TapImmune Signs Research and Technology License Option Agreement for Smallpox Vaccine

TapImmune announced that it has signed a Research and Technology License Option Agreement with Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, for the development of a smallpox vaccine technology

SEATTLE, WA, USA | August 4, 2010 | TapImmune Inc. (OTCBB:TPIV - News) announced that it has signed a Research and Technology License Option Agreement with Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, for the development of a smallpox vaccine technology. Research will be conducted by Gregory Poland M.D., at Mayo Clinic, to evaluate novel peptide antigens together with TapImmune's proprietary TAP technology. TapImmune also has an exclusive Option to the smallpox vaccine technology after research studies have been completed under the terms of the agreement.

TapImmune Inc. is developing vaccines for the treatment of cancer and infectious disease using its proprietary TAP technology platform. In preclinical studies this technology improved the efficacy of a vaccinia virus vaccine by over a 100 fold.

Dr Glynn Wilson, Chairman & CEO of TapImmune, stated, "The opportunity to license this technology builds on our experience of enhancing the potency of a smallpox vaccine. We believe that this technology gives TapImmune the potential to develop a new generation of safe and cost effective smallpox vaccines that will have widespread use."

About TapImmune Inc.

Taplmmune Inc. is a biotechnology company specializing in the development of innovative cell based immunotherapeutics and vaccines in the areas of oncology and infectious disease. The Company's lead product candidate, the AdhTAP vaccine is designed to restore and augment antigen presentation and subsequent recognition and killing of cancer cells by the immune system. The Company is currently planning the development AdhTAP for the commencement of clinical manufacturing and toxicology studies. The Company is also developing TAP- based prophylactic vaccines. As a vaccine component, the TAP technology has the potential to significantly improve the efficacy of current prophylactic vaccines and enhance the creation of new ones in the fight against pandemic infectious diseases.

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SOURCE: Taplmmune Inc.

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