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PDS Biotechnology Corporation Awarded $1.28M National Cancer Institute Contract
Date:3/2/2010

demonstrating an excellent safety profile and efficient uptake of the drug by the immune system.  The new contract will cover over 70% of the costs required to complete the IND-enabling studies.  The remaining 30% of the costs will be covered by non-federal government funds.

PDS Biotechnology's Versamune™ nanotechnology platform facilitates efficient uptake of disease-associated proteins and peptides by cells of the immune system and simultaneously acts a strong immune system modulator without the inflammatory side effects induced by current immune stimulators (also known as adjuvants).  The result is simple, safe and cost effective drugs and vaccines that induce effective eradication of the specific cells infected with, or expressing the particular disease-related protein formulated with Versamune™.  The company's Versamune™-based melanoma product has also demonstrated high efficacy in curing melanoma, which is the most aggressive form of skin cancer, in preclinical animal studies.  

PDS Biotechnology Corporation (www.pdsbiotech.com) is an Indiana-based biotechnology company applying the company's proprietary Versamune™ platform to the development of safe and potent immunotherapies to prevent and to treat cancer and diseases caused by infectious agents. &
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