ATLANTA, May 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- GeoVax Labs, Inc. (OTCQB/OTCBB: GOVX), a biotechnology company that creates, develops and tests innovative HIV/AIDS vaccines, announced its financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2012 and provided a business update.
"We are delighted with recent developments that have strengthened and advanced our HIV/AIDS vaccine program," said Chairman of the Board David Dodd. "Our Phase 1/2 therapeutic vaccine trial continues to enroll patients and we expect full enrollment by the end of 2012. The HIV Vaccine Trials Network (HVTN) continues toward the goal of compiling the data for the Phase 2a trial of our preventive vaccine by the end of 2012 and recently opened a new Phase 1 trial of the next generation of our preventive vaccine, which utilizes granulocyte-macrophase colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) as an adjuvant to boost the immune response. We are gratified that the NIH-supported HVTN continues to recognize the potential life-saving value of our vaccine technology and has committed substantial resources toward advancing our clinical progress. Most important, we have a highly competent and dedicated team, focused on excellence in execution related to our ongoing development programs."
Robert T. McNally, PhD, GeoVax President and CEO, remarked, "We are particularly pleased with the outstanding preclinical results we recently reported for our next generation preventive vaccine, which co-expresses GM-CSF as an adjuvant in the DNA vaccine used to prime the immune system. Our studies demonstrated an unprecedented 90% reduction in per exposure risk of transmission for the E660 strain of SIV (simian HIV) and 72% reduction in per exposure risk of transmission for SIV251, the most potent strain of SIV used in non-human primate models. These are extremely rigorous models, with the primates receiving repeated weekly exposures to SIV of up to 300 times the amount one would expect to see in humans. Our data ind
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