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Vaxart Begins Animal Testing of H1N1 Flu Vaccine Candidate
Date:5/26/2009

d of disease caused by individuals visiting clinics to receive injections. Vaxart's approach has important advantages over other platform technologies under development. Vaxart has shown that prior exposure to their platform vector does not impact the performance of later vaccinations. The company has previously demonstrated that its avian flu prototype vaccine has the ability to protect animals from lethal exposure to the pandemic strain.

"We look forward to continuing our work with government authorities and funding agencies to pursue this very promising vaccine for H1N1 influenza," said Mark Backer, Ph.D., Vaxart CEO.

About Vaxart

Vaxart (www.vaxart.com) is a privately held biotechnology company focused on the development of oral vaccines. Vaxart's proprietary approach is ideally suited for modular creation of vaccines, enabling the company to reduce development risk. Vaxart intends to apply its platform to develop a first-in-class vaccine for pandemic influenza, as well as creating oral alternatives to current vaccines such as annual influenza and HPV. The company expects to begin clinical testing of its pandemic flu vaccine in 2009.

    Contact: Michele Parisi
             for Vaxart
             925/429-1850
             ir-pr@vaxart.com


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