SOURCE: Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc.

Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc.

May 10, 2011 09:45 ET

Stellar Biotechnologies Announces Pre-IDE Meeting With FDA

PORT HUENEME, CA--(Marketwire - May 10, 2011) - Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SBOTF) (TSX-V: KLH) announces the completion of a pre-Investigational Device Exemption (pre-IDE) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Office of In Vitro Diagnostic Device Evaluation and Safety, Center for Devices and Radiological Health to discuss Stellar's proposed anti-KLH assay currently in development.

The outcome of this consultation with the FDA assisted Stellar to identify and define its strategy to complete the clinical development and regulatory pathway for the anti-KLH in vitro diagnostic device. The FDA encouraged Stellar to consider additional clinical investigation plans that may distinguish the clinical correlation of the assay results with measures of patient immune response.

Stellar is committed to pursuing this unmet medical need to make this diagnostic tool available to clinicians as quickly as possible, and will work to complete the development and regulatory activities identified during this meeting with the Agency.

About Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SBOTF) (TSX-V: KLH): Stellar Biotechnologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: SBOTF) (TSX-V: KLH) ( is a world leader in sustainable manufacturing of pharmaceutical grade immune carrier proteins (ICP), particularly with regard to the present most important pharmaceutical protein in this class, KLH (Keyhole Limpet Hemocyanin). This evolutionary protein has a highly complex structure that makes it ideal for use in human and animal vaccines and diagnostic products. With partners and customers, its flagship Stellar KLH products are in the clinic, and on the way to being established as the only sustainable, long-term pharmaceutical source.

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