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Advanced Life Sciences Collaborates with U.S. Government to Study Cethromycin as Treatment for Anthrax and Other High-Priority Biodefense Agents
Date:8/21/2007

CHICAGO, Aug. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: ADLS), today announced the commencement of its collaboration with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the lead governmental institute supporting biodefense research, under which the NIAID will conduct studies to evaluate cethromycin, the Company's late-stage antibiotic, as a treatment for anthrax and other high-priority biodefense agents. This collaboration is part of the U.S. Government's effort to accelerate the research and development of medical countermeasures through the crucial phase of drug development between basic research and acquisition of final products under Project BioShield.

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Project BioShield provides the Department of Health and Human Services with the authority and funding to procure promising countermeasures for addition to the Strategic National Stockpile, which is the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's store of medical supplies to protect the American public in the event of a public health emergency. Project BioShield provides the NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health, with the authority to support development of countermeasures toward possible future procurement with Project BioShield funds.

"We are very excited about our partnership with the NIAID as it allows us to leverage the financial and scientific resources of the U.S. Government's premier research institute to develop cethromycin as a broad spectrum medical countermeasure," said Dr. Michael T. Flavin, Chief Executive Officer. "With the
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