Protalex, Inc. Completes Financing and Comments on Pre-Clinical Studies

Sep 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Protalex, Inc.

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Protalex, Inc.
 (OTC Bulletin Board:   PRTX) announced today the completion of a $1.1 million
 private placement of its common stock.  The placement was arranged by Pembroke
 Financial Partners LLC of Houston, Texas.  This financing will further the
 Company's development of its proprietary pharmaceuticals for the treatment of
 rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases.  The Company also
 announces the addition of William M. Hitchcock to its Board of Directors.
 Mr. Hitchcock has extensive experience in corporate finance and management and
 is a managing partner of Pembroke Financial Partners LLC.
     The Company has recently completed its pre-clinical studies of its first
 pharmaceutical.  These studies have established the effectiveness of the
 Company's unique approach to arthritis treatment.  This approach is distinctly
 different from traditional arthritis therapies which are aimed solely at the
 treatment of symptoms of the disease.  In these important animal studies the
 Company's pharmaceutical performed better than the industry standard Biologic
 Response Modifier drug.
     The Company is currently completing its first patent application, as well
 as contracting with an FDA approved manufacturing facility for early stage
 production of the Company's arthritis drug.  A Contract Research Organization
 (CRO) is presently being hired to oversee full clinical trials and to assist
 in a soon to be submitted investigator sponsored new drug application to FDA.
     Statements in this press release that are not strictly historical are
 "forward looking" statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the
 Securities Act of 1933 and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
 These statements involve a high degree of risk and uncertainty, are
 predictions only and actual events or results may differ materially from those
 projected in such forward-looking statements.  Factors that could cause or
 contribute to differences include the Company's limited operating history,
 uncertainty regarding viability and market acceptance of the Company's
 products, and the Company's dependence on reimbursement by third parties.
 These factors and others are more fully described in the section entitled
 "Risks Related to the Company's Business" in the Company's Registration
 Statement on Form 10-SB (File No. 00028385) as filed with the Securities and
 Exchange Commission.
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