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EntreMed, Inc. (ENMD) Receives Notice of NASDAQ Compliance


10/15/2010 9:44:31 AM

ROCKVILLE, Md., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- EntreMed, Inc. (Nasdaq: ENMD), a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company developing therapeutics for the treatment of cancer, today announced that it has received a letter from the NASDAQ Stock Market indicating that it has regained compliance with the minimum $35 million Market Value of Listed Securities ("MVLS") requirement for continued listing on the NASDAQ Capital Market as set forth in NASDAQ Marketplace Rule 5550(b)(2).

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On August 17, the Company received a Staff Determination Letter from NASDAQ stating that it was not in compliance with the rule because its MVLS failed to meet the required $35 million minimum for the last 30 consecutive business days. At that time, the Company was granted 180 calendar days, or until February 14, 2011, to regain compliance with the rule.

In order to regain compliance, the Company was required to maintain a $35 million MVLS for a minimum of 10 consecutive business days. In its October 13, 2010 notification, NASDAQ provided written confirmation that EntreMed has regained compliance with the rule and that this matter is now closed.

About EntreMed

EntreMed, Inc. is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company committed to developing ENMD-2076, a selective angiogenic kinase inhibitor, for the treatment of cancer. ENMD-2076 is currently in a multi-center Phase 2 study in ovarian cancer and in several Phase 1 studies in solid tumors, multiple myeloma, and leukemia. Additional information about EntreMed is available on the Company's web site at www.entremed.com and in various filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act with respect to the outlook for expectations for future financial or business performance, strategies, expectations and goals. Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous assumptions, risks and uncertainties, which change over time. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date they are made, and no duty to update forward-looking statements is assumed. Actual results could differ materially from those currently anticipated due to a number of factors, including those set forth in Securities and Exchange Commission filings under "Risk Factors," including the risk that we may be unable to continue as a going concern as a result of our inability to raise sufficient capital for our operational needs; the possibility that we may be delisted from trading on the Nasdaq Capital Market; the volatility of our common stock; risks relating to the need for additional capital and the uncertainty of securing additional funding on favorable terms; the failure to consummate a transaction to monetize the royalty stream for any reason, including our inability to obtain the required third-party consents; declines in actual sales of Thalomid® resulting in reduced revenues; risks associated with the Company's product candidates; the early-stage products under development; results in preclinical models are not necessarily indicative of clinical results; uncertainties relating to preclinical and clinical trials, including delays to the commencement of such trials; success in the clinical development of any products; dependence on third parties; future capital needs; and risks relating to the commercialization, if any, of the Company's proposed products (such as marketing, safety, regulatory, patent, product liability, supply, competition and other risks).

Contact:

Ginny Dunn

Associate Director

Corporate Communications &

Investor Relations

240-864-2643



SOURCE EntreMed, Inc.



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