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Morphotek(R), Inc. Announces FDA Acceptance of Investigational New Drug Application for MORAb-004, a Monoclonal Antibody for the Treatment of Solid Tumors
Date:6/9/2009

ne of our collaborative partners," said Nicholas Nicolaides, President and CEO of Morphotek. "Targeting of pericytes is a novel strategy in the anti-angiogenesis field and we look forward to reporting the results of these studies."

Morphotek obtained exclusive rights to develop and commercialize this antibody worldwide from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research (LICR). The endosialin protein as well as a precursor monoclonal antibody specific for endosialin, which is related to MORAb-004, were discovered in Dr. Lloyd Old's laboratory at LICR.

About Morphotek

Morphotek(R), Inc., a subsidiary of Eisai Corporation of North America, is a biopharmaceutical company specializing in the development of protein and antibody products through the use of novel and proprietary technologies. These technologies have been successfully applied to a variety of molecules that are suitable for pharmaceutical product development in the areas of antibody therapeutics, protein therapeutics, product manufacturing, drug target discovery, and improved output traits for commercial applications. The company is currently focusing its platform on the development and manufacturing of therapeutic antibodies for the treatment of cancer, inflammation and infectious disease. For more information, please visit www.morphotek.com.

About Eisai Corporation of North America

Eisai Corporation of North America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eisai Co., Ltd., a research-based human health care (hhc) company that discovers, develops and markets products throughout the world. Eisai focuses its efforts in three therapeutic areas: neurology, gastrointestinal disorders and oncology/critical care. Eisai Corporation of North America supports the activities of its operating companies in North America, which include: Eisai Research Institute of Boston, Inc., a
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