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VIRxSYS Announces Interim Results from VRX496 Gene Therapy Phase II Trial
Date:2/6/2008

al vectors, lentiviral vectors appear to sustain expression of the delivered genes of interest for a longer period of time. Their safety profiles are currently being evaluated in clinical trials.

"These results are everything we've been hoping for," said Dr. Riku Rautsola, CEO and President of VIRxSYS. "VRX496 is a remarkably promising treatment for HIV. We are very excited about what we are seeing so far in our trials and are confident that these results will continue into Phase III."

The VIRxSYS results were presented at CROI on Tuesday, February 5th from 1-4 PM at session 124 in Hall A. The VIRxSYS poster was number 753.

About VIRxSYS

VIRxSYS is a private biotechnology company using proprietary lentiviral vector delivery and RNA payload platforms to develop therapies for serious human diseases. The Company's initial lentiviral delivery technology was exclusively licensed from The Johns Hopkins University and has been substantially advanced in the Company's laboratories. The RNA payload technology was acquired and has been integrated with the Company's lentiviral delivery technology. In addition to preclinical programs for genetic and other serious diseases, the Company is currently developing gene and vaccine therapies for HIV, one of which has advanced to Phase 2 human clinical trials. More information regarding VIRxSYS can be found at http://www.virxsys.com. Details for the Phase II study can be found at the NIH clinical trials website at clinicaltrials.gov/show/NCT00131560.

Contact: Paul Gibney

Phone: (212) 255-5340

E-mail: pgibney@corinthgroup.com


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