SOURCE: iBio, Inc.

iBio, Inc.

October 16, 2014 08:31 ET

iBio Responds to Inquiries About its Role in Emergency Response to Ebola Virus Disease Outbreak

NEWARK, DE--(Marketwired - Oct 16, 2014) - iBio, Inc. (NYSE MKT: IBIO) today confirmed, in response to shareholder and media inquiries: (i) the applicability of its issued U.S. iBioLaunch™ platform patents and related proprietary technology to further development and production of antibodies that target the Ebola virus, and (ii) that iBio has an ongoing relationship with Caliber Biotherapeutics LLC reflected by a License and Collaboration Agreement dated February 14, 2013 pursuant to which iBio and Caliber have been collaborating on commercial opportunities for recombinant antibodies and antibody-related proteins based on the speed, efficiency, and cost advantages of producing pharmaceutical proteins in plants instead of with bioreactor-based manufacturing methods.

Based on published scientific data, the superior homogeneity of antibody glysolylation (the addition of sugars to proteins) in plants can provide significant efficacy advantages over similar antibodies produced in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells.

iBio has offered to assist the U.S. government by making its proprietary technology available for emergency use to enable the manufacture and yield optimization of certain experimental antibody-based drugs that address the current Ebola virus outbreak, to the extent such assistance is requested by the government.

About iBio, Inc.

iBio owns the iBioLaunch™ platform, which is a proprietary, transformative technology for development and production of biologics using transient gene expression in unmodified green plants. iBio is developing a proprietary product for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, systemic sclerosis, and other fibrotic diseases using its iBioLaunch platform. The company also offers technology licenses to others and provides collaborators full support for turn-key implementation of its technology for protein therapeutics, such as antibodies, and vaccines. In Brazil, iBio has been collaborating with Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) since 2011 to develop a recombinant yellow fever vaccine based upon iBio technology. Further information is available at: www.ibioinc.com.

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