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ProtoKinetix’ AAGP™ to Be Presented at the Congress of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association

2015年09月10日 PM10:00
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ST. MARYS, W. Va.

ProtoKinetix, Incorporated (OTC: PKTX) (the “Company” or “ProtoKinetix”) (www.protokinetix.com) is pleased to announce that AAGP™ will be presented at the 2015 Joint Congress of the IPITA-IXA-CTS on Monday, November 16, 2015. The Joint Congress of the International Pancreas and Islet Transplant Association (IPITA), the International Xenotransplantation Association (IXA) and the Cell Transplant Society (CTS) to be held in Melbourne, Australia, 15–19 November 2015.

Dr. Boris L. Gala-Lopez, Research Fellow of Department of Surgery in the Alberta Diabetes Institute at the University of Alberta will be giving a lecture titled “Anti-aging Glycopeptide Protects Human Islets Against Tacrolimus-related Injury and Facilitates Engraftment” to support his conclusion that, “Supplementation with AAGP™ during the culture period improves islet quality and potency. Upon transplantation, pre-treatment with AAGP™ may facilitate engraftment in mice, improve graft secretory function and may attenuate long-term tacrolimus induced graft dysfunction. These findings may constitute a clear opportunity to develop more efficient strategies against post-transplant diabetes mellitus.

For details see the web site: confman.melbourne2015.org/mobis/lecture/758

About Dr. Boris L. Gala-Lopez

Dr. Gala-Lopez is currently a PhD Research Fellow in the Clinical Islet Transplant Program at the University of Alberta. He has been responsible for multiple preclinical and clinical investigations in the field of islet transplantation to improve the novel treatment for Type 1 diabetes mellitus.

Dr. Gala-Lopez has also done extensive work in the area of ischemia-reperfusion injury for cell and solid organ transplantation.

About ProtoKinetix

ProtoKinetix, Inc. is a molecular biotechnology company that has developed and patented a family of hyper stable, potent glycopeptides (AAGP™) that enhance therapeutic results and reduce the cost of stem cell medicine. Due to the anti-inflammatory effect of AAGP™ molecules, the Company is currently targeting the direct treatment of diseases that have a major inflammatory component.

The Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 provides a “safe harbor” for forward-looking statements. Some information included in this press release may contain statements that are forward-looking. Such forward-looking information involves significant risks and uncertainties that could affect anticipated results in the future and, accordingly, these results may differ materially from those expressed in any forward-looking statements made by or on behalf of the Company. For a description of additional risks and uncertainties, please refer to the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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CONTACT

ProtoKinetix, Inc.
Clarence E. Smith, President & Chief Executive
Officer
304-299-5070
csmith@protokinetix.com

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