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Polyphenon Pharma Receives Orphan Drug Designation for Its Botanical Drug, Polyphenon E, for the Treatment of CLL
Date:7/28/2008

the United States are diagnosed with CLL.

About Polyphenon Pharma

Polyphenon Pharma is a privately held subsidiary of the Japanese company, Mitsui Norin Co., Ltd., which discovered and manufactures the botanical drug Polyphenon E. Headquartered in New York, NY, Polyphenon Pharma focuses on the clinical development of Polyphenon E across a broad spectrum of therapeutic areas in which it has potential activity, including infectious disease/virology, urology, neurology, and oncology. The Company's two-stage approach to pursuing the full potential of Polyphenon E is to use its own resources to advance drug candidates through Phase II clinical trials or proof-of-concept studies and then seek global pharmaceutical partners to complete late-stage development and commercialization in multiple countries. More information is available at http://www.polyphenon-pharma.com

This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve significant risks and uncertainties. The actual results, performance or achievements of the Company might differ materially from the results, performance or achievements of the Company expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such forward-looking statements include, without limitation, those regarding the development plans of the Company and the expected results of our development. We can provide no assurance that such development will proceed as currently anticipated or that the expected results of such development will be realized. We are subject to various risks, including the uncertainties of clinical trials, drug development and regulatory review, the early stage of our product candidates, our reliance on collaborative partners, our need for additional capital to fund our operations, our history of losses, and other risks inherent to the biopharmaceutical industry.


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