SIGA Technologies, Inc. (SIGA) Applauds Efforts to Promote Private Sector Participation in Smallpox Biodefense  
11/3/2008 8:53:50 AM

NEW YORK, Nov. 3, 2008 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- SIGA Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SIGA), a company specializing in the development of pharmaceutical agents to fight bio-warfare pathogens, today lauded the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for its declaration this month recognizing the serious threat that smallpox and other orthopoxviruses pose to the general population if used as a weapon during a terrorist attack. As part of this declaration, HHS used its authority under federal law to grant targeted liability protections for eventual providers like SIGA of countermeasures to be used in the event of a smallpox-related public health emergency.