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Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Announces Completion of a $2.9 Million Private Placement and Company Presentations at Upcoming Industry Conferences in Geneva, Switzerland and Naples, Florida
Date:2/6/2009

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Diffusion Pharmaceuticals LLC, a clinical-stage drug development company commercializing first-in-class drugs that enhance oxygen diffusion, today announced the completion of a $2.9 million private placement. The proceeds will support the company's overall growth and clinical programs for its lead drug compound, trans sodium crocetinate (TSC). In addition, David G. Kalergis, Chief Executive Officer of Diffusion Pharmaceuticals, will be presenting at two industry conferences: BioBusiness 2009, February 16 - 18, in Geneva, Switzerland, and BioNetwork East 2009, March 16 - 18, in Naples, Florida.

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To date, Diffusion Pharmaceuticals has raised $13.1 million in private equity and has received $2.6 million in government research and development funding from the Office of Naval Research (ONR), bringing the company's total funding to $15.7 million. This funding has enabled the Company to advance its drug-development programs, which include a multi-center Phase I/II clinical trial in peripheral arterial disease patients and a Phase I trial in patients with high-grade gliomas at Johns Hopkins University. These clinical trials are designated NCT00725881 and NCT00826930, respectively, on the clinicaltrials.gov Website.

"In an economic environment in which one third of all US biotech companies may go out of business for lack of funding, we are fortunate to have key investors who strongly believe in our technology and who continue to increase their investment level. We are also fortunate to have attracted several new investors at significant levels," said David G. Kale
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