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Raven biotechnologies to Provide Updates on Oncology Pipeline With Four AACR Presentations
Date:2/12/2008

Biology 5

Date and Time: Sunday, April 13, 2008, 8:00 AM

Abstract Number: 385

The RAV12 monoclonal antibody mediates antitumor activity via multiple mechanisms of action and synergizes with chemotherapeutic agents in vivo
Session ID: Experimental and Molecular Therapeutics 32

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 8:00 AM

Abstract Number: 4000

Monoclonal antibody KID24 targets human ADAM9 and is a potent inhibitor of tumor growth and metastasis in vivo
Session ID: Experimental and Molecular Therapeutics 32

Date and Time: Tuesday, April 15, 2008, 8:00 AM

Abstract Number: 3989

About Raven

Raven biotechnologies, inc. (http://www.ravenbio.com) is a privately held biotechnology company focused on the development of monoclonal antibody therapeutics for treating cancer. Raven's lead product candidate, RAV12, targets adenocarcinomas and is in clinical development for the treatment of gastrointestinal and other cancers. Raven's discovery process simultaneously identifies cell-surface drug targets and the antibody therapeutics to regulate them. Our focus on biological function allows us to rapidly identify novel target antigens and therapeutic candidates in their native configuration in the intact cell membrane. Our integrated approach is based on proprietary methods for optimizing the production of MAbs targeting cell-surface proteins, including the use of human tissue-specific progenitor and tumor stem cell lines developed at Raven.

To date Raven has identified multiple candidate therapeutic MAbs for many cancer indications including lung, colon, pancreatic, prostate, breast, and ovarian cancer.

On November 12, 2007, Raven and VaxGen Inc. (Pink Sheets: VXGN), a biopharmaceutical company, announced that their respective boards of directors unanimously approved a definitive merger agreement. The merger
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