Oramed Announces Completion of Pivotal Phase 2b Clinical Trials of it's Oral Insulin Capsule, ORMD-0801 for Type 2 Diabetes

Mar 25, 2010, 13:10 ET from Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc.

JERUSALEM, Israel, March 25, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCBB: ORMP.OB) announced today the completion of its' pivotal Phase 2b clinical study of its oral insulin capsule, ORMD-0801. The Company expects to report results from this study within the coming weeks.

The Phase 2b trial is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multi-centered study, that primary evaluated the safety, and tolerability of Oramed's oral insulin delivery technology. The study took place in five locations throughout South Africa and was monitored by OnQ Consulting, a clinical research organization (CRO) based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

"The completion of the Phase 2b clinical trial for ORMD-0801 is a significant milestone for Oramed," said Nadav Kidron, Chief Executive Officer of the Company, who continued, "We are especially thankful for the dedication of all the investigators who participated in the study."

About Oramed Pharmaceuticals

Oramed Pharmaceuticals is a technology pioneer in the field of oral delivery solutions for drugs and vaccines presently delivered via injection. Oramed is seeking to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes through its patented flagship product, an orally ingestible insulin capsule currently in Phase 2 clinical trials. Established in 2006, Oramed's technology is based on over 25 years of research performed by top research scientists at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center. The Company's corporate and R&D headquarters are based in Jerusalem.

For more information, please visit http://www.oramed.com

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