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Advanced Life Sciences Offers Testimony at Senate Hearing on Defending Against Public Health Threats
Date:10/4/2010

ew countermeasure against lethal pathogens. We intend to continue to explore opportunities to work collaboratively with the US government to protect the public health."

Secretary of HHS Kathleen Sebelius testified at the hearing that "In today's world, the range of threats is ever-widening to include biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological hazards in addition to conventional threats." Secretary Sebelius went on to say that "the greatest danger we may face is a microbe that we may have never seen before and for which we do not have a countermeasure.  We clearly need the capacity to develop a medical countermeasure quickly."  Senator Tom Harkin, Chairman of the Committee, added that the US Government "needs a stronger partnership with biotech companies that could produce next-generation countermeasures."

A link to the video archive of today's hearing can be found at the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services website at:

http://appropriations.senate.gov/webcasts.cfm?method=webcasts.view&id=5d471f5d-a28d-42a7-95ea-fd0e567d817c

About Restanza

In advanced animal models, Restanza has demonstrated significant protection post-exposure against anthrax, plague and tularemia.  Restanza has also conducted Phase 3 clinical testing to treat community acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP).  The FDA has designated Restanza as an orphan drug for the post-exposure prophylactic treatment of inhalation anthrax, plague and tularemia, but the FDA has not yet approved the drug for marketing in this or any other indication.

About Advanced Life Sciences

Advanced Life Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, cancer a
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