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San Diego, California and Vancouver, British Columbia, March 1, 2012 – Protox Therapeutics Inc. (“Protox”, TSX: PRX), a developer of innovative products for the treatment of urological diseases, today announced that Dr. Lars Ekman, Executive Chairman and President of Protox, will present at the 32nd annual Cowen Health Care Conference. Dr. Ekman’s presentation will take place at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, MA, at 8:40 a.m. EST on Wednesday, March 7, 2012

About Protox

Protox Therapeutics is a developer of innovative products for the treatment of urological diseases. Protox’s lead program, PRX302 (PORxin), achieved positive results from its Phase 2b placebo controlled trial called TRIUMPH, to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH or enlarged prostate). Protox has partnered with Kissei Pharmaceuticals for the development and commercialization of PRX302 in Japan.

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For further information contact:

Lauren Glaser
Investor Relations
Trout Group
646 378 2972

James Beesley
Investor Relations
Sequoia Partners

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