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Oramed's Chief Scientific Officer, Miriam Kidron, Ph.D., Chosen to Lecture at the 2009 British Pharmaceutical Conference in Manchester, England

JERUSALEM, August 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (OTC: ORMP) (, a developer of alternative drug delivery systems, announced today that Oramed's Chief Scientific Officer, Miriam Kidron, Ph.D. was chosen to present an overview of the clinical development of Oramed's Oral Insulin capsule at Science@BPC of the 2009 British Pharmaceutical Conference ("BPC"), in Manchester, England on September 9, 2009.

Science@BPC is an event that is the result of the collaboration between two organizations, the Royal Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain and the Academy of Pharmaceutical Sciences. The two organizations describe the event as "The UK's premier medicines discovery and development event, showcasing excellence in the pharmaceutical sciences." The focus of the BPS this year is the innovative discovery, delivery, and diagnostic technologies aimed at fighting cancer, infectious diseases and diabetes.

Dr. Kidron will present her lecture titled: "Oral Insulin: From Bench to Humans" during the session titled: "Delivering Anti-diabetic Medicines." The lecture will begin at 2:15 pm BST (9:15 am EDT, 6:15 am PDT) on September 9, 2009. Dr. Kidron commented, "Oramed is pleased to have been invited to the BPC to share the clinical development of its Oral Insulin Capsule with the pharmaceutical community."

About Oramed Pharmaceuticals

Oramed Pharmaceuticals is a technology pioneer in the field of oral delivery solutions for drugs and vaccines presently delivered via injection. Oramed is seeking to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes through its patented flagship product, an orally ingestible insulin capsule currently in phase 2 clinical trials. Established in 2006, Oramed's technology is based on over 25 years of research by top research scientists at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center. The Company's corporate and R&D headquarters are based in Jerusalem.

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