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): June 11, 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 June 11, 2012, Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. issued a press release announcing that it has received a $25 million milestone payment from Pfizer Inc. as part of the companies' global commercial agreement for ELELYSO™ (taliglucerase alfa). The payment was triggered by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s approval of ELELYSO for the treatment of type 1 Gaucher disease on May 1, 2012. A copy of the press release is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1 Press release dated June 11, 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: June 11, 2012||By:||/s/ David Aviezer|
|David Aviezer, Ph.D.|
Chief Executive Officer