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Raptor Pharmaceuticals Announces Phase 2a Clinical Trial Initiation in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)
Date:10/20/2008

steamine for the 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 UCSD for the use of cysteamine and DR Cysteamine for the treatment of NASH.

About Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp.

Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. ("Raptor") is a publicly traded biotechnology company dedicated to speeding the delivery of new treatment options to patients by enhancing 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 impact. Raptor is involved in clinical development of its proprietary Delayed-Release Cysteamine ("DR Cysteamine") product candidate in nephropathic cystinosis, non-alcoholic steatohepatitis ("NASH"), Huntington's Disease and Batten Disease, and its Convivia(TM) product candidate in aldehyde dehydrogenase ("ALDH2") deficiency. In its preclinical programs Raptor bioengineers novel drug candidates and drug-targeting platforms derived from the human receptor-associated protein ("RAP") and related proteins to target cancer, neurodegenerative disorders and infectious diseases. Raptor's preclinical programs include HepTide(TM), WntTide(TM) and NeuroTrans(TM).

For additional information, please visit http://www.raptorpharma.com.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS

This document contains forward-looking statements as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to future events or our future results of operation or future financial performance, including, but not limited to the following statements: Raptor's ability to develop DR Cysteamine for the treatment of NASH, cystinosis and other indications; Raptor's ability to formulate and manufacture DR Cysteamine
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