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MannKind Unveils Proposed Trade Name at Dedication of Danbury Manufacturing Facility
Date:9/17/2008

DANBURY, Conn., Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- MannKind Corporation (Nasdaq: MNKD) today announced that it has proposed to the United States Food and Drug Administration to use AFRESA as the trade name for its Technosphere Insulin System.

AFRESA (pronounced uh-FRESS-uh) was unveiled today by Alfred Mann, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of MannKind, during a ceremony at the company's Danbury, Conn., location that marked the completion and dedication of a new facility for the commercial manufacture of the product.

The events in Danbury included a building dedication, a luncheon, and tours of the 263,900 sq. ft. production facility for invitees, who included investors, medical and industry professionals, scientists, employees, and government officials. The completion of the building phase of this project brings MannKind's investment in plant and equipment at the Danbury site to almost $200 million. The facility is now in the process of being qualified and readied for preapproval inspection by the FDA.

Featuring state-of-the-art equipment and processes and redundant utilities, the new facility includes expansion space that will allow production capacity to be increased to meet expected demand over the next few years. The architect for the project was Kling Stubbins. The engineering firm was Clark Richardson Biskup and the construction manager was Torcon.

MannKind is proud to note that its facility expansion received the 2008 Bronze Vision Award in the Corporate Owner: Industrial/Manufacturing category at the Ninth Annual Constructech Vision Award ceremony, held in Chicago on August 21, 2008. The Constructech Vision Awards honor construction and engineering projects that have solved critical business issues
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