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Iomai and Merck & Co., Inc. Evaluate Use of Iomai Immunostimulant Patch
Date:4/3/2008

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Last year, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) awarded Iomai a $128 million contract to fund the company's development of a dose-sparing patch for use with a pandemic influenza vaccine, and that contract is currently funding the Phase 1/2 pandemic influenza trial. The patch being used in that program is similar to the one that will be used in the Merck collaboration, with the same adjuvant and delivery system.

ABOUT IOMAI CORPORATION

Iomai Corporation discovers and develops vaccines and immune system stimulants, delivered via a novel, needle-free technology called transcutaneous immunization (TCI). TCI, discovered by researchers at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, taps into the unique benefits of a major group of antigen-presenting cells found in the outer layers of the skin (Langerhans cells) to generate an enhanced immune response. Iomai is leveraging TCI to enhance the efficacy of existing vaccines, develop new vaccines that are viable only through transcutaneous administration and expand the global vaccine market. Iomai currently has four product candidates in development: three targeting influenza and pandemic flu and one to prevent travelers' diarrhea. For more information on Iomai, please visit http://www.iomai.com.

Some matters discussed in this press release constitute "forward-looking statements" that involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include statements about the ability of the immunostimulant patch to improve the immune response to vaccines, including by making them more effective or by lowering the effective dose, and the possibility of further collaboration with Merck beyond the initial preclinical studies described in this release. Applicable risks and uncertainties include, among ot
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