SOURCE: Market Pulse

March 23, 2005 08:15 ET

Market Pulse Breaking News Alert for Wednesday, March 23, 2005: PKTX: ProtoKinetix's Positive Results Show Synthetic AFGP Preservation of Red Blood Cells!

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ATLANTA, GA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 23, 2005 -- Market Pulse News Alert for this AM, Stocks to Watch are: ProtoKinetix, Inc. (OTC BB: PKTX), Electronic Arts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), and Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).

Investors need to be watching ProtoKinetix, Inc. (OTC BB: PKTX) this AM! ProtoKinetix is a therapeutic development company whose mission is to develop effective biological therapeutics for the treatment of malignancies. The company is focused on a new generation of monoclonal antibodies termed "Super-antibodies." The company's synthetic Anti-Freeze Glyco Proteins (AFGPs) are in the process of being patented worldwide in a series of intellectual property applications. ProtoKinetix is well o n its way to establishing itself as a significant player in the field of molecular biology for the treatment of cancer! PKTX just had excellent news out before today's opening bell regarding positive results show synthetic AFGP preservation of Red Blood Cells! This could be great news for investors!

Third-party evaluations of ProtoKinetix, Inc.'s (OTC BB: PKTX) proprietary synthesized Antifreeze Glycoproteins (AFGP's) confirm protection for human Red Blood Cell Hemolysis at temperatures down to -15C (minus fifteen degrees Celsius). The Rate of hemolysis (destruction of red blood cells) was dramatically reduced with the presence of the AFGP molecule. ProteoCell Biotechnologies laboratory has shown that red blood cells, in a solution of synthetic AFGP, were preserved in an intact state. Ninety-eight percent (98%) of red blood cells were intact after being subjected to a temperature of -15C (minus fifteen degrees Celsius) for 9 hours in a solution of synthetic AFGP. The red blood cells that were not protected by the synthetic AFGP were all destroyed when exposed to this temperature.

Research conducted over the last 50-years has shown that natural AFGP's found in extreme climate fish, insects, plants and reptiles can preserve cells, tissues and organs at sub-zero temperatures. All of ProtoKinetix experimentation to date proves that the synthetic AFGP, developed by Dr. Jean-Charles Quirion functions in the same way as does the naturally occurring AFGP. ProtoKinetix President Dr. John Todd explains: "The proven stability and non-toxicity of this molecule in addition to the ability to preserve cells is very encouraging." Although testing will be ongoing with the preservation of various cells, tissues and organs, ProtoKinetix now feels that it is in a position to commence commercial exploitation.

ProtoKinetix President and CEO, Dr. John Todd, has been interviewed by AudioStocks regarding this new release and an AudioNews™ file will be available to be listened to beginning at 8 am PST. Please visit in order to hear the interview.

About ProtoKinetix

ProtoKinetix, Inc. is a scientific development company whose mission is the advancement of human health care. The Company's first entry into the commercial market place will be the launch of the first synthetically replicated antifreeze glycoprotein (AFGP). PKTX has developed a unique business model that brings together a vast pool of world recognized intellectual talent in a networked environment. This integrated scientific approach combines the disciplines of physics, chemistry and molecular biology in order to fast track product development.

Stocks that closed down in yesterday's trading include: Electronic Arts, Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS), Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT), and Apple Computer Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL).

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