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EGEN, Inc. Announces the Promotion of Khursheed Anwer, Ph.D., to President and Chief Scientific Officer
Date:6/3/2009

ositions since 2002, most recently as Senior Vice-President and Chief Scientific Officer. In these positions he has led the execution of EGEN's proprietary discovery and development initiatives leading to EGEN's strong intellectual property position, was instrumental in building EGEN's research and development team and fostered important industry collaborations that are underway.

"I am pleased to have the opportunity to continue my personal contributions to EGEN's success," said Dr. Anwer. "I look forward to working with the Board of Directors and moving EGEN's technology forward to create additional value for our shareholders. We are poised to take the company's novel technology to the next level and make the promise of nucleic acid (DNA, RNAi) therapeutics become a reality."

About EGEN, Inc.

EGEN, Inc., is a privately held biopharmaceutical company located in Huntsville, Alabama and is focused on developing therapeutics for the treatment of human diseases via nucleic acid (DNA and RNAi) delivery. The Company has a significant intellectual property position in delivery systems, their novel compositions with nucleic acids and their therapeutic applications. EGEN's research pipeline includes products involving siRNA, shRNA and plasmid DNA for the treatment of various cancers and other diseases and has a number of collaborations with outside investigators, biotech organizations and universities on various projects in these areas.

For more information on EGEN, please visit http://www.egeninc.com/ .


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