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Pharmos Corporation Announces That it Will Cease Operations in Israel
Date:8/29/2008

ISELIN, N.J., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pharmos Corporation (Nasdaq: PARS) today announced that effective October 31, 2008 it will cease operations in Rehovot, Israel, and manage those activities currently based in Rehovot out of the Company's US headquarters in Iselin, New Jersey.

The research programs in Israel are the CB2 receptor selective library of compounds, including preclinical development of PRS-639,058 for neuropathic pain. Additionally the Company has almost completed a Phase 2a trial with its proprietary 3% diclofenac NanoEmulsion cream for use as a topical treatment for osteoarthritis pain.

The Company's strategy is to seek a partner who will take the lead in both operating and funding the research programs in Israel. To facilitate these efforts, the Company engaged and has been working with a boutique life science investment bank. Interested parties can contact Ashish Sanghrajka at BIO-IB at 212-332-4388 or Colin Neill, President & CFO, Pharmos Corporation at 732-452- 9556.

Additionally, the Rehovot senior management team of Iris Alroy, PhD and Arnon Aharon MD will remain available to support ongoing business development and existing collaborations as consultants.

About Pharmos Corporation

Pharmos discovers and develops novel therapeutics to treat a range of indications including specific diseases of the nervous system such as disorders of the brain-gut axis (GI/IBS), pain/inflammation, and autoimmune disorders. The Company's lead product in development, dextofisopam, is undergoing Phase 2b testing in IBS patients. Dextofisopam has completed a Phase 2a IBS study in which it demonstrated a statistically significant effect compared to placebo on the primary efficacy endpoint of adequ
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