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Advanced Life Sciences Announces Collaboration With UK Ministry of Defence on ALS-886
Date:7/17/2008

CHICAGO, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADLS), today announced that the United Kingdom's Defence Science and Technology Laboratory ("Dstl") will evaluate the developmental compound ALS-886 as a treatment for chemically induced lung injury. ALS-886 is a small molecule therapeutic that, in preclinical studies, has demonstrated efficacy in reducing and preventing tissue damage in the lungs. Dstl has experience modeling lung injury and will conduct animal efficacy studies to measure the ability of ALS-886 to improve the clinical outcome following lung injury that results from the inhalation of chemicals that damage the lung surface.

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"While we remain focused on our cethromycin partnering and NDA submission activities, we have continued our efforts on the biodefense front. In this regard, we have been pleased to identify additional opportunities to advance our pipeline programs along the way. Thus, we are excited to announce that Dstl has selected ALS-886 for evaluation as a novel therapy with potential to reduce the effects that result from damage to the lung surface," said Michael T. Flavin, Ph.D., chairman and chief executive officer of Advanced Life Sciences. "Dstl is internationally recognized for its ability to evaluate new therapeutic countermeasures that combat chemical and biological warfare agents, and we are very excited to partner with them to develop ALS-886 for potential procurement as a medical countermeasure."

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