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Iomai Trial Shows 100 Percent Immune Response in Elderly Subjects Vaccinated With Novel Travelers' Diarrhea Patch Vaccine
Date:8/19/2007

st week, provide additional evidence of the significant potential for Iomai's transcutaneous immunization (TCI) approach."

Iomai last week announced that a Phase 2 field trial of the vaccine found that healthy adults who traveled to Guatemala and Mexico and were vaccinated with the Iomai patch were 75 percent less likely to suffer moderate or severe travelers' diarrhea. With the high seroconversion rates in the elderly, the interim results from this new study suggest that the protective effect of Iomai's travelers' diarrhea vaccine may apply to all adults, not just young adults. Iomai will look to confirm this in its Phase 3 trials for its travelers' diarrhea vaccine, which the company intends to launch in 2008.

The study was designed to evaluate the safety of the travelers' diarrhea vaccine patch in the elderly and it met this primary endpoint. The secondary objective included evaluation of immunogenicity of the vaccine in the elderly compared with young adults. Iomai plans to submit the study data from the trial for publication as soon as possible.

ABOUT TRAVELERS' DIARRHEA

This year, approximately 55 million international travelers will visit countries where bacteria that cause travelers' diarrhea are endemic, particularly Africa, Asia and Latin America, and about 20 million of those travelers will develop travelers' diarrhea.

ETEC, the most common cause of travelers' diarrhea, represents just under half of all cases of travelers' diarrhea for international travelers to areas where ETEC is common. A recently completed market study suggested that there is a large market for an effective ETEC vaccine, potentially exceeding $500 million annually. If approved, the Iomai vaccine would be the first vaccine for travelers' diarrhea available in the United States.

ETEC's impact goes beyond travelers. The World Health Organization estimates that children in the developing world suffer 210 million episodes of diarrhea caused by ETEC annua
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SOURCE Iomai Corporation

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