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Cerimon to Conduct a Proof of Concept Study for Basiliximab for Noninfectious Uveitis, a Potentially Sight-Threatening Inflammation of the Eye
Date:3/10/2008

rapy in Ulcerative Colitis), for the treatment of ulcerative colitis, a common type of IBD.

About Autoimmune Uveitis

Uveitis is an inflammation of the internal structures of the eye. There are two types of uveitis, infectious and noninfectious. Noninfectious uveitis is believed to be the result of an autoimmune disorder. Autoimmune uveitis affects approximately 175,000 people in the United States and can lead to blindness. Current treatments include topical and oral corticosteroids and immunosuppressive drugs; however, these generally have limited success and can lead to adverse effects.

About Cerimon Pharmaceuticals

Cerimon Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is a biopharmaceutical company dedicated to developing and commercializing therapeutic products for autoimmune diseases, inflammation, and pain. Cerimon believes these new treatment options will enable physicians specialized in treating these conditions to further improve the lives of their patients.

Cerimon currently has two drugs in development. Simulect(R) (basiliximab) entered a Phase IIb study for moderate-to-severe ulcerative colitis in the April 2007. In late fourth quarter 2007, Cerimon's topical patch formulation of diclofenac entered two Phase II/III clinical studies for the treatment of acute musculoskeletal pain.

The Company is well-financed, having closed a $70 million Series A financing in late 2005 with premier investors including MPM, Nomura Phase4 Ventures, and OrbiMed Advisors.

For more information on Cerimon, please visit the Company's website at http://www.cerimon.com.


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