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Raptor Pharmaceuticals Expands Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board
Date:7/14/2008

NOVATO, Calif., July 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. (OTC Bulletin Board: RPTP), today announced the appointments of Richard L. Franklin, M.D., Ph.D. to the Company's board of directors and Stephen C. Blacklow, M.D., Ph.D. to its scientific advisory board.

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Christopher M. Starr, Ph.D., co-founder and CEO of Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp., stated, "I would like to welcome Drs. Franklin and Blacklow as valuable additions to our board of directors and scientific advisory board, respectively. Dr. Franklin's background is a unique combination of considerable knowledge in areas of biomedical science, particularly in neurology and cancer, as well as years of experience in corporate leadership and finance. We expect to leverage his scientific and investment banking expertise to help guide Raptor's clinical development programs and our corporate strategy towards maximizing stockholder value while addressing critically compelling and unmet medical needs.

"Dr. Blacklow is an internationally recognized scientist," continued Starr. "He has made scientific breakthroughs working with the receptor-associated protein, also known as RAP which is the backbone of Raptor's drug discovery and preclinical efforts. He is expected to provide valuable insight regarding our early-stage programs and adds further expertise to Raptor's already established and distinguished scientific team."

Dr. Franklin has 25 years of experience in the biomedical industry. He is currently Chairman of Synthemed, Inc., a publicly traded medical device company; and DMS Data Systems, an Internet-based information services company. He is also Executive Chairman of Tarix, a subsidiary of medical products company, Phairson, Ltd, where he sits on the board of directors. During his career, Dr. Franklin has founded a
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