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Monday, October 17, 2011

Inovio Pharmaceuticals and VGX International to Advance Therapeutic Hepatitis C and Hepatitis B Synthetic Vaccines into Clinical Studies

Data published in Molecular Therapy indicates strong vaccine-generated T cell immune responses in monkeys to consensus multi-antigen HCV vaccine

BLUE BELL, PA – October 10, 2011 -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INO), a leader in the development of synthetic vaccines against cancers and infectious diseases, announced today that it has entered into a product development collaboration agreement with its affiliate, VGX International Inc. (KSE:011000), to co-develop Inovio’s SynCon® therapeutic vaccines for hepatitis B and C infections.

Under the terms of the agreement, VGX International will receive marketing rights for these vaccines in Asia, excluding Japan, and in return will fully fund IND-enabling and initial phase I and II clinical studies. Inovio will receive payments based on the achievement of clinical milestones and royalties based on sales in the licensed territories and retains all commercial rights in all other territories.

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