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Arpida Invited to Present Data on Iclaprim at Scientific Conference
Date:4/9/2008

REINACH, Switzerland, April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arpida Ltd. (SWX: ARPN) announced today that a total of 13 abstracts on iclaprim have been accepted for the upcoming 18th European Congress of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) which takes place in Barcelona, 19-22 April 2008. ECCMID is a premier European conference where thousands of scientists and physicians gather to discuss the latest developments in their field.

Arpida will be presenting additional efficacy and safety data regarding ASSIST-2, the second pivotal Phase III trial with intravenous iclaprim in complicated Skin and Skin Structure Infections (cSSSI). Moreover, data from Phase I studies with intravenous iclaprim, as well as preclinical data will be presented. Arpida's senior scientists and external partners have been invited to present four of the accepted abstracts as oral presentations for a broad audience at the conference.

The abstracts are expected to be available online on the conference website starting today, 9 April 2008.

About Arpida Ltd.

Arpida (SWX: ARPN) is a biopharmaceutical company with research facilities in Reinach, Switzerland and in the USA. It focuses on the discovery and development of novel drugs that seek to overcome the growing problem of microbial resistance. The most advanced compounds include an antibacterial under regulatory review and an antifungal in Phase III.

Arpida's leading product candidate is intravenous iclaprim, a potent antibacterial that targets severe infections requiring hospital treatment, including those caused by methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). The clinical programme for the first indication, complicated skin and skin structure infections (cSSSI), has been completed. The submission of the NDA to the US FDA was completed in March 2008.

In December 2007, Arpida announced the enrolment of the first patients in a Phase II clinical study with intravenous iclaprim in th
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