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Protalix BioTherapeutics to Participate in the 14th Annual WORLDSymposium™ 2018

CARMIEL, Israel, Jan. 29, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT:PLX) (PLX), announced today that the Company will participate in the 14th Annual WORLDSymposium™ 2018 taking place February 5 – 8, 2018 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, CA.

Presentations Details:

  • “Enhanced pharmacokinetics profile of pegunigalsidase alfa (PRX-102) supports once-monthly 2mg/kg dosing for the treatment of Fabry disease,” to be presented by Dr. David G. Warnock, Director of the Division of Nephrology and Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 
    • Oral presentation is scheduled for 3:30 PM PT on Wednesday, February 7, 2018.
    • Poster presentation is scheduled from 4:30-6:30 PM PT on Wednesday, February 7, 2018 (Poster # 394).
       
  • “Pegunigalsidase alfa, a novel PEGylated ERT for Fabry disease - two years safety and efficacy follow up” to be presented by Dr. Derralynn Hughes of the Lysosomal Storage Disease Unit, Institute of Immunity and Transplantation, Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, London, UK, and a principal investigator in the Company’s pegunigalsidase alfa clinical trials on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 4:30-6:30 PM PT (Poster # 157)

Copies of the oral presentation and the poster presentations will be available on the Company’s website under the Presentation tab in the Investors section following the conference.

About Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc.

Protalix is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of recombinant therapeutic proteins expressed through its proprietary plant cell-based expression system, ProCellEx®.  Protalix’s unique expression system presents a proprietary method for developing recombinant proteins in a cost-effective, industrial-scale manner.  Protalix’s first product manufactured by ProCellEx, taliglucerase alfa, was approved for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May 2012 and, subsequently, by the regulatory authorities of other countries.  Protalix has licensed to Pfizer Inc. the worldwide development and commercialization rights for taliglucerase alfa, excluding Brazil, where Protalix retains full rights.  Protalix’s development pipeline includes the following product candidates: pegunigalsidase alfa, a modified version of the recombinant human alpha-GAL-A protein for the treatment of Fabry disease; OPRX-106, an orally-delivered anti-inflammatory treatment; alidornase alfa for the treatment of Cystic Fibrosis; and others.  Protalix has entered into an ex-United States partnership with Chiesi Farmaceutici S.p.A. for the development and commercialization of pegunigalsidase alfa.  Protalix maintains full rights to pegunigalsidase alfa in the United States.

Forward-Looking Statements

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Investor Contact

Marcy Nanus
Solebury Trout Group
646-378-2927
mnanus@troutgroup.com 

Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc.