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Favrille to Report New Data on FavId (Now Specifid) at American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting
Date:12/6/2007

p>"We continue to be encouraged by the long-term follow-up data from this trial, particularly in the treatment-naive and complete remission populations," said Richard Ghalie, M.D., Favrille's Chief Medical Officer. "These data reaffirm our confidence in our pivotal Phase 3 trial of Specifid following Rituxan, which has a high proportion of each of the populations who appear to benefit the most. We look forward to the primary endpoint data in our Phase 3 trial next summer and ultimately to advancing this important therapy to the marketplace so that it may be made broadly available to patients in need."

Additional Specifid-related posters at the ASH Annual Meeting will include:

-- A presentation by Dr. John Timmerman from the University of California,

Los Angeles on Sunday will present data comparing Id-KLH active

immunotherapy generated in insect cells (Specifid) to Id-KLH produced

in a traditional mammalian cell manufacturing process. The analysis

concludes that Id-KLH produced via insect cells results in a more

immunogenic response in a number of in vitro and in vivo assays, and

may lead to improved activity of the final Id-KLH active immunotherapy

product.

-- A presentation by Dr. David Maloney of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer

Research Center on Monday analyzing the role of Fc receptor

polymorphisms on the outcome of treatment with Rituxan followed by

Specifid. The data suggest that long-term progression-free survival

following a treatment regimen of Rituxan plus Specifid does not

correlate with inheritance of particular Fc receptor polymorphisms nor

with the production of anti-idiotypic antibody and therefore may rely

more on a cell-mediated immune response.

A copy of each poster presentation will be available on Favrille's website at http://www.favrille.com
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