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Epimmune Gets AIDS Vaccine Deal
Los Angeles Times;


The U.S. government has given a five-year, $16.7 million contract to the San Diego biotechnology company Epimmune for the development of an HIV vaccine. The company will work with Bavarian Nordic, SRI International, and Althea Technologies to develop a product using HIV protein fragments. AlphaVax, Novavax, and Progenics Pharmaceuticals have secured separate contracts. Each contracted group will use a different approach to HIV immunization.

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