NewLink Genetics, Merck Collaboration to Manufacture Ebola Vaccine Candidate Supported by $30 Million Government Award

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Monday, February 2, 2015

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NewLink Genetics

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NewLink Genetics Corporation (Nasdaq:NLNK) and Merck (NYSE:MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, announced today that the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) of the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded NewLink Genetics' wholly-owned subsidiary, BioProtection Systems, as the prime contractor in a $30 million contract to support the manufacturing and development activities of its investigational rVSV-EBOV (Ebola) vaccine candidate, including clinical development through a new 330-person Phase Ib study.