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Israel Taps SIGA Technologies' ST-246 to Combat Smallpox in Simulated Bioterror Attack

NEW YORK - SIGA Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:SIGA), a company specializing in the development of pharmaceutical agents to fight biowarfare pathogens,  announced that it was contacted to arrange an emergency mock acquisition of its lead drug candidate and smallpox antiviral, ST-246 (Tecovirimat), by leading Israeli government health and defense officials. The mock acquisition was part of a simulated bioterror-related smallpox outbreak.

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