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NexBio(R) Demonstrates DAS181 (Fludase(R)*), a Broad-Spectrum Drug Candidate, Inhibits Influenza Viral Infection in Human Lung Tissue
Date:8/25/2009

g and commercializing novel, broad-spectrum biopharmaceuticals to prevent and treat current and emerging life-threatening diseases. DAS181 (Fludase((R))), a recombinant fusion protein, inactivates viral receptors on the cells of the human respiratory tract, thereby preventing and treating infection by influenza, including potential pandemic strains, and by parainfluenza viruses (which may cause serious respiratory illness similar to influenza and for which there is no approved vaccine or therapeutic). Unlike current antiviral compounds and vaccines, DAS181 targets human host receptors, not virus components, and thus carries a reduced risk of drug resistance compared with currently-available antiviral drugs. Extensive, prolonged nonclinical studies have not shown the development of any meaningful resistance. Viradin((TM)), invented and developed by NexBio, is a parenteral protein under development, currently at lead optimization stage, directed to the treatment of viral hemorrhagic fevers and bacterial biothreat sepsis. TOSAP((TM)) is a technology invented and developed by NexBio and is used to formulate DAS181 for inhalation, as well as to make nano/microparticles from virtually any type of molecule. TOSAP((TM)) is offered for the formulation of compounds of partners, under license.

For more information about NexBio, Inc., please visit http://www.nexbio.com

    Contact:

    David Wurtman, M.D., M.B.A
    VP, Corporate Development
    10665 Sorrento Valley Road
    San Diego, CA  92121
    Phone: (858) 452-2631
    dwurtman@nexbio.com

* FDA has yet to approve the name Fludase.

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