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Aegis Therapeutics’ Intravail® Technology Selected as Winner in Pharmaceutical Technology's “Innovations in Pharma Science Awards” for 2008

SAN DIEGO, CA January 6, 2009/MarketWire/– Aegis Therapeutics LLC’s Intravail® transmucosal absorption enhancement technology has been selected as a winner in Pharmaceutical Technology’s “Innovations in Pharma Science Awards”.  Intravail® excipients make it possible to administer previously injectable-only drugs such as growth hormone, interferon, glucagon, and siRNA drugs through various non-invasive means including metered nasal sprays, flash dissolve buccal tablets, or oral formulations. Intravail® is featured in the December 2008 issue of Pharmaceutical Technology (Pharm Tech).  Pharm Tech is a*peer-reviewed publication serving 38,600 BPA-audited subscribers, the largest circulation in the industry,  delivering practical, technical, and business-critical information to decision-makers in the pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, and manufacturing fields. It is available in a printversion as well as an electronic version which may be accessed at http://www.pharmtech.com.

 About Aegis Therapeutics

Aegis Therapeutics LLC is a drug delivery technology company commercializing its patented or proprietary drug delivery and drug formulation technologies through product-specific licenses. Our patented Intravail® drug delivery technology enables the non-invasive delivery of a broad range of protein, peptide and non-peptide macromolecular therapeutics that can currently only be administered by injection. Aegis’ Intravail® absorption enhancement agents provide exceptionally high and unmatched bioavailability performance, comparable in efficiency to subcutaneous injection, via the intranasal administration route. Intravail® has also been successfully applied to buccal, oral, and rectal administration of both small molecule and peptidic drugs.  Our patentedProTek® technology allows creation of proprietary, easily manufacturable, and stable aqueous or lyophilized dosage forms that maintain the integrity and physiological activity of many protein and peptide therapeutics. ProTek® technology is applicable to injectable, intranasal, and other dosage forms of peptide or protein therapeutics. For more information about Aegis, please visit the Aegis website at:  htpp://www.aegisthera.com.