Provectus Pharmaceuticals Inc. Receives Third Pharmaceutical Patent For Diagnosis And Treatment Of Cancer

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc. announced today it has received the Company's thirteenth U.S. patent (U.S. Patent 6,986,740), which is its third U.S. patent for its pharmaceutical products.

The patent covers use of the Company's anti-cancer pharmaceutical agent Provecta(TM) in conjunction with ultrasound imaging, augmenting earlier patents for use of the agent for cancer treatment and CT and MRI imaging. Provecta is a small-molecule, tumor-specific agent currently in clinical trials for treatment of metastatic melanoma and breast cancer.

"This patented technology provides a convenient means for monitoring drug delivery during treatment," noted Craig Dees, Ph.D., Provectus CEO and co- inventor. "Together with CT and MRI imaging, we have shown that the distribution of Provecta can be viewed using the most common medical imaging modalities, facilitating precise treatment of cancerous tumors."

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 metastatic melanoma, breast cancer and liver cancer. 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.

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Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

CONTACT: Peter Culpepper, Provectus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.,+1-865-769-4011, or; or investors, Matt Clawson of Allen& Caron Inc., +1-212-691-8087, or, for Provectus

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