SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of Earliest Event Reported): May 1, 2012
Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
(State or other jurisdiction
|(Commission File Number)||
|2 Snunit Street||20100|
|Science Park, POB 455|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant's telephone number, including area code +972-4-988-9488
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 8.01. Other Events
On May 1, 2012, Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (the "Company") issued a press release announcing that the United States Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") approved ELELYSO™ (taliglucerase alfa) for injection, an enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for the long-term treatment of adults with a confirmed diagnosis of type 1 Gaucher disease. Also on May 1, 2012, the Company issued a second press release announcing that the Company has scheduled a conference call and webcast for Wednesday, May 2 at 8:00 AM EDT to review the FDA's approval of ELELYSO™ and that a second conference call, in Hebrew, is scheduled also on Wednesday at 9:45 AM EDT (4:45 PM IDT). Copies of the press releases are attached hereto as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1 Press release dated May 1, 2012.
99.2 Press release dated May 1, 2012.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|PROTALIX BIOTHERAPEUTICS, INC.|
|Date: May 2, 2012||By:||/s/ David Aviezer|
|Name:||David Aviezer, Ph.D.|
|Title:||President and Chief Executive Officer|