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Vical Presentation at Military Pandemic Influenza Workshop

BANGKOK, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Vical Incorporated (Nasdaq: VICL) today announced that, by invitation of the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), Larry Smith, Ph.D., Vical's Vice President of Vaccine Research, presented on "DNA Vaccines for Pandemic Influenza" at the USPACOM Pandemic and Avian Influenza Workshop (Bangkok, Thailand -- November 28-30).

U.S. Pacific Command is a unified command, which includes about 300,000 military personnel from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps (about 20 percent of all active-duty U.S. military forces). These forces are in three categories: Forward Deployed (about 100,000), Forward Based and CONUS (Continental U.S.) Based, which comprise the remainder.

About Vical

Vical researches and develops biopharmaceutical products based on its patented DNA delivery technologies for the prevention and treatment of serious or life-threatening diseases. Potential applications of the company's DNA delivery technology include DNA vaccines for infectious diseases or cancer, in which the expressed protein is an immunogen; cancer immunotherapeutics, in which the expressed protein is an immune system stimulant; and cardiovascular therapies, in which the expressed protein is an angiogenic growth factor. The company is developing certain infectious disease vaccines and cancer therapeutics internally. In addition, the company collaborates with major pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies that give it access to complementary technologies or greater resources. These strategic partnerships provide the company with mutually beneficial opportunities to expand its product pipeline and address significant unmet medical needs. Additional information on Vical is available at

This press release contains forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Forward-looking statements include statements about the company's focus, collaborative partners, product candidates, and developmental status. Risks and uncertainties include whether any product candidates will be shown to be safe and efficacious in clinical trials, the timing of clinical trials, whether Vical or its collaborative partners will seek or gain approval to market any product candidates, the dependence of the company on its collaborative partners, and additional risks set forth in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent the company's judgment as of the date of this release. The company disclaims, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.

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