BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwired - May 5, 2015) - Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLI) today announced the appointment of Langdon L. Miller, M.D., as President and Chief Medical Officer, effective immediately. 

Dr. Miller has served as a strategic medical advisor to Cleveland BioLabs since February 2014. He has more than 20 years of experience in the design and conduct of translational and clinical drug development programs in oncology (both in hematological and solid tumors) and orphan diseases. Dr. Miller has worked in all phases of drug development, from first-in-human studies through pivotal registration-directed trials to medical affairs programs and has filed multiple Investigational New Drug applications, Clinical Trial Applications, New Drug Applications and orphan drug applications. He played major roles in the development of filgrastim and sargramostim, in the regulatory approvals of irinotecan, exemestane, epirubicin, dexrazoxane, sunitinib, and idelalisib in several cancers, and in validating new endpoints for Duchenne muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis. Dr. Miller has extensive experience in the generation, analysis, presentation, and justification of drug development programs before regulatory authorities, advisory committees, investigators, investors, and business development partners. He has authored over 100 regulatory documents and publications. Prior to establishing his consultancy in 2013, Dr. Miller held leadership positions in government and in large and small biopharmaceutical companies, including the National Cancer Institute, Pharmacia Corporation, PTC Therapeutics, Calistoga Pharmaceuticals, and Gilead Sciences. He holds a Doctorate of Medicine from Northwestern University and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Minnesota and an oncology fellowship at Stanford University. 

Yakov Kogan, Ph.D., MBA, Chief Executive Officer, stated, "We are thrilled to welcome Langdon as a member of the CBLI executive team. His guidance over the past year has contributed to significant progress with our entolimod biodefense indication and multiple clinical programs. We are grateful for his commitment at this critical time in our development."

Dr. Miller noted, "My involvement with CBLI has continued to expand over the past several months. I believe that the company is in a unique position to advance novel treatments in the areas of acute radiation syndrome and immunotherapy. I look forward to providing leadership in facilitating the development strategy for the entire investigational pipeline." 

About Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.
Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. is an innovative biopharmaceutical company seeking to develop first-in-class pharmaceuticals designed to address diseases with significant medical need. The company's most advanced product candidate is entolimod, which is being developed for a biodefense indication and as a potential cancer treatment. The company conducts business in the United States and in the Russian Federation through a wholly-owned subsidiary, BioLab 612, LLC and through two joint ventures, Panacela Labs, Inc. and Incuron, LLC. The company maintains strategic relationships with the Cleveland Clinic and Roswell Park Cancer Institute. To learn more about Cleveland BioLabs, Inc., please visit the Company's website at http://www.cbiolabs.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking information about Cleveland BioLabs that is intended to be covered by the safe harbor for "forward-looking statements" provided by the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995, as amended. Forward-looking statements are statements that are not historical facts. Words and phrases such as "believe," "plan," "potential," "will," "look forward" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements regarding the conduct and results of our various clinical trials; the efficacy of our therapeutic products; our ability to successfully complete planned clinical studies; and our ability to obtain regulatory approval for our therapeutic products. All of such statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties, many of which are difficult to predict and generally beyond the control of the Company, that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in, or implied or projected by, the forward-looking information and statements. 

These factors include, among others, the risks inherent in the early stages of drug development and in conducting clinical trials; the Company's collaborative relationships and the financial risks related thereto; the Company's ability to comply with its obligations under license agreements; subsequent changes in the agreement with the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade; the Company's inability to obtain regulatory approval in a timely manner or at all; the Company's history of operating losses and the potential for future losses, which may lead the Company to not be able to continue as a going concern; and the Company's need for substantial additional financing to meet its business objectives. Some of these factors could cause future results to materially differ from the recent results or those projected in forward-looking statements. See also the "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" described in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.
Rachel Levine
Vice President, Investor Relations
T: 917-375-2935
E: rlevine@cbiolabs.com