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Alfacell Announces Retirement of Chief Executive Officer
Date:4/28/2008

as been named president. Mr. Kenyon joined Alfacell in January 2007 as executive vice president, chief financial officer and corporate secretary. He was promoted to chief operating officer and elected to the board of directors in November 2007. The change in responsibilities is consistent with the efforts of the board of directors to develop a succession plan that allows for a smooth leadership transition upon the potential marketing approval of ONCONASE.

"It is a comfort for me to entrust the further development and potential commercialization of our exciting pipeline to Mr. Kenyon," said Ms. Shogen. "It has been a privilege to be part of Alfacell where I have experienced the rare opportunity to make an important scientific contribution and achieve the realization of my life's work."

"Our focus has begun to shift towards the necessary steps to grow Alfacell and maximize value for our shareholders," added Mr. Kenyon. "The termination of the royalty agreement will allow us to enhance our ability to increase investment in our promising technology platform. We are excited about the future of Alfacell, and I would like to congratulate Tina and commend her for the sound scientific foundation she has built for us."

About ONCONASE(R)

ONCONASE is a first-in-class therapeutic product candidate based on Alfacell's proprietary ribonuclease (RNase) technology. A natural protein isolated from the leopard frog, ONCONASE has been shown in the laboratory and clinic to target cancer cells while sparing normal cells. ONCONASE triggers apoptosis, the natural death of cells, via multiple molecular mechanisms of action.

About Alfacell Corporation

Alfacell Corporation is the first company to advance a biopharmaceutical product candidate that works in a manner similar to RNA interference (RNAi) through late-stage clinical trials. The product candidate, ONCONASE, is an RNase that overcomes the challenges of targeting RNA for therapeutic purposes wh
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