PROLOR Biotech Added to MSCI US Equity Indices

Dec 02, 2010, 07:30 ET from PROLOR Biotech, Inc.

NES-ZIONA, Israel, Dec. 2, 2010 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PROLOR Biotech, Inc., (NYSE Amex: PBTH), a clinical stage company developing next generation biobetter therapeutic proteins, today announced that it has been added to two market indices established by the investment advisory firm MSCI--the MSCI Small Cap 1750 Index and the MSCI US Investable Market 2500 Index.

The MSCI US Small Cap 1750 Index represents the universe of small capitalization companies in the US equity market.  This index targets for inclusion 1,750 companies and represents approximately 12% of the capitalization of the US equity market.  The MSCI Small Cap 1750 Index also is the benchmark for the Vanguard Small Capitalization Index Fund, which attempts to replicate the MSCI target index by investing all, or substantially all, of its assets in the stocks that make up the index, holding each stock in approximately the same proportion as its weight in the MSCI target index.

The MSCI US Investable Market 2500 Index represents the investable universe of companies in the US equity market.  This index targets for inclusion 2,500 companies and represents approximately 98% of the capitalization of the US equity market.  The MSCI US Investable Market 2500 Index is the aggregation of the MSCI US Large Cap 300, Mid Cap 450 and Small Cap 1750 indices.

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MSCI Inc. is a leading provider of investment decision support tools to investors globally, including asset managers, banks, hedge funds and pension funds.  MSCI products and services include indices, portfolio risk and performance analytics, and governance tools.  For further information, please visit


PROLOR Biotech, Inc. is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company applying unique technologies, including its patented CTP technology, primarily to develop longer-acting, proprietary versions of already approved therapeutic proteins that currently generate billions of dollars in annual global sales.  The CTP technology is applicable to virtually all proteins, and PROLOR is currently developing long-acting versions of human growth hormone, which is in Phase II clinical development, and factor VII, factor IX, interferon beta and erythropoietin, which are in preclinical development, as well as an anti-obesity peptide and agents for atherosclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis.  For more information, visit



Shai Novik, President

Barbara Lindheim

PROLOR Biotech, Inc.

GendeLLindheim BioCom Partners

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