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Emergent BioSolutions Announces Acceptance of TRU-016 and TRU-Adhance Abstracts for Presentation at American Society of Hematology Meeting

ROCKVILLE, Md., Nov 09, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) today announced the acceptance of four abstracts for presentation at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH) to be held from December 4 to 7 in Orlando, Florida. The presentations include an oral presentation on the results of a Phase I dose escalation, monotherapy study of TRU-016 for patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL). TRU-016 is Emergent's humanized anti-CD37 small modular immunopharmaceutical (SMIP(TM)) protein in development for the treatment of B-cell malignancies such as CLL and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL).

"Emergent is pleased with the Phase I data and tolerability profile of TRU-016 that will be presented at ASH," said Dr. W. James Jackson, chief scientific officer at Emergent BioSolutions. "The fact that many patients with CLL experience disease relapse tells us that there is an acute need for differentiated treatments. We are encouraged by the clinical results and look forward to the next phase in our clinical development program for TRU-016."

#56 Phase 1 Dose Escalation Study of TRU-016, An Anti-CD37 SMIPTM Protein In Relapsed and Refractory CLL

Oral Session: CLL - Therapy, excluding Transplantation: Novel Agents and New Approaches
Sunday, December 5, 2010, 4:45 PM
Valencia D (Orange County Convention Center)

#3931 TRU-016, An Anti-CD37 SMIPTM Biologic, In Combination with Other Therapeutic Drugs In Models of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Poster Session: Lymphoma - Pre-Clinical - Chemotherapy and Biologic Agents: Poster II
Monday, December 6, 2010, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Hall A3/A4 (Orange County Convention Center)
Poster Board III-710

#3098 CD37 Is a Potential Therapeutic Target for B-Cell Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma

Poster Session: Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma - Biology, excluding Therapy: Poster II
Sunday, December 5, 2010, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Hall A3/A4 (Orange County Convention Center)
Poster Board II-978

#1847 GlycoVariant Anti-CD37 Small Modular Immuno-Pharmaceutical Exhibits Superior Natural Killer Cell Mediated Cytotoxicity Against Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia Cells at Low Concentrations and Low Antigen Density

Poster Session: Molecular Pharmacology, Drug Resistance: Poster I
Saturday, December 4, 2010, 5:30 PM-7:30 PM
Hall A3/A4 (Orange County Convention Center)
Poster Board I-827

About Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

Emergent BioSolutions Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company focused on the development, manufacture and commercialization of vaccines and antibody therapies that assist the body's immune system to prevent or treat disease. Emergent's marketed and investigational products target infectious diseases, oncology, and autoimmune disorders. Additional information about the company may be found at

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