Oramed Pharmaceuticals Chosen to Present Results of GLP-1 Analog Enteral Administration Study at the Diabetes Technology Society's Eighth Annual Meeting (November 13-15, 2008; Bethesda, Maryland)

JERUSALEM, November 04, 2008 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Oramed Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (http://www.oramed.com), a developer of proprietary drug delivery systems, announced today that its poster entitled "Enteral Administration of Exenatide-4; Proof of Concept Pharmacodynamic Study in Dogs," has been accepted for presentation at the Diabetes Technology Society's Eighth Annual Meeting in Bethesda, Maryland between November 13-15, 2008.

Oramed's exploratory study of enteral delivery of GLP-1 analog, exenatide-4, an incretin mimetic with antihyperglycemic actions on dogs, advances research in the area of enteral delivery of polypeptides and proteins. Oramed's test results showed that direct instillation of GLP-1 analog significantly curbed post-glucose loading, demonstrating the feasibility of administering the drug enterally.

"The selection of Oramed as one of the companies to present at the Diabetes Technology Conference is a wonderful opportunity for us to demonstrate our revolutionary technology to the world's leading diabetes scientists," said Nadav Kidron, Oramed CEO. "We are very proud that our research is advancing the treatment of diabetes and we look forward to continuing to present strong results from the studies and trials we are currently conducting."

Oramed's abstract will be presented on Thursday, November 13, from 6-8 PM. The poster will be available for viewing throughout the conference.

For more information about the Diabetes Technology Society's Eighth Annual Meeting, please visit http://www.diabetestechnology.org/index.html

For more information about Oramed Pharmaceuticals, please visit http//www.oramed.com

About Oramed Pharmaceuticals

Oramed Pharmaceuticals is a technology pioneer in the field of oral delivery solutions for drugs and vaccines presently delivered via injection. Oramed is seeking to revolutionize the treatment of diabetes through its patented flagship product, an orally ingestible insulin capsule currently in phase 2 clinical trials. Established in 2006, Oramed's technology is based on over 25 years of research by top research scientists at Jerusalem's Hadassah Medical Center. The Company's corporate and R&D headquarters are based in Jerusalem.

For more information, please visit http://www.oramed.com

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    Company and Investor Relation Contacts:
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals
    Eric Rosenberg
    Cell: +972-54-566-7713
    Office: +972-2-566-0001
    Email: eric@oramed.com

    Media Contacts:
    Ruder Finn Israel for Oramed
    Matthew Krieger
    Cell: +972-54-467-6950
    Office: +972-2-589-2003
    Email: matthew@oramed.com

CONTACT: Company and Investor Relation Contacts: Oramed Pharmaceuticals,Eric Rosenberg, Cell: + 972-54-566-7713, Office: + 972-2-566-0001, Email:; Media Contacts: Ruder Finn Israel for Oramed, MatthewKrieger, Cell: + 972-54-467-6950, Office: + 972-2-589-2003, Email: eric@oramed.com matthew@oramed.com

Ticker Symbol: (NASDAQ-OTCBB:ORMP),(NASDAQ-OTCBB:ORMP)

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Posted: November 2008

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