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Chimerix to Present at Upcoming Lazard and Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conferences
Date:11/9/2011

DURHAM, N.C., Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, today announced that Kenneth I. Moch, President and Chief Executive Officer, will present at two upcoming investor conferences in New York City: the 8th Annual Lazard Healthcare Conference on November 16th at 10:30 am at The Pierre Hotel and the 23rd Annual Piper Jaffray Health Care Conference on November 29 at 11:50 am at The New York Palace.

Mr. Moch's presentation will include an update on the company's clinical pipeline, which includes its lead development program, CMX001.  CMX001 is being tested in ongoing placebo-controlled clinical trials and in open-label treatment protocols for the prophylaxis, preemption and treatment of double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) viruses, including herpesviruses and adenoviruses, and as a potential biodefense countermeasure in the event of a smallpox release. Data from the ongoing placebo-controlled Phase 2 clinical trial of CMX001 in the prophylaxis of cytomegalovirus (CMV, a herpesvirus) in hematopoetic stem cell transplant patients is expected during the first quarter of 2012.

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.  Utilizing proprietary lipid conjugate technology, the company's two clinical stage compounds have demonstrated the potential for enhanced activity, bioavailability and safety compared to currently approved drugs.

The company's lead candidate, CMX001, is a lipid-antiviral-conjugate that delivers high intracellular levels of the active antiviral agent cidofovir-diphosphate.  Its broad spectrum activity against viruses without the myelotoxicity and nephrotoxicity of currently available therapies has the potential to improve outcomes for immunosuppressed patients.  CMX001 is in Phas
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