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Oramed Pharmaceuticals Appoints Dr. Michael Berelowitz as Chairman of Scientific Advisory Board

JERUSALEM, Israel, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --


Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCBB: ORMP.OB), a biotech company with a novel platform technology for the oral delivery of drugs currently only available via injection, announced today that Dr. Michael Berelowitz, M.D., has been appointed the Chairman of its Scientific Advisory Board (SAB).

Dr. Berelowitz joined Oramed's Board of Directors in May 2010 and will now expand his role as Chairman of the SAB.  Moving forward, he will be actively involved in the Company's scientific decisions, clinical strategy, and partnership negotiations.  

Dr. Berelowitz has extensive experience as an academic endocrinologist as well as expertise in clinical research and drug development.  Most recently, he served as the Senior Vice President and Head of Clinical Development and Medical Affairs in the Specialty Care Business Unit at Pfizer.  Dr. Berelowitz joined Pfizer in 1996, after several years in academia, as a Medical Director on the Diabetes Disease Management Team. Among his public activities, Dr. Berelowitz has served on the board of directors of the American Diabetes Association and the Clinical Initiatives Committee of the Endocrine Society.  He has also chaired the Task Force on Research of the New York State Council on Diabetes and has served on several editorial boards. Dr. Berelowitz has authored and co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters in the areas of pituitary growth hormone regulation, diabetes and metabolic disorders.

"Dr. Berelowitz is a renowned industry leader with a special interest in and knowledge of diabetes. His expertise in this expanded role will be invaluable as Oramed continues to advance its clinical trials and business development efforts," said Nadav Kidron, Chief Executive Officer of Oramed.

Dr. Berelowitz commented, "I am honored and excited about my new role at Oramed. Since joining the Board of Directors in 2010, I have had a chance to get to know the management team and work closely with them towards achieving their goals.  I look forward to helping the company progress and develop novel therapies to serve the large and growing numbers of people who suffer from diabetes. "

About Oramed Pharmaceuticals

Oramed Pharmaceuticals is a technology pioneer in the field of oral delivery solutions for drugs and vaccines presently delivered via injection. Oramed is seeking to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes through its patented flagship product, an orally ingestible insulin capsule currently in Phase 2 clinical trials. Established in 2006, Oramed's technology is based on over 25 years of research performed by top research scientists at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center. The Company's corporate and R&D headquarters are based in Jerusalem.

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