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Cerus Corporation Invites You to Join its Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call on the Web

July, 21 2000

NEW YORK, July 21 /PRNewswire/ --

In conjunction with Cerus Corporation's (Nasdaq: CERS) second quarter earnings press release, you are invited to listen to its conference call that will be broadcast live over the Internet on Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at 4:30 p.m., EDT, with Stephen Isaacs, President and CEO, Greg Schafer, CFO, and Laurence Corash, M.D., VP, Medical Affairs.

What: Cerus Corporation's Second Quarter Earnings Conference Call

When: Tuesday, July 25, 4:30 p.m. EDT

Where: http://www.videonewswire.com/CERUS/072500/

How:Live over the Internet -- Simply log on to the Web

at the address listed above

Contact:Ana Kapor, Noonan/Russo Communications, 415-677-4455,

ext. 207

Cerus Corporation is developing Intercept(TM) blood systems designed to enhance the safety of blood transfusions by inactivating pathogens in platelets, fresh frozen plasma (FFP) and red blood cells used for transfusion. The Intercept(TM) blood systems are being developed to target and inactivate blood-borne pathogens, such as hepatitis B and C, while leaving the therapeutic properties of the blood products intact. An estimated four million units of platelets, seven million units of FFP and 34 million units of red blood cells are transfused annually worldwide.

The Intercept(TM) systems are based on the company's Helinx(TM) technology, which prevents viral, bacterial and cellular replication. The Helinx(TM) technology has potential applications in the health care field beyond pathogen inactivation in blood components. Cerus has ongoing clinical trials of its Helinx(TM) technology in the field of stem cell transplantation to treat leukemia and other hematologic malignancies. Cerus Corporation is collaborating with the Fenwal Division of Baxter Healthcare Corporation to develop, manufacture and market the Intercept(TM) pathogen inactivation systems.

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be archived at: http://www.videonewswire.com/CERUS/072500/

(Minimum Requirements to listen to broadcast: The RealPlayer software, downloadable free from http://www.real.com/products/player/index.html, and at least a 14.4Kbps connection to the Internet. If you experience problems listening to the broadcast, send an e-mail to webmaster@vdat.com.)

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