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PharmAthene Presents Data for SparVax(TM), a Novel Vaccine for the Prevention and Treatment of Anthrax Infection, at the 12th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research
Date:4/28/2009

ANNAPOLIS, Md., April 28 /PRNewswire/ -- PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSE Amex: PIP), a biodefense company developing medical countermeasures against biological and chemical threats, announced today that results from a second Phase II study of SparVax(TM) were presented yesterday at the 12th Annual Conference on Vaccine Research, being held in Baltimore, MD, April 27-29, 2009. The conference is sponsored by the National Foundation of Infectious Diseases.

David P. Wright, President and Chief Executive Officer of PharmAthene commented, "We are very pleased to have had the opportunity to present these latest data for SparVax(TM) at Annual Conference on Vaccine Research. The study, which compared our vaccine to the currently licensed anthrax vaccine, BioThrax(R), provides further confirmation that SparVax(TM) is immunogenic and promotes good immunological recall following antigenic challenge. In addition, a lower incidence of injection site reactions observed with SparVax(TM) may suggest that it is better tolerated than BioThrax(R), a very important finding for this product candidate. Presentation of these data to attendees at this conference allows PharmAthene to continue to increase awareness of the progress we are making developing improved products using modern vaccine technologies to protect our Nation's citizens and military."

SparVax(TM) is a novel second generation recombinant protective antigen (rPA) anthrax vaccine that is being developed for pre and post exposure protection against anthrax infection.

SparVax(TM) Phase II Clinical Data

Results from a Phase II clinical trial of SparVax(TM) were presented during a poster session by Dr. Matthew Duchars, Chief Scientific Officer for PharmAthene.

The study was one of two Phase II trials evaluating different dose and dosing regimens of Sp
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