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ROCKVILLE, Md., Jun 13, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) announced today that its Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Fuad El-Hibri, has been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.

“I am pleased with the opportunity to serve on the Board of an organization whose mission is to advance human progress through initiative and responsibility,” said Mr. El-Hibri. “I look forward to helping move the Chamber’s agenda forward and contributing to its success.”

“Throughout his career, Fuad El-Hibri has successfully identified and expanded on business opportunities that contribute to creating jobs and growing the economy,” said Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. “Fuad is an accomplished entrepreneur and the Chamber will benefit from his vast experience in international business and partnering with the U.S. government.”

Mr. El-Hibri has been at the helm of Emergent BioSolutions since its inception in 1998. Prior to Emergent, he worked extensively in the telecommunications, banking, and consulting industries. Mr. El-Hibri is chairman of the El-Hibri Charitable Foundation and serves on several boards, including that of the International Biomedical Research Alliance and the National Health Museum.

About Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

Emergent BioSolutions protects and enhances life by developing and manufacturing vaccines and therapeutics that are supplied to healthcare providers and purchasers for use in preventing and treating disease. Emergent’s marketed and investigational products target infectious diseases, oncology and autoimmune disorders.

SOURCE: Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jun 09, 2011 — Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) announced today that its investigational anthrax vaccine, NuThraxTM (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed with CPG 7909 Adjuvant), has been granted Fast Track Designation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The vaccine candidate, also known as AV7909, consists of BioThrax(R) (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) in combination with a novel immunostimulatoryoligodeoxynucleotide compound, CPG 7909, and is currently being evaluated in a Phase 1b clinical trial for safety, tolerability, and immunogenicity. The FDA’s Fast Track Development Program provides for expedited regulatory review of drugs and biologics that treat serious or life threatening diseases and that demonstrate the potential to address unmet medical needs.

“Emergent is pleased to receive Fast Track Designation for NuThrax,” said Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi, president and chief operating officer of Emergent BioSolutions. “Expedited regulatory review could mean more frequent communications with FDA, priority review of Biologics License Applications (BLA) for our vaccine, and a rolling BLA submission, which allows FDA to review sections of the BLA in advance of receiving the complete submission.”

The Phase 1b trial for NuThrax is being conducted with support from a development contract that is jointly administered under contract number HHSN272200800051C by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Office of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

About Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

Emergent BioSolutions, led by Chairman and CEO Fuad El-Hibri, protects and enhances life by developing and manufacturing vaccines and therapeutics that are supplied to healthcare providers and purchasers for use in preventing and treating disease. Emergent’s marketed and investigational products target infectious diseases, oncology, and autoimmune disorders. Additional information about the company may be found at www.emergentbiosolutions.com.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements, other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding our strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management, including any potential future securities offering, our expected revenue growth and net earnings for 2011, and any other statements containing the words “believes”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “estimates”, “may”, “would”, “will”, and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including the success of our preclinical studies and clinical trials of our product candidates and post-approval clinical utility of our products; the rate and degree of market acceptance of our products; the success of our ongoing and planned development programs; the timing of and our ability to obtain and maintain regulatory approvals for our other product candidates; our plans to pursue label expansions and improvements for BioThrax; our commercialization, marketing and manufacturing capabilities and strategy; our estimates regarding expenses, future revenue, capital requirements and needs for additional financing; and other factors identified in the company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 and subsequent reports filed with the SEC. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

SOURCE: Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 31, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE:EBS) announced today that eight lots of BioThrax(R) (Anthrax Vaccine Adsorbed) have received regulatory release for delivery to the U.S. government under the company’s contract (200-2009-30162) originally written to supply 14.5 million doses of BioThrax to the Strategic National Stockpile. This marks the largest single-week regulatory release of product for delivery in the company’s history. The company expects to complete delivery of the 14.5 million doses as early as June, approximately three months ahead of the schedule originally set forth in the contract. BioThrax is the only vaccine licensed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protect against anthrax infection.

“Emergent is pleased with its progress towards early completion of its original procurement contract to supply 14.5 million doses of BioThrax,” said Daniel J. Abdun-Nabi, president and chief operating officer of Emergent BioSolutions. “Upon completion of this delivery, anticipated to occur as early as June, the company will focus on delivering the additional 3.42 million doses under the modified procurement contract. With the recent request for proposal issued by the U.S. government, Emergent is also advancing discussions to supply 44.75 million doses of BioThrax over the next five years.”

About Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

Emergent BioSolutions.led by Chairman and CEO Fuad El-Hibri, protects and enhances life by developing and manufacturing vaccines and therapeutics that are supplied to healthcare providers and purchasers for use in preventing and treating disease. Emergent’s marketed and investigational products target infectious diseases, oncology and autoimmune disorders. Additional information about the company may be found at www.emergentbiosolutions.com.

About BioThrax

BioThrax is the only FDA-licensed vaccine for the prevention of anthrax infection. It is indicated for the active immunization of adults who are at high risk of exposure to anthrax. BioThrax is manufactured from a culture filtrate, made from a non-virulent strain of Bacillus anthracis. To date, Emergent has delivered over 42 million doses of BioThrax to the U.S. government and continues to deliver additional doses under active procurement contracts. Since 1998, over 10 million doses have been administered to more than 2.5 million military personnel. For full prescribing information, please visit www.biothrax.com/prescribinginformation_biothrax_us.pdf.

Safe Harbor Statement

This press release includes forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Any statements, other than statements of historical fact, including statements regarding our strategy, future operations, future financial position, future revenues, projected costs, prospects, plans and objectives of management, including any potential future securities offering, our expected revenue growth and net earnings for 2011, and any other statements containing the words “believes”, “expects”, “anticipates”, “plans”, “estimates” and similar expressions, are forward-looking statements. There are a number of important factors that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially from those indicated by such forward-looking statements, including appropriations for BioThrax(R) procurement; our ability to obtain new BioThrax(R) sales contracts or modifications to existing contracts; our plans to pursue label expansions and improvements for BioThrax(R); our plans to expand our manufacturing facilities and capabilities; the rate and degree of market acceptance of our products; the success of preclinical studies and clinical trials of our product candidates and post-approval clinical utility of our products; and other factors identified in the company’s Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2011 and subsequent reports filed with the SEC. The company disclaims any intention or obligation to update any forward-looking statements as a result of developments occurring after the date of this press release.

SOURCE: Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

ROCKVILLE, Md., May 25, 2011 — Emergent BioSolutions Inc. (NYSE: EBS) announced today that the company will be webcasting its presentation at the Jefferies 2011 Global Healthcare Conference in New York on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 1:15 PM Eastern. During the presentation, a member of the company’s senior management team will provide a corporate overview, which may include a discussion of the company’s business activities and financial performance.

A webcast of this presentation will be available both live and by replay, accessible from the Emergent website www.emergentbiosolutions.com under “Investors”.

About Emergent BioSolutions Inc.

Emergent BioSolutions, led by Chairman and CEO Fuad El-Hibri, protects and enhances life by developing and manufacturing vaccines and therapeutics that are supplied to healthcare providers and purchasers for use in preventing and treating disease. Emergent’s marketed and investigational products target infectious diseases, oncology and autoimmune disorders. Additional information about the company may be found at www.emergentbiosolutions.com.

 

SOURCE: Emergent BioSolutions Inc.