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Data Show Valortim(R) Anthrax Anti-Toxin May Augment Immune System's Ability to Destroy Anthrax Bacteria
Date:2/24/2010

ovides additional evidence of the role Valortim® may play in enhancing the elimination of B. anthracis to potentially minimize the severity of infection.  We hypothesize that Valortim® may protect against lethal anthrax infection by its toxin neutralization activity that allows the development of a potent adaptive immune response that facilitates the elimination of harmful bacteria in a host organism."

David P. Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer of PharmAthene, commented, "Drs. Cross and Basu continue to make excellent progress demonstrating how Valortim® may interact with the immune system to potentially minimize the extent and severity of infection with bacillus anthracis.  These data, combined with the accumulating non-clinical efficacy results in animal models, continue to show how Valortim® may have important differentiating benefits, which, if confirmed, may make it a strong choice for procurement consideration in the Strategic National Stockpile."  

The work reported by Drs. Cross and Basu is supported by the Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program (MIPS). The MIPS program was developed to accelerate the commercialization of technology in Maryland by jointly funding collaborative R&D projects between companies and University System of Maryland faculty.


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