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Bionovo's VG101 Shows Greater Efficacy Than Estrogen in the Treatment of Vaginal Dryness
Date:9/25/2008

eases including breast and uterine cancers, heart disease, stroke and blood clots," said Dr. Tagliaferri. "Independent studies have shown that the major reason postmenopausal women refrain from sexual activity is due to vaginal dryness. Considering the lack of safe treatment options for this indication, and given the data we have developed on this drug candidate, VG101 could be a superior treatment for the millions of women who want to improve both their quality of life as well as sexual functioning."

The North American Menopause Society (NAMS) is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health and quality of life of menopausal women. NAMS has a multidisciplinary membership of over 2,000 leaders in the field of women's health.

About VG101

VG101 is an intravaginal drug designed for the treatment of vaginal atrophy and dryness in menopausal women. VG101 is a novel estrogen receptor beta selective agonist and unlike currently available hormone therapies, does not activate the estrogen receptor alpha, which is known to be implicated in both breast and uterine tumor formation. Phase 1/2 clinical testing of VG101, under the directorship of Dr. Deborah Grady, will commence within the next year.

Bionovo, Inc.

Bionovo is a pharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of safe and effective treatments for women's health and cancer, markets with significant unmet needs and billions in potential annual revenue. The company applies its expertise in the biology of menopause and cancer to design new drugs derived from botanical sources which have novel mechanisms of action. Based on the results of early and mid-stage clinical trials, Bionovo believes they have discovered new classes of drug candidates within their rich pipeline with the potential to be leaders in their markets. Bionovo is headquartered in Emeryville, California and is traded on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the symbol, "BNVI". For more inf
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