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EntreMed Will Not Seek Shareholder Approval for Reverse Stock Split at Annual Meeting

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer and inflammatory diseases, today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has decided against seeking stockholder approval for a reverse stock split at the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on June 5, 2008. In light of recent gains in the Company's stock price, management's confidence in the Company's product candidate pipeline and the Company's current cash position, the Board of Directors concluded that it is not necessary to seek stockholder approval of a reverse stock split at this time.

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On April 4, 2008, the Company issued a press release disclosing that it had received a Deficiency Notice from the Listing Qualifications Department of the NASDAQ Stock Market, LLC, and had announced its intention to seek stockholder approval for a reverse stock split. The Company remains committed to becoming compliant with all Nasdaq listing requirements.

About EntreMed

EntreMed, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutic candidates primarily for the treatment of cancer and inflammation.

MKC-1 is currently in multiple Phase 2 clinical trials for cancer. MKC-1 is an oral cell-cycle regulator with activity against the mTOR pathway. ENMD-1198, a novel antimitotic agent, and ENMD-2076, a selective kinase inhibitor, are in Phase 1 studies in advanced cancers. The Company also has an approved IND application for Panzem(R) in rheumatoid arthritis. EntreMed's goal is to develop and commercialize new compounds based on the Company's expertise in angiogenesis, cell-cycle regulation and inflammation -- processes vital to the treatment of cancer and other diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. Additional information about EntreMed is available on the Company's web site at and in various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act with respect to the outlook for expectations for future financial or business performance (including the timing of royalty revenues and future R&D expenditures), strategies, expectations and goals. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and no duty to update forward-looking statements is assumed. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, including those set forth in Securities and Exchange Commission filings under "Risk Factors," including risks relating to the need for additional capital and the uncertainty of additional funding; variations in actual sales of Thalomid(R), risks associated with the Company's product candidates; the early-stage products under development; results in preclinical models are not necessarily indicative of clinical results, uncertainties relating to preclinical and clinical trials; success in the clinical development of any products; dependence on third parties; future capital needs; and risks relating to the commercialization, if any, of the Company's proposed products (such as marketing, safety, regulatory, patent, product liability, supply, competition and other risks).


Ginny Dunn

Associate Director, Corporate Communications & Investor Relations

EntreMed, Inc.


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