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Date:10/16/2007

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Oct. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Liquidia Technologies announces a series of speaking engagements by company founder and University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill professor, Joseph DeSimone. At a series of events this fall, Dr. DeSimone will discuss drug delivery applications of the PRINT(TM) platform and his ongoing research in cancer therapeutics.

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-- Prostate Cancer Foundation Scientific Retreat - October 12, Lake Tahoe,

NV

-- NCI Nanotechnology Alliance Investigators Meeting - October 16, Chapel

Hill, NC

-- Williamsburg BioProcessing Foundation Conference - November 1, Austin,

TX

-- Nanomedicine & Drug Delivery Symposium - November 2, Boston, MA

-- Nanotechnology in Biology and Medicine Conference - November 5,

Charlotte, NC

-- American Chemical Society Workshop - November 7, Lake Tahoe, NV

"These engagements are a clear indication of the widespread commercial and scientific interest in the PRINT(TM) technology platform, developed by Dr. DeSimone and his colleagues," says Dr. Bill Weiser, General Manager of Pharmaceuticals at Liquidia. "The PRINT platform enables Liquidia and its licensees to develop novel engineered drug therapies based on precise nanoparticle design and scalable manufacturing capabilities."

DeSimone and researchers at Liquidia and UNC are exploring applications for the PRINT platform in a number of areas including delivery of oligonucleotides and cancer therapeutics. In collaboration with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), DeSimone is examining the effect of particle size and shape on cellular uptake, and the ability of specific ligands on the surface of a nanocarrier to promote cellular targeting.

During the 2007 Controlled Release Society Meeting, DeSimone presented data
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