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NASDAQ to Host Industry Panel on the State of the Worlds AIDS Epidemic


ADVISORY, Nov. 20, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) --

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). The 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. Following the panel discussion, there will be a NASDAQ Closing Bell Ceremony in honor of World AIDS Day with our panel members and NASDAQ representatives. Who: Moderator: --------- -- Emilio A. Emini, Ph.D. Executive Vice President, Vaccine Research and Development for Wyeth Pharmaceuticals Panelists: --------- -- Geoff Allan, Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Executive Officer 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 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 Jolene Libretto 646-441-5220 RSVP: Interested parties should RSVP to Jolene Libretto

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