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Juvaris BioTherapeutics Announces Cooperative Research and Development Agreement With The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Date:1/15/2008

al experiments with inactivated virus have shown greater cross-protection when our adjuvant is used."

About Juvaris

Juvaris BioTherapeutics was created in 2003 to develop an immunotherapeutic product platform for the treatment of infectious diseases and cancers using lipid-DNA complexes. Cationic lipids are formulated with non-coding DNA (plasmid) to create the JuvImmune Immunostimulant, a lipid-DNA complex, which as a single product will have utility in multiple infectious disease and cancer applications. The JuvImmune product has been shown to be at least 50-times more potent at triggering innate immune activation and interferon release than current immune stimulants.

When combined with disease-specific antigens, the technology creates JuvaVax vaccines capable of activating substantial antibody- and cell-mediated immune responses, particularly induction of cytotoxic T lymphocytes (CTL). Immunological responses elicited by the lipid-DNA complexes have been successfully demonstrated in both prophylactic and therapeutic settings in a variety of mammals including rodents, rabbits, cats, dogs and non-human primates. This platform provides the opportunity to develop many disease-specific immunotherapy products, for which there are significant unmet medical needs.

The Company recently completed a Series A financing with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers as the sole investor. It plans to start up to four clinical studies in 2008. The first will be a prophylactic vaccine for Influenza A, the second a therapy for chronic Hepatitis B, the third for chronic Hepatitis C and a fourth for Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML).

The Company encourages partnering inquiries and can be reached at its website @ http://www.juvaris.com.

Company Contact:

Martin D. Cleary

Juvaris BioTherapeutics, Inc.

925.399.6200

mdcleary@juvaris
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