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Advanced Life Sciences Expands Antibiotic Pipeline
Date:7/26/2010

CHICAGO, July 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, today announced that the Company has entered into a sponsored research and option agreement with The University of British Columbia (UBC) to develop several antimicrobial peptides.  These peptides exhibit bactericidal properties and kill both Gram-positive and Gram-negative organisms rapidly and directly.  They have shown activity against clinically important resistant bacteria, such as vancomycin-resistant enterococci (VRE), a pathogen that is most commonly acquired by patients while hospitalized, and methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Also, these peptides are expected to have significant activity against biodefense pathogens such as Bacillus anthracis.

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Under the terms of the agreement with UBC, Advanced Life Sciences paid an option fee upon execution of the agreement and will make additional payments based on the completion of specific m
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