Dynavax Technologies Corporation
Dec 23, 2010

Dynavax Reports Phase 1B Safety and Immunogenicity Results for Hepatitis B Therapy Candidate


BERKELEY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 12/23/10 -- Dynavax Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: DVAX) today reported safety and immunogenicity data from its Phase 1b clinical trial of DV-601, its proprietary hepatitis B therapeutic vaccine. The dose escalation study assessed safety and the immunologic and virologic responses in 14 subjects with chronic hepatitis B infection. The Phase 1b data showed:

No conclusions regarding the potential clinical impact of the therapy could be reached in this small study. Dynavax's treatment approach combines both the surface and core hepatitis B virus (HBV) antigens with ISCOMATRIX® adjuvant originally entered into development by Rhein Biotech prior to its acquisition by Dynavax in 2006. The candidate vaccine, DV-601, is designed to induce an immune response against HBV-infected cells and if proven to be safe and effective, may offer an alternative therapeutic option for patients chronically infected with HBV.

About Dynavax

Dynavax Technologies Corporation, a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, discovers and develops novel products to prevent and treat infectious diseases. The Company's lead product candidate is HEPLISAV™, a Phase 3 investigational adult hepatitis B vaccine designed to enhance protection more rapidly and with fewer doses than current licensed vaccines. For more information, visit www.dynavax.com.

ISCOMATRIX® is a registered trademark of ISCOTEC AB a CSL Limited Company


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