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2010-02-23 07:30:00

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Chimerix, Inc., a biotechnology company developing orally-available antiviral therapeutics, announced today that founder and CEO George Painter, Ph.D., will join representatives from government, industry and academia in an Institute of Medicine Workshop focusing on improving innovation around the discovery and development of new products needed to undertake medical countermeasures (e.g. vaccines, drugs, and diagnostics) when...

2010-02-02 06:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biotechnology company, announced today the publication of an article in the February 2010 edition of Vaccine, which describes preclinical formulations of RiVax(TM), its ricin toxin vaccine, with heightened stability. The article was authored by the Company's collaborators at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas (UT Southwestern)...

2010-02-01 14:47:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced today that it has submitted a White Paper in response to the Broad Agency Announcement (Solicitation Number: BAA-BARDA-09-34) issued by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) for the Advanced Research and Development of Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Medical...

2010-01-13 21:58:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- In the wake of a decision last month to move more than $600 million from the nation's Project BioShield Special Reserve Fund to other government agencies, representatives of BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority), NIH (National Institutes of Health), NIAID (National Institute for Allergies and Infectious Diseases) and DTRA (Defense Threat Reduction Agency), 15 CEO's from some of the country's leading biodefense and infectious...

2010-01-06 07:59:00

CHICAGO, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS), a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of novel drugs in the therapeutic areas of infection, cancer and respiratory diseases, today announced that it will present at the OneMedForum Emerging Company Finance Conference held January 12-14th in San Francisco. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20080218/ALSLOGO) Advanced Life...

2009-12-28 06:00:00

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Soligenix, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), formerly known as DOR BioPharma, Inc., a late-stage biotechnology company, announced today the publication of an article in the January 2010 edition of Infection and Immunity, detailing the characteristics of several immunodominant regions of ricin A chain, the antigenic component of RiVax((TM)). RiVax((TM)) is Soligenix's vaccine to protect against exposure to ricin...

2009-12-21 13:05:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, today announced the appointment of Jeffrey W. Runge, M.D. to PharmAthene's Board of Directors, increasing the Board to eight members. Dr. Runge is a Principal at The Chertoff Group, a firm providing advisory services in business risk management, homeland security and homeland defense. He is also the...

2009-12-16 07:30:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Advanced Life Sciences Holdings, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: ADLS), today announced positive top-line results from a pivotal, non-human primate study of its novel, once-a-day, oral antibiotic Restanza(TM) (cethromycin) against an inhaled lethal dose of tularemia. A 14-day course of Restanza achieved a 100% survival rate at the doses tested. All of the ten animals in the study that received 16 mg/kg once-a-day of Restanza (approximate to a human...

2009-12-07 20:00:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP) a biodefense company specializing in the development and commercialization of medical countermeasures against chemical and biological threats, announced today that the Department of Health and Human Services Biomedical Research and Development Authority (BARDA) has canceled its request for proposal (RFP) for Recombinant Protective Antigen Anthrax Vaccine for the Strategic National Stockpile (RFP BARDA...

2009-12-01 08:25:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced today that the Company will participate in and present data at the HHS Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) workshop and BARDA Industry Day taking place in Washington, DC Dec. 2-4, 2009. "As a company focused on the biosecurity of the country, we are honored to be...