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Inovio Pharmaceuticals Subsidiary, VGX Animal Health, to Present at VetHealth Global 2011, June 14-17, 2011

BLUE BELL, Pa., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INO), a leader in the development of therapeutic and preventive vaccines against cancers and infectious diseases, announced today that its majority-owned subsidiary, VGX Animal Health, Inc, will present at VetHealth Global 2011, an international animal health and nutrition business conference being held June 14-17, 2011, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.  Douglas Kern, DVM, VGX Animal Health's Vice President of Business Development, will make the presentation.

Dr. Kern will highlight VGX Animal Health's focus on companion animal products including their development of VAH-1000 for cancer-associated anemia in dogs and, VAH-1050C for chronic renal failure in cats and VAH-1050D for chronic renal failure in dogs. Dr. Kern will also discuss VGX Animal Health's recent work with VAH-5000D, a very promising "universal" DNA cancer vaccine candidate for use in dogs.

Dr. Kern will speak at the conference during:Session VInnovation Spotlight: Early Stage Company PresentationsPresentation:  VGX Animal Health, GHRH & TERT Programs; Overview and Investment PotentialThursday, June 16, 20118:30AM – 10AMDouglas Kern, DVM, Vice President of Business Development, VGX Animal HealthAbout VGX Animal Health

VGX Animal Health is developing DNA-based therapies for companion and food animals utilizing proprietary plasmid-based DNA delivery and expression technology to optimize an animal's natural biological and immunological potential. The company is a majority-owned subsidiary of Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

About Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Inovio is developing a new generation of vaccines, called DNA vaccines, to treat and prevent cancers and infectious diseases. Its SynCon™ vaccines are designed to provide broad cross-strain protection against known as well as newly emergent strains of pathogens such as influenza. These vaccines, in combination with Inovio's proprietary electroporation delivery devices, have been shown to be safe and generate significant immune responses. Inovio clinical programs include three Phase II studies for vaccines treating cervical dysplasia/cancer, hepatitis C virus, and leukemia. Other clinical programs target influenza (preventive) and HIV (preventive and therapeutic). Inovio partners and collaborators include the University of Pennsylvania, Merck, ChronTech, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, University of Southampton, and PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative. More information is available at

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements relating to our business, including our plans to develop electroporation-based drug and gene delivery technologies and DNA vaccines and our capital resources. Actual events or results may differ from the expectations set forth herein as a result of a number of factors, including uncertainties inherent in pre-clinical studies, clinical trials and product development programs (including, but not limited to, the fact that pre-clinical and clinical results referenced in this release may not be indicative of results achievable in other trials or for other indications, that the studies or trials may not be successful or achieve the results desired, that results from one study may not necessarily be reflected or supported by the results of other similar studies and that results from an animal study may not be indicative of results achievable in human studies), the availability of funding to support continuing research and studies in an effort to prove safety and efficacy of electroporation technology as a delivery mechanism or develop viable DNA vaccines, the adequacy of our capital resources, the availability or potential availability of alternative therapies or treatments for the conditions targeted by the company or its collaborators, including alternatives that may be more efficacious or cost-effective than any therapy or treatment that the company and its collaborators hope to develop, evaluation of potential opportunities, issues involving product liability, issues involving patents and whether they or licenses to them will provide the company with meaningful protection from others using the covered technologies, whether such proprietary rights are enforceable or defensible or infringe or allegedly infringe on rights of others or can withstand claims of invalidity and whether the company can finance or devote other significant resources that may be necessary to prosecute, protect or defend them, the level of corporate expenditures, assessments of the company's technology by potential corporate or other partners or collaborators, capital market conditions, our ability to successfully integrate Inovio and VGX Pharmaceuticals, the impact of government healthcare proposals and other factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, our Form 10-Q for the three months ended March 31, 2011, and other regulatory filings from time to time. There can be no assurance that any product in Inovio's pipeline will be successfully developed or manufactured, that final results of clinical studies will be supportive of regulatory approvals required to market licensed products, or that any of the forward-looking information provided herein will be proven accurate.


Investors:  Bernie Hertel, Inovio Pharmaceuticals 858-410-3101
Media:  Jeff Richardson, Richardson & Associates 805-491-8313

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