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2014-01-15 08:27:45

Milestone Achieved under $9.4 Million NIAID Cooperative Grant PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat serious inflammatory diseases where there remains an unmet medical need, as well as developing several biodefense vaccines and therapeutics, announced today significant steps forward in the development of ThermoVax(TM), its proprietary...

2013-12-17 08:30:18

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfenex Inc. today announced that Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) (formerly SAIC) has awarded Pfenex a subcontract in support of the development of an anthrax vaccine containing its recombinant protective antigen (rPA) and a novel, immune-enhancing adjuvant. The prime contract was awarded to Leidos by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), to improve the efficacy of...

2013-12-16 08:20:44

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced today it has received notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that its SparVax(®) rPA anthrax vaccine program has been placed on clinical hold. The Agency indicated that the Company will receive a letter providing details of the basis for the clinical hold within thirty days. The...

Anthrax Mystery Resolved
2013-11-14 15:12:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For years, doctors have wondered why someone with an anthrax infection can die days after the bacteria responsible is wiped out from their body. A new study claims the toxin produced by the bacteria uses a “Trojan horse”-like method to elude the body’s natural defenses. "This remained a mystery for more than 50 years,” said study author Gisou van der Goot, a cell biologist at Switzerland's prestigious École Polytechnique...

2013-11-11 12:20:25

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE MKT: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological( )and chemical threats, today announced that new data from the Company's next-generation SparVax(®) recombinant protective antigen (rPA) anthrax vaccine program were published in the November issue of the American Society for Microbiology peer-reviewed journal Clinical and Vaccine Immunology. The article entitled, "Increasing the Potency...

2013-11-05 08:36:07

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfenex Inc. today announced that it has awarded Paragon Bioservices a contract for the current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) manufacturing of its rPA based anthrax vaccine. Paragon Bioservices will implement the cGMP-ready Pfenex Expression Technology(TM)-based production process that has been developed at Pfenex, through its vaccines division. Funding will be provided by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the...

2013-10-31 08:32:49

PRINCETON, N.J., Oct. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat inflammatory diseases and biodefense medical countermeasures (MCMs) where there remains an unmet medical need, announced today submission of a full contract proposal to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Division of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. Successful...

2013-10-01 08:32:26

Funding will be provided by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. SAN DIEGO, Oct. 1, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Pfenex Inc. today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), through the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), has modified its prime contract and simultaneously exercised an...

2013-09-25 08:29:06

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat inflammatory diseases and biodefense medical countermeasures (MCMs) where there remains an unmet medical need, announced today that it has been awarded a contract valued at up to $6.4 million by the US Department of Health and Human Service's National Institutes of Health (NIH) (specifically funded...

2013-09-16 08:28:10

PRINCETON, N.J., Sept. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing products to treat inflammatory diseases and biodefense countermeasures where there remains an unmet medical need, announced today that the Office of Orphan Products Development of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted orphan drug designation to the active ingredient SGX94 for the treatment of acute...


Latest Anthrax Reference Libraries

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2011-04-14 14:43:25

Bacillus anthracis is a Gram-positive spore-forming, rod-shaped bacterium, with a width of 1-1.2µm and a length of 3-5µm. It can grow in aerobic or anaerobic conditions. It is the only known bacterium to synthesize a protein capsule and the only pathogenic bacterium to carry its own adenylyl cyclase virulence factor. They form oval spores located centrally in a non-swollen sporangium. These spores are highly resilient and can survive extreme temperatures, low-nutrient environments, and...

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