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NASDAQ to Host Industry Panel On the State of the World's AIDS Epidemic

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ADVISORY, Nov. 30, 2006 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) --

What: The NASDAQ Stock Market will host an industry panel luncheon and discussion focused on new research in the fight against Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) followed by the NASDAQ Closing Bell. The industry panel will include industry experts and executives from NASDAQ-listed Biotechnology companies that will cover an array of industry topics ranging from prevention and viral resistance, to quality of life treatments. The NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony in honor of World AIDS Day will include the panel members from Insmed Incorporated, Progenics Pharmaceutical, OraSure Technologies, Polydex Pharmaceuticals and Wyeth Pharmaceuticals. In addition, Zuleyka Rivera, Miss MISS UNIVERSE(R) 2006, an HIV/AIDS awareness and education advocate will participate in the Closing Bell ceremony. Who: Panel Discussion: Moderator: -- Emilio A. Emini, Ph.D. Executive Vice President, Vaccine Research and Development for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Panelists: -- Geoffrey Allan, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer and President of Insmed Incorporated (Nasdaq:INSM) -- Paul J. Maddon, M.D., Ph.D., Founder, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Science Officer, Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq:PGNX) -- Douglas A. Michels, President & Chief Executive Officer at OraSure Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:OSUR) -- George Usher, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Polydex Pharmaceuticals Limited (Nasdaq:POLXF). When: Friday, December 1st, 2006 Schedule: -------- 1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Lunch 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Panel Discussion 3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. - NASDAQ Closing Bell Reporters, analysts, and other industry members are welcome to attend. Where: NASDAQ MarketSite 4 Times Square (Corner of 43rd and Broadway) New York, NY Contacts: Silvia Davi 646-441-5014 silvia.davi@nasdaq.com Jolene Libretto 646-441-5220 Jolene.libretto@nasdaq.com RSVP: Interested parties should RSVP to Jolene Libretto Jolene.libretto@nasdaq.com

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