Samaritan Licenses Method to Identify Novel Anti-Tumor Drugs to Increase Cancer Compounds in Pipeline

Samaritan Pharmaceuticals has exclusively licensed a patent application entitled "Structure Based Drug Design of Steroid Inhibitors" from Georgetown University.

Las Vegas, NV, August 16, 2007 --( Samaritan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (AMEX:LIV), a developer of innovative drugs, is pleased to announce it has exclusively licensed a patent application entitled "Structure Based Drug Design of Steroid Inhibitors" from Georgetown University.

Scientists at Georgetown University discovered a unique and patentable computer-assisted method to identify cancer compounds that could be used as anti-tumor agents for cancer patients. This method allowed scientists to virtually screen databases, consisting of 15 million small molecules, without any biological input; to identify eight compounds with anti-tumor potential. Although early stage, one of these compounds or more could serve as a lead cancer compound in Samaritan's pipeline, after extensive preclinical efficacy and safety studies.

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Samaritan Pharmaceuticals is a life science company focused on commercializing innovative drugs to relieve the suffering of patients with Alzheimer's, cancer, heart disease, and infectious disease. Samaritan's business strategy is to partner its later stage drugs after Phase II (proof of concept) human studies and has executed its first partnership for its PII, HIV drug SP-01A, with Pharmaplaz, Ireland. The FDA has authorized an investigational new drug (IND) # and a Phase I for its Alzheimer's drug Caprospinol and Samaritan has several other drugs it is advancing to enter (IND) status. In addition, Samaritan's sales arm has acquired the marketing and sales rights to sell ten revenue-generating products in Greece and various Eastern European countries.

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