ALPHARETTA, Ga., June 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Clearside Biomedical, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLSD), a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing treatments that restore and preserve vision for people with serious eye diseases, announced today that its Chief Executive Officer and President, Daniel H. White, will participate in an ophthalmology panel discussion at the 2018 JMP Securities Life Sciences Conference on Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. ET at The St. Regis Hotel in New York, NY.

Mr. White will provide an overview of Clearside’s suprachoroidal CLS-TA clinical development programs during the panel discussion and will participate in one-on-one meetings with investors who are registered to attend the conference.

The presentation that will be used in the panel discussion and investor meetings is expected to contain additional clinical data from Clearside’s Phase 2 clinical trial (“TYBEE”) evaluating suprachoroidal CLS-TA used with intravitreally administered EYLEA® (aflibercept) in patients with diabetic macular edema (“DME”). As the event will not be webcast, Clearside advised that it expects to file the additional data as an exhibit to a Current Report on Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) on or about Wednesday, June 20, 2018.

About Suprachoroidal CLS-TA

Suprachoroidal CLS-TA, Clearside’s first investigational treatment, is a proprietary suspension of the corticosteroid triamcinolone acetonide formulated for administration to the back of the eye via the suprachoroidal space, or SCSTM[superscript TM], which is the space located between the choroid and the outer protective layer of the eye known as the sclera. CLS-TA has been observed to reduce inflammation and other complications that lead to swelling of the macula, a leading cause of visual impairment and blindness. Clearside’s proprietary suprachoroidal treatment approach is designed to enable rapid dispersion of a high amount of medicine to the back of the eye so that adequate medicine reaches and stays at the site of disease and has potential to act longer. This approach has potential to provide efficacy advantages and require fewer treatments and office visits while minimizing harm to the surrounding healthy parts of the eye.

Suprachoroidal CLS-TA, used either alone or together with an intravitreal anti-VEGF agent, is being studied as part of Clearside’s pipeline of treatments for unmet or underserved sight-threatening eye diseases that manifest in the retina and the choroid.

About Clearside

Clearside Biomedical, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing treatments that restore and preserve vision for people with serious eye diseases. Clearside’s proprietary suprachoroidal treatment approach offers unprecedented access to the back of the eye where sight threatening disease often occurs. The company’s unique platform for eye disease treatments is inherently flexible and intended to work with established medicines, new formulations of medicines, as well as future innovations. Clearside’s pipeline includes advanced and pre-clinical product candidates in diseases where macular edema is a common complication, including uveitis, retinal vein occlusion, DME and wet age-related macular degeneration. Clearside’s most advanced program is in non-infectious uveitis and it expects to file a New Drug Application (“NDA”) with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for use of suprachoroidal CLS-TA in non-infectious uveitis by the end of 2018. Clearside is headquartered in Alpharetta, GA. For more information, please visit http://www.clearsidebio.com. Follow @clearsidebio on Twitter and Linkedin.

Cautionary Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements

Any statements contained in this press release that do not describe historical facts may constitute forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements may be identified by words such as “believe”, “expect”, “may”, “plan”, “potential”, “will”, and similar expressions, and are based on Clearside’s current beliefs and expectations. These forward-looking statements include expectations regarding the clinical development of Clearside’s product candidates, including the timing of additional data from the TYBEE trial, the potential attributes and benefits of Clearside’s product candidates, and the timing of a potential submission of an NDA with the FDA. These statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those reflected in such statements. Risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially include uncertainties inherent in the conduct of clinical trials, Clearside’s reliance on third parties over which it may not always have full control, and other risks and uncertainties that are described in Clearside’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017, filed with the SEC on March 16, 2018, and Clearside’s other Periodic Reports filed with the SEC. Any forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release and are based on information available to Clearside as of the date of this release, and Clearside assumes no obligation to, and does not intend to, update any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contacts:

Stephen KilmerInvestor Relations(678) 430-8206stephen.kilmer@clearsidebio.com

Charles DeignanChief Financial Officer(678) 270-4005charlie.deignan@clearsidebio.com