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Chimerix Reaffirms Its Commitment to CMX001 as a Medical Countermeasure for Smallpox and Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Agent
Date:11/7/2010

with BARDA to ensure this procurement was conducted both expeditiously and within the parameters of the law," said Mr. Moch.  "We look forward to continuing our positive interactions with BARDA to help meet the critical need for smallpox therapeutics through the further development of CMX001."  

The Small Business Set-Aside Program

Ensuring the integrity of the small business set-aside program has been a top priority for President Barack Obama.  "I am committed to ensuring that small businesses, including firms owned by women, minorities, socially and economically disadvantaged individuals, and service-disabled veterans, have fair access to Federal Government contracting," President Obama wrote in an April 26, 2010 presidential memoranda supporting an Executive Order directed at ensuring set-asides go, as intended, to small businesses.  "While Chief Acquisition Officers and Senior Procurement Executives have many priorities, small business contracting should always be a high priority in the procurement process."(1)

About Chimerix

Chimerix is developing novel antiviral therapeutics with the potential to transform patient care in multiple settings, including transplant, oncology, acute care and global health.  

The company's lead candidate, CMX001, is in Phase 2 clinical studies in immunocompromised transplant and cancer patients for the treatment of life-threatening viruses, including cytomegalovirus and adenovirus.  CMX001 has also been provided to more than 100 patients under investigator-held Emergency Investigational New Drug applications (EINDs) or foreign equivalent at more than 45 leading medical centers in the US, Canada and Europe for the treatment of a wide range of life-threatening infections caused by double-stranded DNA viruses for which there are either no FDA-approved treatments or where patients have failed the available treatment.  CMX001 is also being developed as a
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