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GenVec Receives an Approximately $2.5 Million Grant to Support Novel Cell Line Development
Date:8/25/2009

GAITHERSBURG, Md., Aug. 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- GenVec, Inc. (Nasdaq: GNVC) announced today that it has received a Phase 2 Small Business Innovation and Research (SBIR) grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support the development of GenVec's vector production technology.

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Funds from this grant, valued at approximately $2.5 million over three years, will be used to support the development of novel cell lines capable of producing vaccine vectors based on different human serotype groups and encoding inhibitory antigens.

"This important grant will support work to advance our cell line technology and enhance GenVec's ability to discover and develop new adenovector-based vaccines and therapeutics," said Dr. Doug Brough, GenVec's Executive Director of Vector Sciences.

About GenVec

GenVec, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutic drugs and vaccines. GenVec's lead product, TNFerade(TM), is currently in a pivotal clinical study (PACT) in locally advanced pancreatic cancer. TNFerade has also been and is currently being evaluated for its potential use in the treatment of several other cancers, including esophageal cancer, rectal cancer, and head and neck cancer. GenVec also uses its proprietary adenovector technology to develop vaccines for infectious diseases including HIV, malaria, foot-and-mouth disease, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and HSV-2. Additional information about GenVec is available at www.genvec.com and
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