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Raptor Pharmaceutical Corporation Announces Presentation of Data for NGX426, a Novel, Non-Opioid Oral Analgesic, at Neuropathic Pain Conference
Date:11/4/2009

icer, Patrice Rioux, M.D., Ph.D., said, "Tezampanel and its oral prodrug NGX426 are the first glutamate receptor antagonists to be tested in human pain trials with combined binding activity at the AMPA and kainite receptor subtypes. In particular, this novel, non-opioid mechanism of action is interesting in the context of neuropathic pain where multiple therapies are typically used to manage the condition."

Christopher M. Starr, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of Raptor, commented, "We are hopeful that once released this data will further demonstrate the potential value of NGX426 in the treatment of migraine and chronic pain. We plan to continue to explore our options with NGX426 in the treatment of pain, which potentially include spinning-out or partnering this program, to ensure that our shareholders receive the maximum value from this potentially groundbreaking drug."

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, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis ("NASH"), Huntington's Disease ("HD"), aldehyde dehydrogenase ("ALDH2") defic
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