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Mar 25, 2008

MAP Pharmaceuticals : Positive Results From Comparative Pharmacokinetic Trial for its Pediatric Asthma Product Candidate

March 24, 2008 - MAP Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: MAPP) announced that in a pharmacokinetic clinical trial Unit Dose Budesonide (UDB) demonstrated lower systemic drug exposure when compared to the currently marketed conventional nebulized budesonide. UDB is MAP Pharmaceuticals' proprietary nebulized formulation of budesonide, currently in Phase 3 clinical development, for the potential treatment of pediatric asthma. UDB is designed to be administered more quickly and to provide efficacy at lower doses than conventional nebulized budesonide, which is the current leading treatment for pediatric asthma.

The clinical trial was a randomized, open label, cross-over study evaluating the pharmacokinetic profile of two doses of UDB given twice daily in 32 adults with mild to moderate asthma. A 0.135 mg dose of UDB was compared as an alternative to a 0.25 mg dose of conventional nebulized budesonide given twice daily, and a 0.25 mg dose of UDB was compared as an alternative to a 0.5 mg dose of conventional nebulized budesonide given twice daily... MAP Pharmaceuticals ' Press Release -