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Advanced Life Sciences Sees Funding Opportunity for Restanza in New HHS Medical Countermeasure Report
Date:8/24/2010

CHICAGO, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, oncology and respiratory diseases, today announced plans to seek additional government funding for development of its novel, once-daily antibiotic, Restanza™ (cethromycin) based on a new, high-profile report from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response recommending independent investment in small innovator companies developing potentially life-saving medical countermeasures. Advanced Life Sciences believes that Restanza meets the mandated criteria for investment and support detailed in the government report, which follows a Presidential directive to launch "a new initiative that will give us the capacity to respond faster and more effectively to bioterrorism or an infectious disease -- a plan that will counter threats at home, and strengthen public health abroad."  The report, issued last week, is titled, "The Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasure Enterprise Review: Transforming the Enterprise to Meet Long Range National Needs.

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Advanced Life Sciences is embarking upon a Phase 3 program with Restanza as a potential treatment for community acquired bacterial pneumonia (CABP). Earlier this month, the company reached agreement with the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), under the Special Protocol Assessment (SPA) process, on the design of its planned P
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