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Promising Data Presented on GenVec Malaria Program
Date:11/14/2012

enter plans to use this clinical material to assess the safety and efficacy of these next-generation vectored vaccines using the clinical challenge model developed by Naval Medical Research Center and the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research malaria vaccine programs, which now are unified as the U.S. Military Malaria Vaccine Program.

Research reported in this release was supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the National Institutes of Health under grant number 1R43AIO84269-01. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

About Malaria

Malaria is one of the world's most widespread and burdensome infectious diseases. This life-threatening parasitic infection is transmitted to humans through the bite of an infected mosquito. Malaria parasites initially invade liver cells and, after multiplying, release tens of thousands of new parasites, which invade red blood cells, multiply again, and then destroy these cells. High fever, headache, and shaking chills appear approximately nine to fourteen days after the infectious bite. If untreated, the infection can progress rapidly and become life threatening – destroying red blood cells, causing severe anemia, and blocking capillaries that nourish the brain and other vital organs, resulting in multisystem failure, coma and death. Malaria causes approximately 243 million acute illnesses and 863,000 deaths annually, mostly among children under the age of five. Malaria is a major health risk for travelers and the military.

About GenVec

GenVec is a biopharmaceutical company using differentiated, proprietary technologies to create superior therapeutics and vaccines. A key component of our strategy is to develop and commercialize our product candidates through collaborations. GenVec is working with leading companies and organization
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