc.
AIT Therapeutics Inc. is a clinical-stage medical device and biopharmaceutical company using nitric oxide (NO) to treat respiratory and other diseases. The Company is currently applying its therapeutic expertise to treat lower respiratory tract infections that are not effectively addressed with current standards of care, as well as pulmonary hypertension, in various settings. AIT Therapeutics is currently advancing its revolutionary NO Generator and Delivery System in clinical trials for the treatment of bronchiolitis and severe lung infections such as nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM). For more information, visit

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Steven Lisi, Chief Executive Officer
AIT Therapeutics, Inc.

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