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Protalix Biotherapeutics, Inc. (PLX) Initiates Phase 2 Study With PRX-112, An Orally-Administered Enzyme Replacement Therapy For The Treatment Of Gaucher Disease



6/18/2014 8:59:08 AM

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CARMIEL, Israel, June 18, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (NYSE MKT:PLX) (TASE:PLX), announced today that the first Gaucher patient has been enrolled in the Company's phase IIa clinical trial of oral glucocerebrosidase (GCD), or oral GCD (PRX-112), for the treatment of Gaucher disease. Oral GCD is the Company's proprietary plant cell expressed form of an active glycosylated glucocerebrosidase enzyme (GCD) that is naturally encapsulated within carrot cells and administered orally. The Company expects the trial to be completed during the third quarter of 2014.

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