ATLANTA, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Formatech, Inc. announced that GeoVax Labs, Inc.'s (OTC Bulletin Board: GOVX) ("GeoVax") ("Company") HIV/AIDS vaccine will be the first clinical candidate that is formulated and filled under its Fillanthropy Program. The production run is scheduled to be completed in January 2010. Under this program, Formatech will donate the services required to aseptically fill and finish one lot of the vaccine for use in support of GeoVax's upcoming clinical trials.
"We're excited to have the opportunity to work with GeoVax on this program," said Jeffrey Bernard, Formatech's Director of Business Development. "The prevention, and eventual treatment, of HIV-1 certainly is a worthy cause. We're pleased to donate our services for this beneficial program and we wish GeoVax continued success with this promising vaccine."
"This generous gift represents a substantial cost savings to GeoVax and we graciously thank Formatech for helping the Company work towards our goal of managing and preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS through the development of a vaccine. The vials, which will contain our DNA vaccine, will be frozen and used with our future trials. This lot should allow us enough vaccine for upcoming preventative and therapeutic clinical trials," stated Robert McNally, Ph.D., President and Chief Executive Officer. "Additionally, as a thank you for this donation and in keeping with Formatech's philosophy behind their program, GeoVax will contribute a portion of this savings to a HIV/AIDS charity, to be named at a later date. Support for a vaccine within the HIV/AIDS community is strong, the need is vast and our commitment to developing a therapeutic and preventative vaccine is steadfast."
|SOURCE GeoVax Labs, Inc.|
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