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Raptor Pharmaceutical Completes DR Cysteamine Phase 2b Clinical Trial in Cystinosis
Date:11/23/2009

organs, including the kidneys, brain, liver, thyroid, pancreas, muscles and eyes.

About DR Cysteamine

DR Cysteamine is an enteric-coated micro-bead formulation of cysteamine bitartrate. Raptor obtained an exclusive, worldwide license to DR Cysteamine, as well as orphan drug designation from the FDA for DR Cysteamine for the potential treatment of nephropathic cystinosis, through its December 2007 acquisition of Encode Pharmaceuticals. In March 2008, Raptor acquired an exclusive worldwide license to intellectual property from the University of California, San Diego ("UCSD") covering use of cysteamine and DR Cysteamine for the potential treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis ("NASH"), a progressive liver disease believed to affect 2-5% of the U.S. population. In October 2009, Raptor and UCSD announced positive interim data from the six-month treatment phase of its Phase 2a clinical study of cysteamine bitartrate in NASH patients. In November 2008 Raptor announced a collaboration with Centre Hospitalier Universitaire d'Angers, in France, to study DR Cysteamine in Huntington's Disease, a rare, genetic neurological disease.

About Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp.

Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp. (Nasdaq: RPTP) ("Raptor") is dedicated to speeding the delivery of new treatment options to patients by working to improve existing therapeutics through the application of highly specialized drug targeting platforms and formulation expertise. Raptor focuses on underserved patient populations where it can have the greatest potential impact. Raptor currently has product candidates in clinical development designed to potentially treat nephropathic cystinosis, '/>"/>

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