Exhibit 99.1



Titan Pharmaceuticals Receives Funding to Develop Combination HIV Therapeutic and Contraceptive Implant for Women in Developing Countries


SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 25, 2021 – Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTNP) (“Titan” or the “Company”) today announced that it has received funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support the demonstration of its ability to deliver a human immunodeficiency virus (“HIV”) preventative therapeutic and a contraceptive from a single implant using its proprietary ProNeura® technology, and ensure this technology is accessible to women and adolescent girls in low- and middle-income countries.


“Reducing the burden of HIV, while simultaneously increasing access to contraceptive options, could have a major impact on the health of women and adolescent girls in low- and middle-income countries,” said Marc Rubin, M.D., Executive Chairman of Titan. “We believe that our ProNeura platform is uniquely suited to this program, as we have demonstrated the feasibility of long-term delivery of two pharmaceutically active ingredients from a single implant in an earlier development program. The continuous long-term delivery of a contraceptive/antiviral combination has the potential to have a greater public health impact in developing nations, compared with daily dosing of multiple compounds.”


About Titan Pharmaceuticals


Titan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTNP), based in South San Francisco, CA, is a development stage company developing proprietary therapeutics with its ProNeura® long-term, continuous drug delivery technology. The ProNeura technology has the potential to be used in developing products for treating a number of chronic conditions, where maintaining consistent, around-the-clock blood levels of medication may benefit the patient and improve medical outcomes. For more information about Titan, please visit www.titanpharm.com.


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