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Medicago holds official groundbreaking ceremony for its U.S. commercial grade vaccine facility
Date:10/1/2010

Medicago U.S.A. as Vice President of U.S. Operations and will lead the Company's U.S. expansion efforts. He was previously President and CEO of Abeome, a biotechnology company developing therapeutic and diagnostic monoclonal antibodies. Mr. Wanner served for over 11 years as CFO for Merial and Rhone Merieux, Inc. (RMI), one of the world's leading animal health companies, where he was involved in the construction and management of a large scale vaccine production facility in the U.S.

"Mike is a key addition to our senior management team. He brings tremendous experience in the vaccine industry and his hands on knowledge in the construction and management of a large-scale U.S. vaccine production facility will have immediate benefits in our U.S expansion efforts," stated Mr. Sheldon. "This expansion is a key part of our development plan for both our pandemic and seasonal influenza products as we will now have a U.S. commercial facility ready to participate in the $7B pandemic and seasonal influenza markets. Moreover, our U.S. facility will strengthen our relationships with key stakeholders in the U.S. and will provide us with enhanced access to the various grant programs for additional funding awards."

Members of the media are invited to attend the official ground breaking ceremony

When: Friday, October 1st at 10:00am Where: 7 Triangle Drive, Research Triangle Park, NC 27709

About Medicago

Medicago is committed to providing highly effective and affordable vaccines based on proprietary Virus-Like Particle (VLP) and manufacturing technologies. Medicago is developing VLP vaccines to protect against pandemic and seasonal influenza using a transient expression system which produces recombinant vaccine antigens in non-transgenic plants. Their lead vaccine candidate, H5N1, has successfully completed a PI clinical trial and will be entering a PII clinical trial in 2010. Medicago's technology has potential to offer advantages of speed and c
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