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Genocea Biosciences Selected To Present Late-Breaking Oral Presentation At ICAAC 2013
Date:8/28/2013

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Aug. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Genocea Biosciences Inc., a clinical-stage company developing T cell vaccines to prevent and treat infectious diseases, announced today that its abstract describing an interim analysis of data from a Phase 1/2a clinical study of its lead candidate, GEN-003, has been selected as a late-breaking oral presentation at the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC 2013). GEN-003 is a first-in-class, investigational protein subunit vaccine for patients with moderate-to-severe herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) infection.

The abstract is entitled "Novel Therapeutic Vaccine for Genital Herpes Reduces Genital HSV-2 Shedding." Dr. Anna Wald, the Principal Investigator on the study, will present the detailed interim data during a session on Vaccine Development and Efficacy on September 12 in Denver, Colorado.

"We are pleased that ICAAC has chosen to accept our abstract given the limited number of late-breaking submissions that are selected, and believe that this acceptance reflects the quality of the study to be presented and the need for new therapeutic approaches to the HSV-2 epidemic," said Chip Clark, President and Chief Executive Officer of Genocea.

The following abstract will be presented: 
Presentation number G-1458a, "Novel Therapeutic Vaccine for Genital Herpes Reduces Genital HSV-2 Shedding," 3:00 – 5:30 p.m. MDT, September 12, 2013, Meeting Room 503.

About GEN-003
GEN-003 is a first-in-class T cell vaccine intended to reduce the viral shedding and frequency and severity of outbreaks and transmission of herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2). GEN-003 is designed to induce a balanced and durable B cell (antibody) and T cell immune response.

GEN-003 includes fragments of ICP4 and gD2 antigens, as well as the proprietary
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