Protalix BioTherapeutics to Present at Three Upcoming Healthcare Conferences

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CARMIEL, Israel, May 10, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE-AMEX:PLX) (TASE:PLX), today announced that senior management will present at three upcoming conferences.

Details regarding the conferences are as follows:

Oppenheimer 13th Annual Israeli Conference
Sunday, May 13, 2012 at 1:00 PM IDT
David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel-Aviv, Israel
 
TASE & NASDAQ OMX 5th Annual Investor Conference
Thursday, May 17, 2012 at 11:00 AM EDT
NASDAQ MarketSite, New York, NY
 
ILSI-Biomed 2012 Conference
Monday, May 21, 2012 at 12:30 PM IDT
David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel-Aviv, Israel

About Protalix

Protalix is a biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of recombinant therapeutic proteins expressed through its proprietary plant cell based expression system, ProCellEx(R). Protalix's unique expression system presents a proprietary method for developing recombinant proteins in a cost-effective, industrial-scale manner. Protalix's first approved product manufactured by ProCellEx, ELELYSO™ (taliglucerase alfa), was approved for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on May 1, 2012 and is partnered with Pfizer for worldwide development and commercialization, excluding Israel, where Protalix retains full rights. Marketing applications for taliglucerase alfa have been filed in Europe, Israel, Brazil and Australia. Protalix's development pipeline also includes the following product candidates: PRX-102, a modified version of the recombinant human alpha-GAL-A protein for the treatment of Fabry disease; PRX-105, a pegylated recombinant human acetylcholinesterase in development for several therapeutic and prophylactic indications, a biodefense program and an organophosphate-based pesticide treatment program; an orally-delivered glucocerebrosidase enzyme that is naturally encased in carrot cells, also for the treatment of Gaucher disease; pr-antiTNF, a similar plant cell version of etanercept (Enbrel(R)) for the treatment of certain immune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis and plaque psoriasis; and others.

Forward Looking Statements

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