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FDA Approves ACAM2000(TM) Vaccine for Protection Against Smallpox
Date:9/3/2007

e company developing novel vaccines that address significant unmet medical needs or substantially improve standards of care. ChimeriVax(TM)-JE, Acambis' most advanced vaccine candidate in its non-biodefense pipeline, has completed Phase 3 trials, and is currently undergoing pediatric trials in India. It is partnered with sanofi pasteur and Bharat Biotech. Acambis' proprietary ChimeriVax technology, developed in association with St Louis University, has also been used to develop Acambis' ChimeriVax-West Nile vaccine candidate, which is undergoing Phase 2 clinical testing, making it the most advanced investigational vaccine against the West Nile virus. Acambis also has the only vaccine in development against Clostridium difficile bacteria, a leading cause of hospital-acquired infections. Acambis' influenza program aims to develop a universal vaccine against influenza, for which a universal 'A' strain vaccine, ACAM-FLU-A(TM), is currently being tested in a Phase 1 trial, and also includes various further vaccine candidates in the research and pre-clinical stages.

Recognised internationally as the leading producer of smallpox vaccines, Acambis manufactured its smallpox vaccine, ACAM2000, for emergency-use stockpiles held by the US Government and 14 others governments around the world under a US FDA IND application. ACAM2000 is licensed for active immunization of persons determined to be at high risk for smallpox infection.

Acambis is based in Cambridge, UK and Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (ACM). More information is available at http://www.acambis.com.

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