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Soligenix Receives 611,000 in Non-Dilutive Funding Through New Jersey Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program

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Monday, April 15, 2019

Princeton, NJ -  Soligenix, Inc. (Nasdaq: SNGX) (Soligenix or the Company), a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat rare diseases where there is an unmet medical need, announced  that it has received approximately $611,000, net of transaction costs, in non-dilutive financing via the state of New Jersey's Technology Business Tax Certificate Transfer Program.

 This competitive program enables approved technology and biotechnology businesses to sell their unused Net Operating Loss (NOL) Carryovers and unused Research and Development (R&D) Tax Credits to unaffiliated, profitable corporate taxpayers in the state of New Jersey. This allows businesses with NOLs to turn their tax losses and credits into cash proceeds to fund additional R&D, purchase equipment and/or facilities, or cover other allowable expenditures. The New Jersey Economic Development Authority's (NJEDA) determines eligibility for the program, the New Jersey Division of Taxation determines the value of the available tax benefits (NOLs and R&D Tax Credits), and the New Jersey Commission on Science and Technology evaluates the technology and its viability. The state of New Jersey was the originator of this Program and the first state to implement and fund it.

 "Receipt of this non-dilutive funding is a welcomed addition to our non-dilutive government grant and contract funding," stated Christopher J. Schaber, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer of Soligenix. "This is our ninth year receiving NOL funding, which now totals approximately $5 million. We are, again, very thankful for NJEDA's continued support of its biotechnology industry."

 About Soligenix, Inc.

 Soligenix is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing products to treat rare diseases where there is an unmet medical need. Our BioTherapeutics business segment is developing SGX301 as a novel photodynamic therapy utilizing safe visible light for the treatment of cutaneous T-cell lymphoma, our first-in-class innate defense regulator (IDR) technology, dusquetide (SGX942) for the treatment of oral mucositis in head and neck cancer, and proprietary formulations of oral beclomethasone 17,21-dipropionate (BDP) for the prevention/treatment of gastrointestinal (GI) disorders characterized by severe inflammation including pediatric Crohn's disease (SGX203) and acute radiation enteritis (SGX201).

 Our Vaccines/BioDefense business segment includes active development programs for RiVax®, our ricin toxin vaccine candidate and SGX943, our therapeutic candidate for antibiotic resistant and emerging infectious disease. The development of our vaccine programs incorporates the use of our proprietary heat stabilization platform technology, known as ThermoVax®. To date, this business segment has been supported with government grant and contract funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA).

 For further information regarding Soligenix, Inc., please visit the Company's website at www.soligenix.com.

Company Contact
Karen Krumeich
Chief Financial Officer
(609) 538-8200

Source: Soligenix, Inc.
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