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Iomai Wins Department of Defense Grant to Develop a Stable, Patch-Based Anthrax Vaccine
Date:4/8/2008

he anthrax vaccine so that they can be administered via a patch the size of an adhesive bandage. That technology is at the core of the company's vaccines for travelers' diarrhea and influenza as well as its immunostimulant adjuvant patches for pandemic influenza and seasonal flu in the elderly.

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ABOUT IOMAI CORPORATION

Iomai Corporation discovers and develops vaccines and immune system stimulants, delivered via a novel, needle-free technology called transcutaneous immunization (TCI). TCI, discovered by researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, taps into the unique benefits of a major group of antigen-presenting cells found in the outer layers of the skin (Langerhans cells) to generate an enhanced immune response. Iomai is leveraging TCI to enhance the efficacy of existing vaccines, develop new vaccines that are viable only through transcutaneous administration and expand the global vaccine market. Iomai currently has four product candidates in development: three targeting influenza and pandemic flu and one to prevent travelers' diarrhea. For more information on Iomai, please visit http://www.iomai.com.

ABOUT AVECIA

Avecia is a privately owned biotechnology group of companies with recognized world leading positions in the process development and manufacture of biopharmaceuticals (Avecia Biologics Ltd.) and oligonucleotide medicines (Avecia Biotechnology Inc.). Avecia Biologics has specific expertise in the invention and development of processes for microbial-derived biopharmaceuticals and vaccines and has cGMP manufacture for early clinical phases through to validation and commercialisation. The Company's Tees Valley, UK site has been developing processes and making protein-based biopharmaceutica
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