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Human Genome Sciences Announces New Order for Raxibacumab (ABthrax(TM)) from U.S. Government
Date:7/22/2009

ization of its two lead drugs, Albuferon(R) (albinterferon alfa-2b) for hepatitis C and BENLYSTA(TM) (belimumab, formerly LymphoStat-B(R)) for lupus. Albuferon has successfully completed Phase 3 development, and the filing of global marketing applications is expected in fall 2009. BENLYSTA has successfully met its primary endpoint in the first of two Phase 3 trials in systemic lupus erythematosus, and results of the second BENLYSTA Phase 3 trial are expected in November 2009.

In April 2009, HGS completed delivery of 20,000 doses of raxibacumab (ABthrax(TM)) to the U.S. Strategic National Stockpile for use in the event of an emergency for the treatment of inhalation anthrax; a follow-on order for an additional 45,000 doses was received in July 2009. The Company also has several drugs in earlier stages of clinical development for the treatment of cancer, led by the TRAIL receptor antibody HGS-ETR1 and a small-molecule antagonist of IAP (inhibitor of apoptosis) proteins. In addition, HGS has substantial financial rights to certain products in the GSK clinical pipeline including darapladib, currently in Phase 3 development as a potential treatment for coronary heart disease, and Syncria(R) (albiglutide), currently in Phase 3 development as a potential treatment for type 2 diabetes.

For more information about HGS, please visit the Company's web site at www.hgsi.com. Health professionals and patients interested in clinical trials of HGS products may inquire via e-mail to medinfo@hgsi.com or by calling HGS at (877) 822-8472.

HGS, Human Genome Sciences, ABthrax, Albuferon, BENLYSTA and LymphoStat-B are trademarks of Human Genome Sciences, Inc.

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