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Integrated BioTherapeutics Awarded NIAID Contract For Up to $65 Million for Development of a Vaccine against Ebola and Marburg Viruses
Date:10/7/2008

laborating organizations include Protein Sciences Corporation, Meriden, Conn.; Aridis Pharmaceuticals, San Jose, Calif.; Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Tex.; and AMAR International, Fairfax, Va.

The ultimate objective of the government's program is to develop a safe and effective vaccine to protect against the Zaire, Sudan and Cote d'Ivoire strains of Ebola virus as well as multiple isolates of Marburg virus. The vaccine, to be developed by IBT, provides broad protection in nonhuman primates. The virus-like particle vaccines are strikingly similar to the authentic virus and were originally developed by IBT's founders and their colleagues at USAMRIID.

Initially, IBT will receive approximately $22 million to conduct preclinical activities, including preclinical efficacy animal studies, development and qualification of assays, formulation studies and process development for manufacturing activities. After preclinical studies, NIAID may exercise options to the contract that include cGMP manufacturing, Phase 1 clinical trial, scale-up of cGMP manufacturing, lyophylized formulation and a Phase 2 clinical trial The potential value of the entire contract if all the options are exercised by the government, is $65.2 million.

About Integrated BioTherapeutics Inc.:

Integrated BioTherapeutics Inc. (IBT) is an emerging research-based company dedicated to development of vaccines, immunotherapeutics, and discovery of small molecules targeting emerging infectious agents. IBT is located in Germantown, Maryland. IBT has a portfolio of proprietary recombinant technologies for development of vaccines and immunotherapeutics against major biodefense and emerging infectious agents, with an emphasis on staphylococcal, and streptococcal infections, as well as viral hemorrhagic fevers. IBT has experience and a close working arrangement with many of the United States government agencies including the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious
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