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Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. and TorreyPines Complete Merger
Date:9/30/2009

NOVATO, Calif., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Raptor Pharmaceuticals Corp. ("Raptor") (OTC Bulletin Board: RPTP) and TorreyPines Therapeutics, Inc. ("TorreyPines") (Nasdaq: TPTX) announced today the completion of their merger. The combined company is named "Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp." and will commence trading on September 30, 2009 on the NASDAQ Capital Market under the ticker symbol "RPTP." Pursuant to NASDAQ's regulations, for the first 20 trading days the ticker symbol will be "RPTPd".

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The combined company will be headquartered in Novato, California and managed by Raptor's existing management team including Christopher M. Starr, Ph.D., as Chief Executive Officer and director, Todd C. Zankel, Ph.D., as Chief Scientific Officer, Kim R. Tsuchimoto, C.P.A., as Chief Financial Officer, Ted Daley, as President of the clinical division and Patrice P. Rioux., M.D., Ph.D., as Chief Medical Officer of the clinical division.

Christopher M. Starr, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer of the combined company, commented, "The closing of this merger creates a NASDAQ-listed biopharmaceutical company with what we believe is a robust pipeline aimed at improving the lives of patients with unmet medical needs. The Raptor management team has worked diligently to rapidly advance our development programs and meet our specified milestones. In under four years, we have completed the transition from a preclinical, bulletin board-quoted drug discovery company into a NASDAQ-listed biopharmaceutical company with mid- and late-stage product candidates. We are very excited for our common stock to begin trading on NASDAQ and believe that listing on a premier national stock market has the potential to i
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