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Biovest to Present at World Vaccine Congress 2010

TAMPA, Fla. & MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 20, 2010 - Biovest International, Inc. (Other OTC:BVTI) today announced that the Company will be making a presentation regarding its personalized cancer vaccine, BiovaxID®, on April 22 at the World Vaccine Congress which is currently ongoing in Washington D.C.

Biovest's Vice President, Product Development & Regulatory Affairs, Dr. Carlos Santos, will deliver a presentation titled, “Personalized biologic therapeutic cancer vaccine for the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma” as part of the Cancer Immunotherapies track of the conference. Other companies presenting as part of the Cancer Immunotherapies track include Dendreon, BioVex, GlaxoSmithKline and Vaccinogen.

Event: World Vaccine Congress 2010

Place: Westfields Marriott Washington Dulles

Biovest Presentation Day/Time: Thursday, April 22nd at 11:15 a.m.

If conference attendees are interested in scheduling a one-on-one meeting with Dr. Santos at this event, please contact Douglas Calder at 813-864-2558 or

About Biovest International, Inc.

Biovest International, Inc. is an emerging leader in the field of personalized immunotherapies targeting life-threatening cancers of the blood system. Developed in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute, BiovaxID® is a patient-specific, anti-lymphoma cancer vaccine, demonstrating statistically significant Phase III clinical benefit by prolonging disease-free survival in patients suffering from indolent follicular non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. BiovaxID has been granted Orphan Drug Designation by both the U.S. FDA and the European EMEA. Biovest has also developed and markets a proprietary line of automated hollow fiber bioreactor systems, including the innovative AutovaxID™ which is a production platform for the scalable manufacture of difficult-to-produce biologics including personalized medicines, monoclonal antibodies, cell culture vaccines and therapeutics targeting highly infectious agents. Since 1981, Biovest has been offering its clients a wide range of instrumentation and cell culture contract manufacturing services. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida with its bio-manufacturing facility based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Biovest is publicly-traded on the Over-the-Counter (OTC) market with the stock-ticker symbol “BVTI”, and is a majority-owned subsidiary of Accentia Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (Other OTC: ABPIQ).

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Contact: Biovest International, Inc.
Corporate Contact:
Douglas Calder, Director of Investor Relations & Public Relations



Posted: April 2010