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BioWa Announces License of POTELLIGENT(R) Technology to sanofi-aventis
Date:4/8/2009

PRINCETON, N.J., April 8 /PRNewswire/ -- BioWa, Inc. announced today that it has entered into a license agreement with sanofi-aventis (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), providing the global healthcare company with access to BioWa's POTELLIGENT(R) Technology platform for the research, development and commercialization of their antibody therapies with enhanced antibody-dependent cellular cytotoxicity (ADCC).

"We are extremely pleased about our partnership with sanofi-aventis, a global healthcare company with a strong worldwide presence," commented Dr. Masamichi Koike, BioWa's President and CEO. "Sanofi-aventis' world-class R&D organization and global market presence will enable us to promote and extend the benefit of the technology to patients all over the world more efficiently."

"By working with BioWa's POTELLIGENT(R) Technology, we will further improve the mechanism of action of our therapeutic antibodies and make them more potent and more effective against targeted diseases," added Jean-Marc Herbert, Senior Vice President Discovery Research, sanofi-aventis.

Under the terms of the license agreement, BioWa grants sanofi-aventis non-exclusive rights to research, develop and commercialize therapeutic antibodies generated through POTELLIGENT(R) Technology for an undisclosed number of targets. In return, BioWa will receive upfront payments, and may receive development milestone payments and royalties on products. Other details of the agreement are not disclosed.

About POTELLIGENT(R) Technology

POTELLIGENT(R) Technology improves potency and efficacy of antibody therapeutics, by enhancing ADCC, one of the major mechanisms of action for antibody therapeutics. POTELLIGENT(R) Technology involves the reduction of the amount of fucose in the carbohydrate structure of
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