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Alliance for Biosecurity Testifies Before Congress on Funding for Medical Countermeasure Development
Date:3/18/2009

pose, but to date it has provided less than half of this amount. Wright highlighted several promising vaccines and therapies that could benefit from increased funding and noted that each new biotech job results in the creation of 5.8 additional jobs in other industries. "Increased funding would advance the day when our nation has access to these critical countermeasures," Wright stated, but "until that day arrives, the American people remain at risk."

About the Alliance for Biosecurity

The Alliance for Biosecurity was formed in June of 2005 by biopharmaceutical companies and the Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Alliance members are committed to partnering with government and promoting a new era in the prevention and treatment of severe infectious diseases - particularly those that present global security challenges - through innovative and accelerated research, development and production of countermeasures. Company members of the Alliance include: Bavarian-Nordic, Cangene Corporation, DOR BioPharma, Inc., Dynport Vaccine Company LLC, a CSC Company, Elusys Therapeutics, Emergent BioSolutions, Hematech, Inc., a subsidiary of Kyowa Kirin, Human Genome Sciences, Inc., NanoViricides, Inc., Pfizer Inc., PharmAthene, Siga Technologies, and Unither Virology LLC, a subsidiary of United Therapeutics.


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