Protalix BioTherapeutics, Inc. is on the Cruelty Free Investing list for exploiting animals because the company does animal testing for some of their medical research and clinical products.
“Protalix’s ProCellEx® platform has the ability to manufacture complex proteins, antibodies, and vaccines and has the ability to orally deliver certain therapeutic proteins as demonstrated in animal models.”
Protalix Biotherapeutics, Inc. engages in the development and commercialization of recombinant therapeutic proteins based on ProCellEx plant cell based expression system. It offers Taliglucerase alfa injections under the brand name Elelyso, an enzyme replacement therapy for Gaucher disease. Its drug candidates also include Oral Glucocerebrosidase for potential treatment of Gaucher disease; therapeutic proteins for Fabry disease, and immune diseases such as rheumatoid, psoriatic and juvenile idiopathic arthritis, ankylosing, spondylitis, and plaque psoriasis; and protein for biodefense and other indications. The company was founded on November 30, 1995 and is headquartered in Carmiel, Israel. [Source: MarketWatch]