January 24, 2013 at 07:00 AM EST
Cleveland BioLabs to Present at BARDA and NIAID Sponsored Symposium on Development of Radiation Medical Countermeasures

BUFFALO, N.Y., Jan. 24, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. (Nasdaq:CBLI) today announced that the Company was invited to present at a symposium hosted by the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) and National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health. The symposium, titled "Development of Radiation Medical Countermeasures for Licensure: Lessons Learned & Paths Forward" will include select product developers like CBLI, as well as U.S. government representatives of BARDA, NIAID, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Department of Defense and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

The primary aim of the two day meeting being held on January 24 and 25, is to share data and serve as a forum regarding the challenges of medical countermeasure product development to mitigate the effects of acute radiation syndrome (ARS), and/or the delayed effects of acute radiation exposure (DEARE).  The symposium's goal is to harmonize the current understanding of animal models for ARS and DEARE, and allow for candid discussions between the regulatory authorities and the broader product development community in order to enhance future development.

About Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.

Cleveland BioLabs, Inc. is a clinical-stage biotechnology company leveraging deep mechanistic understanding of the cell death process, apoptosis, to develop a robust pipeline of compounds primarily focused on oncology applications and mitigation of radiation injury. The Company's lead compound is being developed as both a radiation countermeasure and a cancer treatment. The Company has two operating subsidiaries, Incuron, LLC, and Panacela Labs, Inc., and strategic relationships with the Cleveland Clinic, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, the Children's Cancer Institute Australia and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute. To learn more about Cleveland BioLabs, Inc., please visit the Company's website at http://www.cbiolabs.com.

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This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements reflect management's current expectations, as of the date of this press release, and involve certain risks and uncertainties. The Company's actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements as a result of various factors.

These factors include, among others, the Company's history of operating losses and the potential for future losses, which may lead the Company to not be able to continue as a going concern; the Company's need for substantial additional financing to meet its business objectives; the potential for the loss of funding from the Company's R&D grants and contracts and its ability to win additional funding under such grants and contracts; the Company's failure to successfully and timely develop new products; the risks inherent in the early stages of drug development and in conducting clinical trials; the Company's inability to obtain regulatory approval in a timely manner or at all; the Company's collaborative relationships and the financial risks related thereto; the Company's ability to comply with its obligations under license agreements; the potential for significant product liability claims; and the Company's ability to comply with various safety, environmental and other governmental regulations. Some of these factors could cause future results to materially differ from the recent results or those projected in forward-looking statements. See also the "Risk Factors" and "Forward-Looking Statements" described in the Company's periodic filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:
Rachel Levine, Vice President, Investor Relations
Cleveland BioLabs, Inc.
T: (646) 284-9439
E: rlevine@cbiolabs.com
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