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University of Iowa Media Advisory

Sept. 30, 2005

UI-Private Sector Partnership Brings Promising New Cancer Treatment

WHAT: University of Iowa officials and representatives from Coley Pharmaceutical Group will provide details about Coley's development of a promising new cancer treatment using intellectual property discovered at the UI.

WHEN: Monday, Oct. 3. Remarks begin at 8:15 a.m. Public presentation ends at approximately 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: Room 2117 of the Medical Education and Biomedical Research Facility (MERF). A map is available online at www.uiowa.edu/%7Emaps/m/merf1.htm.

WHO: Scheduled speakers include UI President David Skorton; UI Vice President of Research Meredith Hay; Jean Robillard, dean of the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine; and a representative from Coley Pharmaceutical Group of Wellesley, Mass.

University of Iowa Health Care describes the partnership between the UI Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine and UI Hospitals and Clinics and the patient care, medical education and research programs and services they provide. Visit UI Health Care online at http://www.uihealthcare.com.

STORY SOURCE: University of Iowa Health Science Relations, 5139 Westlawn, Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1178

MEDIA CONTACT: David Pedersen, (319) 335-8032, david-pedersen@uiowa.edu.