Provectus Pharmaceuticals Inc. CEO To Present At Annual Meeting Of The American Society For Photobiology

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., June 20 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Provectus Pharmaceuticals announced today that Provectus' CEO Craig Dees, Ph.D., is scheduled to speak at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Photobiology at 1:10 pm EDT on July 11 at the Westin Rio Mar in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. Dees will present evidence that the active agent in the Company's topical drug Xantryl(TM) may have utility in treating infections caused by highly dangerous antibiotic resistant bacteria. Xantryl is currently in clinical trials for the topical treatment of psoriasis.

Extremely dangerous bacteria like methicillin-resistant Staphyloccocci and vancomycin-resistant Enterococci are an ever-increasing health risk and pose severe challenges when treating human and animal infections. Evidence will be presented that diluted formulations of Xantryl can reproducibly kill large numbers of these bacteria upon several minutes illumination using light from standard fluorescent light bulbs.

"We are extremely pleased to show that Xantryl will kill the vast majority of these dangerous bacteria within just a few minutes," stated Dees. "We're also pleased that it requires only a simple light source that mimics exposure to ambient light. These findings potentially open important new markets in treating infectious disease with Xantryl."

About Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.:

Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is a pioneering pharmaceutical company actively engaged in the design, development, and marketing of pharmaceutical technologies for the treatment of breast cancer, liver cancer, and metastatic melanoma. In addition, Provectus is preparing to begin Phase 2 clinical studies for the Company's topical agent Xantryl(TM), a treatment for psoriasis.

The Company's offices and laboratory are located at 7327 Oak Ridge Highway, Suite A, Knoxville, TN 37931; telephone: 865-769-4011. For more information, contact the Company at or visit the corporate Web site: .

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