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Senesco Chooses VGXI to Produce Factor 5A Plasmid
Date:7/3/2008

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., July 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Senesco Technologies, Inc. ("Senesco" or the "Company") (Amex: SNT) announced today that it has contracted with VGXI, Inc. (The Woodlands, TX) ("VGXI") to supply the plasmid portion of the Company's combination therapy consisting of the Factor 5A gene and siRNA against Factor 5A.

Senesco has previously reported positive preclinical in vivo results using its combination siRNA and plasmid against subcutaneous multiple myeloma tumors in immunodeficient mice. The Factor 5A plasmid being produced by VGXI, as Senesco's preclinical data has shown, should cause cancer cells to enter apoptosis, or programmed cell death.

"VGXI's manufacturing and technical expertise in producing plasmids for Senesco's planned toxicology study and ultimately our clinical trial led us to choose them. We are pleased to be working with a company that has such an outstanding reputation in the field," commented Bruce Galton, Senesco's President and CEO.

Henry Hebel, Vice President of Operations for VGXI said, "We believe that our ability to quickly supply the preclinical and clinical needs of our clients will allow Senesco to rapidly advance their programs. We are continuing to expand our collaborative development services to meet the growing needs for a wide variety of plasmid based products."

About VGXI Inc.

VGXI Inc. is a leading manufacturer of DNA plasmids, and its cGMP and non-cGMP products have passed rigorous reviews by several international regulatory agencies. VGXI offers a wide variety of contract manufacturing services to outside client organizations. The Company's cGMP manufacturing facility in The Woodlands, Texas is a flexible, purpose-built facility used for research,
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