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Chimerix CEO George Painter, Ph.D., to Speak on Improving Biodefense Product Discovery and Development Strategies at Institute of Medicine Workshop
Date:2/23/2010

such as a bioterrorist attack or a pandemic outbreak with the potential to rapidly overwhelm existing public health and medical systems.  Dr. Painter will participate on a panel convened to address procuring and improving scientific innovation based on an assessment of national biodefense priorities.  The panel, "Opportunities for enhancing translation of basic science: models to improve innovation that responds to national priorities," will also examine current investment in basic research and identify potential other models to optimize the medical countermeasures product pipeline.  

Chimerix's lead compound, CMX001, is being developed as a biodefense countermeasure in the event of smallpox release in addition to use in antiviral applications.  CMX001 is also currently in Phase 1 and 2 clinical studies for the treatment of BK virus and CMV, potentially deadly infections for immunocompromised patient populations.  

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Chimerix is developing antiviral therapeutics to treat life-threatening diseases.  Led by a world-class antiviral drug development team, Chimerix is advancing programs to address cytomegalovirus (CMV), BK virus, adenovirus, smallpox, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hepatitis C virus (HCV), respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and influenza.  The company's lead compound, CMX0
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