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Insmed CEO Issues Statement on White House FY09 Budget and FDA Statements on Follow-On Biologics
Date:2/5/2008

RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Insmed Inc. (Nasdaq: INSM) CEO Geoffrey Allan issued the following statement today following the White House FY09 Budget and Food and Drug Administration statements on developing an approval pathway for follow-on biologics:

"Insmed is very pleased to see that the White House recognizes the importance of establishing a follow-on biologics approval pathway to deliver safe and more affordable medicines to Americans.

"We are also pleased by news of the Food and Drug Administration's preparation of a proposal to assist the Congress in moving forward with legislation to establish an approval pathway for follow-on biologics.

"We hope that the attention this important issue has received from both the White House and FDA will move Congress to adopt follow-on biologics legislation so patients can receive safe and affordable access to generic versions of these life-saving biotech drugs."

About Insmed

Insmed Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company with unique protein process development and manufacturing experience and a proprietary protein platform aimed at niche markets with unmet medical needs. Insmed has a state-of-the- art, FDA-approved biologic commercial manufacturing facility in Boulder, Colorado and a Corporate office in Richmond, Virginia. For more information, please visit http://www.insmed.com.

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