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Cerus Corporation to Webcast Fourth Quarter and Year-End Financial Results Conference Call

January, 19 2005

CONCORD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 19, 2005--In conjunction with Cerus Corporation's (Nasdaq:CERS - News) report of its fourth quarter and year-end financial results, a live webcast will be made of its conference call hosted by Claes Glassell, president and CEO, William J. Dawson, vice president, finance and CFO, and David N. Cook, vice president, research and development.

    What:     Financial results, with an update on progress
              and future outlook

    When:     Thursday, February 3, 2005 at 4:30 p.m. ET

    Where:    http://www.cerus.com/pages/IR/wc.html

    Contact:  Lainie Corten / Cerus Corporation, 925-288-6319

The conference call is protected by copyright. It cannot be recorded or rebroadcast without Cerus' permission.

Cerus Corporation is developing novel products for cancer, infectious disease and blood safety based on multiple, innovative technology platforms. The company is building a pipeline of next generation cancer immunotherapies by combining its proprietary attenuated Listeria vector platform with promising disease antigens. These products are designed to stimulate innate and T cell immune pathways, generating highly potent anti-tumor responses. Cerus is applying its Helinx technology to develop the INTERCEPT Blood System, which is designed to enhance the safety of blood components through pathogen inactivation. The company's strategy is to leverage the broad potential of its technologies and products through alliances. Cerus' partners to date include MedImmune and Johns Hopkins University for cancer immunotherapy, and Baxter International and BioOne for the INTERCEPT Blood System.

Helinx is a trademark of Cerus Corporation

Baxter and INTERCEPT are trademarks of Baxter International Inc.

If you are unable to participate during the live webcast, the call will be temporarily archived at http://www.cerus.com/pages/IR/wc.html.

Contact:

     Cerus Corporation
     Lainie Corten, 925-288-6319

    Global Headquarters

  • 1220 Concord Avenue
  • Concord, CA US 94520
  • +1 925.288.6000

    European Headquarters

  • Stationsstraat 79-D
  • 3811 MH Amersfoort, Netherlands
  • +31 (0) 33 49 60 600