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): September 27, 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 September 27, 2012, Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. (the “Company”) issued a press release announcing that it has received marketing authorization from the Israeli Ministry of Health for ElelysoTM (taliglucerase alfa) for injection, an enzyme replacement therapy (ERT) for the long-term treatment of adults with Type 1 Gaucher disease. Elelyso will be marketed in Israel by Protalix Ltd., the holder of all marketing rights to Elelyso in the Israeli market.
A copy of the press release is filed as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
|99.1||Press release dated September 27, 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: September 27, 2012||By: /s/ David Aviezer, Ph.D.|
Name: David Aviezer, Ph.D.
Title: President and Chief Executive Officer