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AlphaVax Announces New CMV Advisory Board

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Jan. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- AlphaVax has assembled its Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Advisory Board to provide expertise and advice as the company moves its CMV vaccine candidates through clinical development. To be chaired by Dr. Robert Olmsted, AlphaVax's Vice President for Research, the Board members include:

-- Mark Schleiss, MD, Professor, Associate Head for Research and the

American Legion Chair in the Department of Pediatrics and Director,

Division of Infectious Diseases, at the University of Minnesota.

-- David Bernstein, MD, Albert Sabin Professor of Pediatrics, Director,

Infectious Diseases and Director of the Gamble Program at the

Cincinnati Children's Hospital and Medical Center.

-- Robert Pass, MD, Professor, Pediatrics and Microbiology at the

University of Alabama - Birmingham.

-- Paul D. Griffiths, MD, DSc, Professor and Head of the Centre for

Virology, Division of Infection at Royal Free and University College

Medical School in London.

AlphaVax is pleased to have these distinguished researchers and clinicians in the field of cytomegalovirus provide their perspectives on advancing an alphavirus vectored CMV vaccine. "We look forward to working with our CMV Advisory Board to help design and implement post-Phase I clinical programs for assessing the potential of our CMV vaccine candidates in transplant indications, prevention of mother-to-child transmission, and prophylactic adolescent immunization," said Dr. Olmsted.

About AlphaVax

AlphaVax, Inc. is a North Carolina-based, clinical-stage company that uses a novel alphavirus vector platform technology that has proven to be highly flexible and immunogenic, and allows the same manufacturing, formulation, and delivery strategies to be applied to many different products. In addition to programs in influenza and cytomegalovirus, important disease targets include cancer, HIV and a number of biodefense vaccine products. The AlphaVax headquarters and R&D facilities are located in Research Triangle Park, and its GMP manufacturing facility is located in Lenoir, NC. The company employs staff with expertise spanning vaccine design, process development, GMP manufacturing, quality assurance, and regulatory and clinical affairs.

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