Inovio Biomedical Corporation (Form: 8-K)  






Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported):   May 12, 2005

Inovio Biomedical Corporation
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

Delaware 001-14888 33-0969592
(State or other jurisdiction
(I.R.S. Employer
of incorporation) File Number) Identification No.)
11494 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, California   92121-1318
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:   (858) 597-6006

Not Applicable
Former name or former address, if changed since last report


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Item 8.01. Other Events.

On May 12, 2005, Inovio Biomedical Corporation ("Inovio") issued a press release announcing that Merck & Co., Inc. ("Merck") has exercised an option for a non-exclusive license for an additional antigen to be used with Inovio’s MedPulser® DNA Delivery System, which is being developed for use with certain of Merck’s DNA vaccine research programs. This option exercise is provided for under a 2004 license and research collaboration agreement between Merck and Genetronics Biomedical Corporation, now Inovio Biomedical Corporation, and brings the total number of antigens licensed by Merck to three. Under the terms of the license and research collaboration agreement, Merck receives the right to use the Inovio's proprietary technology with an option to extend the agreement to additional antigens. Inovio will receive a milestone payment for this additional option exercise, as well as future milestone payments linked to the successful development of a product.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(c) Exhibits

99.1 Press Release issued on May 12, 2005, by Inovio Biomedical Corporation.

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Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

    Inovio Biomedical Corporation
May 12, 2005   By:   /s/ Peter Kies
        Name: Peter Kies
        Title: Chief Financial Officer

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Exhibit Index

Exhibit No.   Description

  Press Release issued on May 12, 2005, by Inovio Biomedical Corporation.