NOVATO, Calif., June 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: RPTP), today announced that Ted Daley, President of Bennu Pharmaceuticals Inc., Raptor's clinical development subsidiary, will present at the 2008 BIO International Convention to be held June 17-20, 2008 at the San Diego Convention Center in San Diego, CA.
Mr. Daley's 15-minute corporate overview will take place on Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 1:15p.m. (PT) in room 4 of the CNS/Neurology track.
For more information on this event please visit: http://www.bio2008.org .
About Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp.
Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp.'s business consists of two segments: its 100% ownership of development stage biotechnology company Raptor Pharmaceutical Inc. ("Raptor Inc."); and its 100% ownership of clinical-stage development company Bennu Pharmaceuticals Inc. ("Bennu"). Raptor Inc. bioengineers novel drug candidates and drug-targeting platforms derived from the human receptor-associated protein ("RAP") and related proteins, while Bennu advances clinical-stage product candidates towards marketing approval and commercialization.
Raptor Inc.'s preclinical programs target cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and infectious diseases. HepTide(TM) is designed to utilize engineered RAP-based peptides conjugated to drugs to target their delivery to the liver to potentially treat primary liver cancer and hepatitis. In neurodegenerative diseases, engineered RAP peptides called NeuroTrans(TM) are currently undergoing evaluation at Stanford University in cell culture and preclinical models for their ability to enhance the transport of molecules from blood to the brain. In an effort to protect its novel approach, Raptor Inc. currently has five patent applications in review in the U.S., and countries in Europe and Asia, as well as two provisional patent applications licensed from Washington University. In addition, Raptor Inc. has recently submitted two new provisional patent applications in the U.S., the first of which covers a new family of RAP peptides, and the second application to further support and expand its coverage in specific disease indications.
Bennu executes the clinical development of product candidates developed
internally at Raptor Inc. and in-licensed candidates that are: 1) new
chemical entities in mid-to-late stage clinical development; 2) currently
approved drugs with potential efficacy in additional indications; and 3)
treatments that may be repurposed or reformulated as potentially more
effective or convenient treatments for their currently approved
indications. Bennu's initial clinical programs include the treatment of
aldehyde dehydrogenase ("ALDH2") deficiency, nephropathic cystinosis and
For additional information, please visit http://www.raptorpharma.com .
FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS
This document contains forward-looking statements as that term is
defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These
statements relate to future events or our future results of operation or
future financial performance, including, but not limited to the following
statements: the Company's ability to develop, obtain regulatory approval
and commercialize its clinical and preclinical product candidate programs.
These statements are only predictions and involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties and other factors, which may cause our actual results to be
materially different from these forward-looking statements. Factors which
may significantly change or prevent our forward looking statements from
fruition include that we may be unsuccessful in developing any products or
acquiring products; that our technology may not be validated as we progress
further and our methods may not be accepted by the scientific community;
that we are unable to retain or attract key employees whose knowledge is
essential to the development of our products; that unforeseen scientific
difficulties develop with our process; that our patents are not sufficient
to protect essential aspects of our technology; that competitors may invent
better technology; that our products may not work as well as hoped or
worse, that our products may harm recipients; and that we may not be able
to raise sufficient funds for development or working capital when we
require it. As well, our products may never develop into useful products
and even if they do, they may not be approved for sale to the public. We
caution readers not to place undue reliance on any such forward-looking
statements, which speak only as of the date they were made. Certain of
these risks, uncertainties, and other factors are described in greater
detail in our filings from time to time with the Securities and Exchange
Commission (the "SEC"), which we strongly urge you to read and consider,
including our Registration Statement on Form SB-2, as amended, that was
declared effective on July 10, 2006; our annual report on Form 10-KSB filed
with the SEC on November 14, 2007; and our Form 10-QSB filed with the SEC
on April 15, 2008, all of which are available free of charge on the SEC's
web site at http://www.sec.gov. Subsequent written and oral forward-looking
statements attributable to us or to persons acting on our behalf are
expressly qualified in their entirety by the cautionary statements set
forth in our reports filed with the SEC. We expressly disclaim any intent
or obligation to update any forward-looking statements.
For more information, please contact:
The Ruth Group
Sara Ephraim (investors) Janine McCargo (media)
(646) 536-7002 (646) 536-7033
|SOURCE Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp.|
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved