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Inovio Biomedical (INO) to Present at World Vaccine Congress 2010

BLUE BELL, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Inovio Biomedical Corporation (NYSE Amex: INO), a leader in DNA vaccine design, development and delivery, announced today that the company will be presenting its DNA vaccine technology platform and the development of universal influenza vaccine candidates at the upcoming World Vaccine Congress to be held in Washington, DC from April 19-22.

Dr. J. Joseph Kim, Inovio President and CEO, is speaking at a panel session on April 20th at 17:15 titled “What’s on the Horizon for DNA Vaccines? Renewing the Promise.” The session will focus on the advancements made in translating the potential of DNA vaccines into the clinic as well as the potential benefits of DNA vaccines vis-à-vis other vaccine platforms in reducing vaccine development times.

“Inovio recently announced interim data from its ongoing cervical cancer therapy trial demonstrating the induction of strong levels of antigen-specific, dose-related antibody and cellular immune responses. We look forward to discussing these results at this important vaccine conference,” noted Dr. Kim.

Dr. Niranjan Y. Sardesai, Inovio Senior VP Research and Development, is speaking in a session on April 20th called “H1N1 Federal Planning and Preparedness and Industry Response to Federal Strategies.” His presentation, scheduled for 14:40, is titled “Designing DNA-based Vaccines with the Capability to Provide Universal Protection against Unmatched Influenza Virus Strains.” The presentation will highlight the ability of Inovio’s SynCon™ technology to side-step current “catch-up” strategies for providing protection against influenza by designing and evaluating broadly cross-protective DNA vaccine candidates against multiple influenza virus sub-types.

The World Vaccine Congress brings together thought leaders from the world’s leading vaccine manufacturers, biotechs, governmental agencies, NGOs, research and academic institutes. For more information on the Congress:

About Inovio Biomedical Corporation

Inovio Biomedical is focused on the design, development, and delivery of a new generation of vaccines, called DNA vaccines, to prevent and treat cancers and infectious diseases. The company’s SynCon™ technology enables the design of “universal” vaccines capable of protecting against multiple – including newly emergent, unknown – strains of pathogens such as influenza. Inovio’s proprietary electroporation-based DNA vaccine delivery technology has been shown by initial human data to safely and significantly increase gene expression and immune responses. Inovio’s clinical programs include HPV/cervical cancer (therapeutic), avian flu, and HIV vaccines. Inovio is developing its universal and avian influenza vaccines in collaboration with scientists from the University of Pennsylvania, the National Microbiology Laboratory of the Public Health Agency of Canada, and the NIH’s Vaccine Research Center. Other partners and collaborators include Merck, Tripep, University of Southampton, National Cancer Institute, and HIV Vaccines Trial Network. More information is available at

This press release contains, in addition to historical information, forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on management’s current estimates and expectations and are subject to a number of uncertainties and risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those described in the forward-looking statements. Inovio is providing this information as of the date of this press release, and expressly disclaims any duty to update information contained in this press release.

Forward-looking statements in this press release include, without limitation, express and implied statements relating to Inovio’s business, plans to develop electroporation-based drug and gene delivery technologies and DNA vaccines and pre-clinical and clinical studies. Actual events or results may differ from the expectations set forth herein as a result of a number of risks, uncertainties and other factors, including but not limited to: Inovio has a history of losses; all of Inovio’s potential human products are in research and development phases; no revenues have been generated from the sale of any such products, nor are any such revenues expected for at least the next several years; Inovio’s product candidates will require significant additional research and development efforts, including extensive preclinical and clinical testing; uncertainties inherent in clinical trials and product development programs, including but not limited to the fact that pre-clinical and clinical results may not be indicative of results achievable in other trials or for other indications, that results from one study may not necessarily be reflected or supported by the results of other similar studies, that results from an animal study may not be indicative of results achievable in human studies, that clinical testing is expensive and can take many years to complete, that the outcome of any clinical trial is uncertain and failure can occur at any time during the clinical trial process, and that Inovio’s electroporation technology and DNA vaccines may fail to show the desired safety and efficacy traits in clinical trials; all product candidates that Inovio advances to clinical testing will require regulatory approval prior to commercial use, and will require significant costs for commercialization; the availability of funding; the ability to manufacture vaccine candidates; the availability or potential availability of alternative therapies or treatments for the conditions targeted by Inovio or its collaborators, including alternatives that may be more efficacious or cost-effective than any therapy or treatment that Inovio and its collaborators hope to develop; whether Inovio’s proprietary rights are enforceable or defensible or infringe or allegedly infringe on rights of others or can withstand claims of invalidity; and the impact of government healthcare proposals. Readers are also referred to Inovio’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2009 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission which identify important risk factors that could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements.

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010 Uncategorized