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January 22, 2014
08:41 EDTHEBHemispherx analysis of new data on protection from pulmonary damage by H5N1
Hemispherx Biopharma announced that Dr. William M. Mitchell of Vanderbilt University presented a research paper on January 21 at the Keystone Symposia Conference on Pathogenesis of Respiratory Viruses entitled "Protection from Pulmonary Tissue Damage Associated with Infection of Cynomolgus Macaques by Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Virus, or H5N1, by Low Dose Natural Human IFN- Administered to the Buccal Mucosa." The global threat of an influenza pandemic emerging from avian H5N1 and H7N9 influenza viruses that are highly pathogenic for humans has mobilized a variety of efforts to mitigate the potential devastating human and economic consequences. The study demonstrated a dose-dependent sparing of the H5N1 induced pulmonary damage. Clinical studies will be required to validate similar results in humans from highly pathogenic H5N1, H7N9, or similar emerging avian influenza viruses. Thus, both H5N1 influenza virus (the subject of collaboration with the Osterhaus group) and H7N9 influenza virus (the subject of ongoing collaboration with Prof. J. Richt's group at the Center of Excellence for Emerging and Zoonotic Animal Diseases, Kansas State University are susceptible to Alferon N treatment in various model systems. The latter work was conducted at research facilities designed to enhance the capability of the US Department of Homeland Security.
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08:37 EDTHEBHemispherx exploring possible research program in Zika Virus
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February 3, 2016
08:46 EDTHEBHemispherx announces voluntary stock purchase plan
Hemispherx Biopharma announced a Voluntary Pay for Stock Plan. Hemispherx Biopharma is seeking to create ownership incentives as well as to provide additional cash for various operational activities. All members of Senior Management, all members of the board, and all employees volunteered to participate. Senior Management believes that this Plan creates significant shareholder value as the participants will voluntarily use up to 20% of their salaries to purchase stock from the company, creating long term incentives for them to reach corporate goals. In addition, the CEO/Chairman and President/CFO, will both voluntarily reduce their salaries further to a cumulative reduction of 50%. The plan goes into effect immediately.

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