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Morria Biopharmaceuticals Plc Announces Preliminary Safety and Tolerability Results From Its Phase I Clinical Study of MRX-4 in Allergic Rhinitis Patients
Date:1/16/2008

LONDON, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Morria Biopharmaceuticals Plc, a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel anti- inflammatory drugs, today announced the preliminary safety results from its Phase I safety and tolerability study of MRX-4 in 16 patients suffering from allergic rhinitis (AR).

MRX-4 was nasally administered as a single dose once a week for four consecutive weeks. The first administration was given without a nasal allergen challenge (NAC) while the subsequent three were carried out in conjunction with a NAC. The protocol was double-blinded and placebo-controlled. During the trial, no adverse effects were observed with blood analysis and pharmacokinetic data further indicating safety.

"We are entirely satisfied with these results," said Dr. Yuval Cohen, President of Morria. "They mark an important milestone in our clinical development plan, which aims at offering a potentially safer and more effective treatment option in the multi-billion dollar AR market." Morria plans to initiate a Phase II efficacy clinical study with 175 patients, who will be treated for six days prior to allergen challenge.

ABOUT ALLERGIC RHINITIS

Allergic rhinitis is a common condition that affects nearly 59 million people in the United States (nearly 20 percent of the population) with a market of close to $4 billion. Allergic rhinitis is characterized by inflammation of the nasal membranes accompanied by symptoms that may include sneezing, nasal congestion, nasal itching and rhinorrhea.

ABOUT MORRIA BIOPHARMACEUTICALS Plc

Morria Biopharmaceuticals Plc is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel anti-inflammatory pharmaceuticals termed multi- functional anti-inflammatory drugs (MFAIDs). This class of drugs uniquely combines two promising approaches to preventing and reversing inflammation: first, they control the phospholipase A2 (PLA2) enzyme family, a known, but previously elusive anti-inflammatory drug target. At the same time, they also protect cells and tissues against inflammatory damage. Morria is determined to become a pivotal player in the anti-inflammatory drug market by developing and commercializing novel drugs for acute pulmonary and gastro-intestinal inflammatory diseases. For more information, please visit http://www.morria.com.

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