SOURCE: Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.

Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.

September 08, 2009 08:30 ET

Cleveland BioLabs to Present at NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference

BUFFALO, NY--(Marketwire - September 8, 2009) - Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. (NASDAQ: CBLI) today announced that the Company is scheduled to present at the 16th Annual NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference, presented by BioCentury and Thomson Reuters, September 16, in New York City.

Michael Fonstein, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and President of Cleveland BioLabs, will give a presentation on September 16, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time. An audio webcast of the presentation may be accessed at the Company's website, www.cbiolabs.com, in the Investors section. A replay of the presentation will be archived for 90 days after the conference at the same location. For more information on the NewsMakers in the Biotech Industry Conference, please visit www.biocentury.com.

Cleveland BioLabs is developing a pipeline of products for multiple defense and medical applications from two primary families of compounds: Protectans and Curaxins. Protectans are being developed as drug candidates that protect normal tissues from acute stresses such as radiation and chemotherapy. Curaxins are being developed as anticancer agents that could act as mono-therapy drugs or in combination with other existing anticancer agents.

Cleveland BioLabs's most advanced compound, Protectan CBLB502, is a derivative of a microbial protein, which has demonstrated the capacity to reduce injury from acute stresses, such as radiation and chemotherapy, in animal models. CBLB502 mobilizes several cell protective mechanisms, including inhibition of programmed cell death (apoptosis), reduction of oxidative damage and induction of regeneration-promoting cytokines.

CBLB502 is being developed under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Animal Efficacy Rule to treat Acute Radiation Syndrome (ARS) or radiation poisoning from any exposure to radiation such as a nuclear or radiological weapon/ dirty bomb, or from a nuclear accident. This approval pathway requires demonstration of efficacy in representative animal models and safety and drug metabolism testing in healthy human volunteers.

Evidence of CBLB502's mechanism of action and activity in animal models was published in Science Magazine in April 2008 (Science, 2008, vol. 320, pp. 226-230). Data from 50 subjects in an initial Phase I safety and tolerability study indicated that CBLB502 was well tolerated and that normalized biomarker results corresponded to previously demonstrated activity in animal models of ARS. As part of the development of CBLB502, this study will be followed by a second, larger safety study in healthy human volunteers, which will be based on the results of the initial study. There is currently no FDA approved medical countermeasure to treat ARS.

CBLB502 is also being developed as a supportive care measure to reduce and prevent occurrence of side effects of radiotherapy or chemotherapy in cancer treatment.

About Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.

Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. is a drug discovery and development company leveraging its proprietary discoveries around programmed cell death to develop treatments for cancer and protection of normal tissues from exposure to radiation and other stresses. The Company has strategic partnerships with the Cleveland Clinic, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, ChemBridge Corporation and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute. To learn more about Cleveland BioLabs, Inc., please visit the company's website at http://www.cbiolabs.com.

This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors. Some of the factors that could cause future results to materially differ from the recent results or those projected in forward-looking statements include the "Risk Factors" described in the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on March 30, 2009.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Rachel Levine
    Director Corporate Development & Communications
    Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.
    T: (646) 284-9439
    E: rlevine@cbiolabs.com