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PharmAthene CEO To Participate on Biosecurity Panel at the 2010 BIO International Conference

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, today announced that the Company's Interim CEO, Eric I. Richman, will be participating on a special biosecurity panel presentation promoting the critical interrelationship between government, academia and industry in the development of medical countermeasures vital to our nation's biosecurity.

The panel presentation, entitled "Public Private Partnerships for State-of-the-Art Countermeasures" will be held at 4:00 pm EDT on Wednesday, May 5, 2010, as part of the inaugural 2010 Biosecurity Conference, co-located with the 2010 BIO International Conference, May 3-6, 2010, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.  

Officials in the biodefense industry note that increasing our nation's capability to rapidly and effectively develop and produce new and better medical countermeasures might not simply prevent casualties, but reduce the likelihood of such an attack.  Panelists, which include senior government officials and leading industry representatives will assess the process for the creation of these countermeasures and analyze the successes and challenges in their development through case studies and discussion, with the goal of enhancing our biodefense readiness and strategic national arsenal.

About PharmAthene, Inc.

PharmAthene was formed to meet the critical needs of the United States and its allies by developing and commercializing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical weapons. PharmAthene's lead product development programs include:

  • SparVax™ - a second generation recombinant protective antigen (rPA) anthrax vaccine
  • Third generation rPA anthrax vaccine
  • Valortim® - a fully human monoclonal antibody for the prevention and treatment of anthrax infection
  • Protexia® - a novel bioscavenger for the prevention and treatment of morbidity and mortality associated with exposure to chemical nerve agents

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