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

healthcare consulting firm, Richard Franklin & Associates, and led the Healthcare Corporate Finance Team at Tucker Anthony, an investment bank. He received a bachelor's degree from Harvard University, an M.A. in mathematics from the University of Washington, a Ph.D. in mathematics from Brandeis University, and an M.D. from Boston University School of Medicine.

Dr. Franklin stated, "As a member of Raptor's board of directors, I look forward to counseling the Company on maximizing the pipeline's potential and delivering value to stockholders. Raptor's scientific expertise and drug discovery capabilities, coupled with a focus on mid-stage clinical studies evaluating novel formulations of existing drugs, strikes the right balance. The drug development risks inherent in preclinical programs are nicely offset by the recently acquired clinical programs focused on reformulating currently approved therapies with known safety profiles and repurposing approved therapies for new indications."

Dr. Blacklow contributes scientific exerptise from academia to Raptor's scientific advisory board. He is an Associate Professor of Pathology and a Director of the M.D. Ph.D. program, basic sciences track, at Harvard Medical School. He also directs a research laboratory at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School. Recently, Dr. Blacklow's team determined the structure of the RAP d3 protein complexed with receptor. Over the last ten years, Dr. Blacklow's research team has achieved international recognition for mechanistic and structural studies of low-density lipoprotein or LDL receptor proteins, and for work on the structure and function of human Notch proteins. Dr. Blacklow received his M.D. and Ph.D. in bioorganic chemistry from Harvard University in 1991.

About Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. ("Raptor") is a development-stage biopharmaceutical company leveraging novel drug-targeting platforms a
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