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Inovio, MedImmune partner under $45m DARPA Ebola contract

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Shares of Inovio Pharmaceuticals got a 8.6% boost on 8 April on the news the firm was named the prime contractor by the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to lead a consortium of companies and academic researchers tapped to develop multiple treatment and prevention approaches against Ebola – a disease that has infected more than 25,500 people in the current outbreak in West Africa, killing over 10,500.

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