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Spherix Postpones 2009 Annual Shareholders Meeting to Share Interim Diabetes Clinical Trial Data
Date:3/11/2009

INTERIM DATA FROM PHASE 3 CLINICAL TRIAL FOR NATURLOSE(R) ANTICIPATED BY FALL

BETHESDA, Md., March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Spherix Incorporated (Nasdaq: SPEX), an innovator in biotechnology and a provider of technical and regulatory consulting services to food, supplement, biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies, today announced the postponement of its 2009 Annual Shareholders Meeting. Previously scheduled for May, the meeting will instead be held during the Fall of 2009, when it is anticipated that interim data from its pivotal Phase 3 clinical trial of Naturlose as a drug for Type 2 diabetes will be available.

The Company's Board of Directors, based on the recommendation of its senior management team, has decided to hold the meeting in early Fall so that an interim analysis of the data from the Company's Phase 3 trial can be shared with Spherix's shareholders. The date for the meeting will be set based on the Company's early analysis of the trial data. The trial is currently on schedule, and Spherix expects to have enough patients by the end of the second quarter to perform the interim analysis, with the results expected to be ready to be presented at a meeting later this year.

Dr. Claire Kruger, Chief Executive Officer of Spherix, said, "Postponing this year's Annual Shareholders Meeting until we are able to share the results of the interim analysis with our shareholders is a logical decision for us. We believe this will be a significant moment for both Spherix and its shareholders, and we are enthusiastic about the trial's potential to demonstrate the efficacy of Naturlose as a treatment for Type 2 diabetes."

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