BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. to Present Cancer Vaccine Portfolio Update at the BIO International Convention

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: BPAX) will present a BioSante cancer vaccine portfolio update at the BIO International Convention, which will take place May 3-6 in Chicago, Illinois.

Stephen M. Simes, BioSante’s president & CEO, will speak on Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at 3:15 pm local time. He will provide a status report on BioSante’s portfolio of cancer vaccines in clinical development, as well as an update on LibiGel® (testosterone gel) in clinical development for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction.

BioSante’s GVAX cancer vaccines currently are in several Phase II clinical trials in various cancer types including vaccines for the treatment of leukemia, breast cancer and pancreatic cancer, and to date have received FDA orphan drug designations for GVAX AML for the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia and GVAX Pancreas for the treatment of pancreatic cancer.

About the BIO International Convention

The BIO International Convention is the largest global event for the biotechnology industry and attracts the biggest names in biotech, offers key networking and partnering opportunities, and provides insights and inspiration on the major trends affecting the industry. The BIO International Convention showcases the many ways the biotechnology and life science industries work together to help heal, fuel, and feed the world. More than 20,000 people from across the globe are expected to converge in Chicago to attend the global event for biotechnology. BIO represents more than 1,200 biotechnology companies, academic institutions, state biotechnology centers and related organizations across the United States and in more than 30 other nations. BIO members are involved in the research and development of innovative healthcare, agricultural, industrial and environmental biotechnology products.

About BioSante Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

BioSante is a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing products for female sexual health and oncology. BioSante’s lead products include LibiGel® (transdermal testosterone gel) in Phase III clinical development by BioSante under a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) SPA (Special Protocol Assessment) for the treatment of female sexual dysfunction (FSD), and Elestrin™ (estradiol gel) developed through FDA approval by BioSante, indicated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe vasomotor symptoms associated with menopause, currently marketed in the U.S. Also in development is a portfolio of cancer vaccines (GVAX), two of which have been granted orphan drug designation, currently in several Phase II clinical trials, at minimal cost to BioSante. Other products in development are Bio-T-Gel™, a testosterone gel for male hypogonadism, licensed to Teva Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: TEVA) and an oral contraceptive in Phase II clinical development using BioSante patented technology. The current market in the U.S. for estrogen and testosterone products is approximately $2.5 billion and for oral contraceptives approximately $3 billion. The company also is developing its calcium phosphate technology (CaP) for aesthetic medicine (BioLook™), as a vaccine adjuvant, including for an H1N1 (swine flu) vaccine, and drug delivery as well as seeking opportunities for its 2A/Furin and other technologies. Additional information is available online at:


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