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Novavax Announces Preclinical Data for Respiratory Syncytial Virus Vaccine Candidate

Novavax's first vaccine candidate for the prevention of RSV

ROCKVILLE, Md., Dec. 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novavax, Inc. (Nasdaq: NVAX) announced today that Dr. Trudy Morrison, PhD, Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, will be presenting the results of a preclinical study of a vaccine candidate for the prevention of respiratory syncytial virus ("RSV") at the 2nd Vaccine Congress in Boston, MA on December 9, 2008. This study was funded by Novavax, Inc., which has exclusive rights to develop and commercialize Paramyxovirus vaccines incorporating certain Virus-Like-Particles (VLPs) under a licensing agreement with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

About Novavax

Novavax, Inc. is a clinical stage biotechnology company, creating novel vaccines to address a broad range of infectious diseases worldwide using advanced proprietary virus-like particle (VLP) technology. The Company produces these VLP based, potent, recombinant vaccines utilizing new, and efficient manufacturing approaches. Additional information about Novavax is available at and in the Company's various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward Looking Statement

Statements herein relating to future development results and performance, conditions or strategies and other matters, including expectations regarding product and clinical developments, are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act. Novavax cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from the results discussed in the forward-looking statements or historical experience include risks relating to the early stage of Novavax's product candidates under development; current results may not be predictive of future pandemic results, results of our seasonal influenza vaccine or any other vaccine that we may develop; further testing is required before regulatory approval can be applied for and the FDA may not approve a vaccine even if further trial results are similar to those disclosed previously by the company; uncertainties relating to clinical trials; dependence on the efforts of third parties; competition for clinical resources and patient enrollment from drug candidates in development by other companies with greater resources and visibility; and risks that we may lack the financial resources and access to capital to fund our operations including further clinical trials. Further information on the factors and risks that could affect Novavax's business, financial conditions and results of operations, is contained in Novavax's filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, which are available at These forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, and Novavax assumes no duty to update forward-looking statements.

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