San Diego and Richmond, VA, USA, Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Sydney, Australia, July 30, 2015 – AmpliPhi BioSciences Corporation (OTCQB: APHB), a global leader in the development of bacteriophage-based antibacterial therapies to treat drug resistant infections, today announced that data comparing the efficacy of its bacteriophage cocktail to vancomycin in a Staphylococcus aureus lung infection mouse model will be presented at the joint Interscience Conference of Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) and International Congress of Chemotherapy and Infection (ICC) 2015 meeting, September 17-21 in San Diego.
Karen Joy Shaw, Ph.D., AmpliPhi’s Senior Microbiology Consultant, will present the data in a poster entitled ‘Efficacy of a Bacteriophage Cocktail in a Staphylococcus aureus Mouse Pneumonia Model is Comparable to Vancomycin’ (F-274) as part of the poster session ‘New Agents and Approaches Addressing Gram-Positive Pathogens, including Mycobacteria’ on Friday September 18 at 12pm in Exhibition Hall F.
About AmpliPhi BioSciences
AmpliPhi BioSciences Corporation (OTCQB: APHB) is a biotechnology company focused on the development and commercialization of novel bacteriophage-based antibacterial therapeutics. The Company's product development programs target infections that are often resistant to existing antibiotic treatments. AmpliPhi is collaborating with a number of leading organizations, including Intrexon Corporation (NYSE: XON), the U.S. Army, The Royal Brompton Clinic in London, UK and UK-based University of Leicester, to rapidly advance bacteriophage-based therapies.
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Bacteriophage are naturally occurring viruses that are highly specific for the bacterial hosts they infect. They can rapidly kill their host, amplifying themselves in the process.
Forward Looking Statements
Statements in this press release about the potential use of bacteriophages to treat bacterial infections, and the development of bacteriophage-based therapies are forward looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties, including without limitation the risk that the Company will not be able to successfully manufacture sufficient quantities of products to conduct clinical trials or commercialize products in a timely manner or at all, that AmpliPhi may not commence clinical trials or complete IND-enabling studies as expected, that the clinical trials will not be successful, that further development of the Company's products will require extensive and expensive nonclinical and clinical testing, may not be safe or efficacious, and may not be approved for marketing by the United States Food and Drug Administration or any foreign regulatory agency. For a further description of the risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ from those expressed in these forward-looking statements, as well as risks relating to AmpliPhi's business in general, see AmpliPhi's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, as amended, filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on April 15, 2015.
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