Inovio Pharmaceuticals to Present at Scientific Conferences

Mar 29, 2011, 04:00 ET from Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

BLUE BELL, Pa., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NYSE Amex: INO), a leader in the development of therapeutic and preventive vaccines against cancers and infectious diseases, announced today that the company will make presentations at two scientific conferences:

Immunopotentiators in Modern Vaccines

Porto, Portugal, April 6-8, 2011

Tiara Park Atlantico Hotel

Inovio Presentation

Amir Khan, Ph.D., Director of Product Development

April 7, 2011

Session 8

"Development of molecular adjuvants for DNA vaccines"

http://www.meetingsmanagement.com/imv_2011/index.htm

World Vaccine Congress

Washington, D.C., April 11-14, 2011

Gaylord National Hotel and Convention Center

Inovio Presentations

Niranjan Sardesai, Ph.D., Sr. VP, Research and Development

April 12, 2011

2:10pm

Stream B

Designing DNA-based vaccines with the capability to provide universal protection against unmatched influenza virus strains

April 12, 2011

5:50pm

Stream B

Panel session: Universal influenza vaccine: what challenges must be overcome to ensure feasibility?

April 13, 2011

3:25pm

Stream A

Panel session: Funding and reimbursement: a new dealmaking hurdle?

http://www.terrapinn.com/conference/world-vaccine-congress-washington/

About Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Inovio is developing a new generation of vaccines, called DNA vaccines, to treat and prevent cancers and infectious diseases. Its SynCon™ vaccines are designed to provide broad cross-strain protection against known as well as newly emergent strains of pathogens such as influenza. These vaccines, in combination with Inovio's proprietary electroporation delivery devices, have been shown to be safe and generate significant immune responses. Inovio's clinical programs include three separate programs in Phase II clinical studies, including VGX-3100 for treating cervical dysplasia and cancer. Other Inovio clinical programs include those for avian flu (preventive) and HIV vaccines (both preventive and therapeutic). Inovio is developing universal influenza and other vaccines in collaboration with scientists from the University of Pennsylvania. Other partners and collaborators include Merck, ChronTech, National Cancer Institute, U.S. Military HIV Research Program, NIH, HIV Vaccines Trial Network, University of Southampton, and PATH Malaria Vaccine Initiative. More information is available at www.inovio.com.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements relating to our business, including our plans to develop electroporation-based drug and gene delivery technologies and DNA vaccines and our capital resources. Actual events or results may differ from the expectations set forth herein as a result of a number of factors, including uncertainties inherent in pre-clinical studies, clinical trials and product development programs (including, but not limited to, the fact that pre-clinical and clinical results referenced in this release may not be indicative of results achievable in other trials or for other indications, that the studies or trials may not be successful or achieve the results desired, that results from one study may not necessarily be reflected or supported by the results of other similar studies and that results from an animal study may not be indicative of results achievable in human studies), the availability of funding to support continuing research and studies in an effort to prove safety and efficacy of electroporation technology as a delivery mechanism or develop viable DNA vaccines, the adequacy of our capital resources, the availability or potential availability of alternative therapies or treatments for the conditions targeted by the company or its collaborators, including alternatives that may be more efficacious or cost-effective than any therapy or treatment that the company and its collaborators hope to develop, evaluation of potential opportunities, issues involving product liability, issues involving patents and whether they or licenses to them will provide the company with meaningful protection from others using the covered technologies, whether such proprietary rights are enforceable or defensible or infringe or allegedly infringe on rights of others or can withstand claims of invalidity and whether the company can finance or devote other significant resources that may be necessary to prosecute, protect or defend them, the level of corporate expenditures, assessments of the company's technology by potential corporate or other partners or collaborators, capital market conditions, our ability to successfully integrate Inovio and VGX Pharmaceuticals, the impact of government healthcare proposals and other factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010 and other regulatory filings from time to time. There can be no assurance that any product in Inovio's pipeline will be successfully developed or manufactured, that final results of clinical studies will be supportive of regulatory approvals required to market licensed products, or that any of the forward-looking information provided herein will be proven accurate.

CONTACTS:

Investors: Bernie Hertel, Inovio Pharmaceuticals 858-410-3101 bhertel@inovio.com

Media: Jeff Richardson, Richardson & Associates 805-491-8313 jeff@richardsonglobalpr.com

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