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Chimerix Names George Painter, Ph.D., Chairman of the Board and Chief Scientific Officer; Appoints Kenneth I. Moch President and Chief Executive Officer
Date:5/4/2010

ology at Burroughs Wellcome Co., and International Deputy Therapeutic Head for Antiviral Research at Glaxo Wellcome, Inc.  Dr. Painter is a co-inventor on more than forty-five patents, six of which have led to approved commercially available drugs or combinations of drugs for the treatment of HIV and hepatitis B.  He earned a B.S. in chemistry, an M.S. in physical organic chemistry and a Ph.D. in synthetic chemistry from Emory University.

"I have been privileged to lead an outstanding team in advancing CMX001 and CMX157, two potent antiviral drug candidates, and in establishing Chimerix as an innovative force in antiviral drug research," said Dr. Painter.  "We are looking forward to taking the company to the next level as we develop important new antiviral products.  As Chairman and Chief Scientific Officer of Chimerix, I am focused on supporting our future success and expanding our scientific vision as it applies to imperative global health needs."

About Chimerix

Chimerix is developing antiviral therapeutics to treat life-threatening diseases.  Led by a world-class antiviral drug development team, Chimerix is advancing programs to address cytomegalovirus (CMV), BK virus, adenovirus, smallpox, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza.  The company's lead compound, CMX001, is in Phase 1 and Phase 2 clinical studies for the treatment of BK virus and CMV, potentially deadly infections among immunocompromised patients.  CMX001 is also being developed as a biodefense countermeasure in the event of a smallpox release.  CMX157, a late-stage preclinical candidate, is a new chemical entity created by applying Chimerix's

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