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D-Pharm Receives FDA Clearance to Commence a Phase III Trial of DP-b99 in Acute Stroke Patients
Date:6/8/2009

y. D-Pharm successfully completed extensive testing of DP-b99 in pre-clinical and then in Phase I and Phase II clinical studies. Both preclinical and clinical studies indicate a favorable efficacy and safety profile for DP-b99. In the recently completed Phase IIb trial in 150 ischemic stroke patients, DP-b99 increased by two-fold the percentage of patients that completely recovered from ischemic stroke. DP-b99 may be administered within a nine hour therapeutic window.

About Stroke

Every year approximately 780,000 Americans have a new or recurrent stroke. The second most common cause of death worldwide, stroke is also the leading cause of serious long-term disability; 15% to 30% of stroke survivors experience permanent disability. According to the American Heart Association, the estimated direct and indirect cost in 2009 of stroke in the US is

$68.9 billion. Only about 2 to 5% of acute stroke patients are eligible for treatment with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), the only FDA approved drug treatment for acute stroke.

About D-Pharm Ltd.

D-Pharm (http://www.dpharm.com) is a clinical stage, biopharmaceutical company pioneering the development of lipid-like therapeutics and has generated a rich pipeline of patent protected proprietary products. D-Pharm's pipeline includes advanced clinical stage products DP-b99 for treatment of acute ischemic stroke patients and DP-VPA, a novel drug for treatment of epilepsy, bipolar disorder and prophylaxis of migraine. DP-460 is in preclinical development intended as an oral, disease-modifying therapy for Alzheimer's disease. Other mimics of bioactive lipids, LipidoMimetix, are at an earlier developmental stage, for cancer.

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    Tami Horovitz, PhD.
    Tel: +972-8-9385100
    Fax: +972-8-9300795
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