Vical researches and develops biopharmaceutical products based on its patented DNA delivery technologies for the prevention and treatment of serious or life-threatening diseases. Potential applications of the company's DNA delivery technology include DNA vaccines for infectious diseases or cancer, in which the expressed protein is an immunogen; cancer immunotherapeutics, in which the expressed protein is an immune system stimulant; and cardiovascular therapies, in which the expressed protein is an angiogenic growth factor. The company is developing certain infectious disease vaccines and cancer therapeutics internally. In addition, the company collaborates with major pharmaceutical companies and biotechnology companies that give it access to complementary technologies or greater resources. These strategic partnerships provide the company with mutually beneficial opportunities to expand its product pipeline and address significant unmet medical needs. Additional information on Vical is available at www.vical.com .
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This press release contains forward-looking statements subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Forward-looking statements include statements regarding the development and potential commercialization of Allovectin ®, the potential for Allovectin ® to shift the melanoma treatment paradigm, and the future contributions of Mr. Morrow to Vical's Board of Directors. Actual results set forth in or implied by these forward-looking statements may differ materially as a result of various risks and uncertainties. These risks and uncertainties include whether Vical or others will continue development of Allovectin ® or any other product candidates; whether Allovectin ® or any other product candidates will be successfully developed, approved or commercialized; whether Vical or its collaborative partners will seek or gain approval to market Allovectin ® or any other product candidates; whether Vical or its collaborative partners will succeed in marketing Allovectin ® or any other product candidates; and additional risks set forth in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. These forward-looking statements represent the company's judgment as of the date of this release. The company disclaims, however, any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
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