SOURCE: Proteonomix

Proteonomix

September 14, 2010 09:30 ET

Proteonomix Issues Update on Its Joint Venture in United Arab Emirates

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ--(Marketwire - September 14, 2010) - Proteonomix, Inc. (OTCBB: PROT), a biotechnology company focused on developing therapeutics based upon human cells and their derivatives, announced further developments with its Joint Venture Company, XGEN Medical LLC ("XGen") towards implementing operations in the United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.).

Proteonomix is the majority shareholder in XGen with the balance held by an anonymous investor group. (See, 17 August 2010 Press Release) Proteonomix personnel were on the ground in the U.A.E. over the past weeks to work together with the Investor Group through the start up phase. To date, XGen has established an office in the Monarch Office Tower on the prestigious Sheikh Zayed Road, and a residence for visiting Proteonomix personnel on Jumeira 2.

During initial meetings, it was mutually decided to open a local subsidiary corporation in the Dubai free zone. This wholly owned subsidiary will be the vehicle to conduct business in the GCC countries. XGen has filed the corporate papers and has established banking relations with a local bank both for receipt of the initial investment of $5 million and towards further financing expanded services in the region. The Ramadan holiday has slowed progress slightly on these corporate formalities, but full operation of the subsidiary and bank accounts are expected to complete within 30 days.

It was further announced that XGen has expanded its talks within the region beyond a license for manufacture of and treatment with Proteonomix cellular material. Discussions are now further encompassing both the construction of XGen's own manufacturing and treatment facility within the U.A.E. and on funding phased trials for one or more of Proteonomix's proprietary cellular materials for treatment of disease.

Proteonomix CEO, Michael Cohen commented that "The business environment in the U.A.E. is very receptive to Proteonomix and our medical technologies. There is an intense focus on high quality public medical care as well as cutting edge technology. When combined with the rebounding financial condition within the region, we are very pleased to have this opportunity to conduct business in a growing location for medical advancement."

About Proteonomix, Inc.:

Proteonomix is a biotechnology company focused on developing therapeutics based upon the use of human cells and their derivatives. Proteoderm, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Proteonomix that has recently opened its retail web site, Proteoderm.com, and begun accepting pre-orders for its anti-aging line of skin care products. StromaCel, Inc.'s goal is the development therapeutic modalities for the treatment of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD). StromaCel, Inc. is pursuing the licensing of other technologies for therapeutic use. National Stem Cell, Inc. is Proteonomix's operating subsidiary. The Sperm Bank of New York, Inc. is a fully operational tissue bank. Proteonomix Regenerative Translational Medicine Institute, Inc. ("PRTMI") intends to focus on the translation of promising research in stem cell biology and cellular therapy to clinical applications of regenerative medicine. Proteonomix intends to create and dedicate a subsidiary to each of its technologies. Please also visit http://www.proteonomix.com/, http://www.proteoderm.com/, http://www.otcqb.com/ and http://www.sec.gov/.

Forward-looking statements

Certain statements contained herein are "forward-looking statements" (as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995). Proteonomix, Inc. cautions that statements made in this press release constitute forward-looking statements and makes no guarantee of future performance. Actual results or developments may differ materially from projections. More specifically, the investment may never occur negating the agreement, product performance and/or side effects may necessitate termination of the joint venture, the implementation of the agreement may not succeed and inadequate or no business may develop causing the failure of the joint venture and there are inherent risks in foreign operations, particularly those in the Mideast. Forward-looking statements are based on estimates and opinions of management at the time statements are made.

Contact Information

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