Soligenix Receives IND Clearance from FDA to Initiate Program Evaluating OrbeShield™ as a Therapy for Gastrointestinal Acute Radiation Syndrome

Princeton, NJ – January 4, 2013 – Soligenix, Inc. (OTCQB: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a development stage biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its review and cleared the Investigational New Drug (IND) application for OrbeShield™ (oral beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate or oral BDP) for the mitigation of morbidity and mortality associated with the gastrointestinal acute radiation syndrome (GI-ARS). Soligenix has previously received Orphan Drug Designation for oral BDP for the prevention of death following a potentially lethal dose of total body irradiation during or after a radiation disaster.

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