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Novavax Announces New Capital Infusion Through a Strategic Alliance with Cadila Pharmaceuticals of India
Date:3/31/2009

, stated: "We are delighted to have the opportunity to partner with Novavax and support the delivery of medically important vaccines for the Indian population. We have been looking for a vaccine partner in the United States with advanced vaccine technology for some time, and in Novavax, we believe that we have found the best combination of an advanced and proven technology platform for creating next generation vaccines. We are impressed with Novavax's management team and its track record and we anticipate a long and successful relationship with Novavax."

Dr. Singhvi concluded, "This strategic agreement with Cadila demonstrates an innovative way to build our business internationally and penetrate emerging markets. It is consistent with our strategy to establish regional alliances and work with pharmaceutical industry leaders to develop novel vaccines against influenza and other infectious diseases within the region and globally."

About VLPs

Using its proprietary virus-like particle (VLP) technology, Novavax scientists have created vaccines without the use of an adjuvant by using a structure similar to a virus but without the genetic material required for viral replication. Once injected into the body, VLPs attach to cells and trigger an immune response sufficient to protect a person if they are exposed to the virus.

VLPs may have a number of advantages over traditional vaccines. Because they more closely match an individual viral strain, VLPs can trigger a more robust immune response. In addition, live virus is not needed to produce a VLP vaccine. Rather, Novavax scientists need only the genetic sequence of a virus to quickly create a VLP vaccine against it. Because VLPs do not contain viral nucleic acids (DNA or RNA), they cannot replicate, and therefore they present no threat of infection to a person being vaccinated.

The VLP platform is well suited to the development of vac
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