Fasken Martineau Technology and Life Sciences Forum

Fasken Martineau Technology and Life Sciences Forum

June 06, 2006 08:00 ET

Fasken Martineau Technology and Life Sciences Forum: Technology and Life Sciences Companies, Investors Converge Next Tuesday

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - June 6, 2006) - Next Tuesday, 14 of BC's leading technology and life sciences companies will gather before the province's investment community to share opportunities at the 2006 Fasken Martineau Technology and Life Sciences Forum. Leading Canadian business law firm, Fasken Martineau, is the host of the event, now in its 9th year.

The event will also feature a luncheon presentation from leading California-based investment advisor, Eric Edmondson, a co-founder and partner in Seven Hills Group LLC of San Francisco.

"The Forum is about connecting investors to opportunities, and this year's presenters are innovators on the leading edge of opportunity," says Iain Mant, a partner at Fasken Martineau and co-founder of the event. "Investors in BC should keep a close eye on these growing companies."

The participating companies at this year's Forum include:

Absolute Software Corporation: The leader in Computer Theft Recovery and Secure Asset Tracking™ with more than 550,000 subscriptions under management.

Allon Therapeutics Inc.: A biotechnology company developing drugs that protect against neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, mild cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and neuropathy.

Chromos Molecular Systems: A biopharmaceutical company with two drug development programs focused on inflammatory diseases and thrombotic disorders.

Forbes Medi-Tech Inc.: A life sciences company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of innovative products for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

GemCom International Software Inc.: Known for world-renowned mining applications like GEMS, Whittle and Gemcom In-Site™, and for industry thought-leaders, who are pushing the boundaries of what's possible in mining.

MDX Medical Inc.: Identifies, acquires and commercializes proprietary medical device technologies, which offer significant market potential and the opportunity to dramatically impact the delivery of healthcare.

Medical Ventures Corporation: A medical device company specializing in developing technologies for the quickly growing cardiovascular and surgical marketplace.

Protox Therapeutics Inc.: A product-focused development-stage company advancing novel, targeted protein toxin therapeutics for treatment of cancer and other diseases.

QuestAir Technologies Inc.: A developer and supplier of proprietary gas purification systems.

TIR Systems Ltd.: A world leader in Solid State Lighting (SSL) and light enabling technology.

Versatile Systems Inc.: A leading provider of IT solutions and services to blue chip customers in the telecommunication, financial services, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and retail industries.

Voice Mobility Inc.: Develops and markets a world-class carrier-grade messaging product for Tier 1 and IP telephony markets.

VSM MedTech Ltd.: The world leader in the emerging clinical market for magnetoencephalography (MEG) functional brain imaging.

Westport Innovations Inc.: Engaged in the research, development, and marketing of high-performance engines and fuel systems which use gaseous fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG).

The Fasken Martineau Technology and Life Sciences Forum will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver. This full day event includes presentations by an exciting array of top B.C.-based public companies from the technology and life sciences industries to members of the investment community. Investment advisors, financial analysts, investment bankers, money managers and members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend this unbiased investment forum.

Registration and general information on the 2006 Fasken Martineau Technology and Life Sciences Forum can be found at www.faskenforum.com or by contacting Jennifer Despins at Fasken Martineau directly at 604 631 3296 or faskenforum@van.fasken.com.

Fasken Martineau, which ranks among the four largest law firms in Canada (Lexpert's 2005 Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada), is a leading Canadian business and litigation law firm. Fasken Martineau is recognized for its strength and expertise in financial services, corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, energy, mining and environmental law, aboriginal affairs, taxation, wealth management, litigation, arbitration, labour and employment law, human rights, intellectual property and information technology law. With over 580 lawyers, the firm has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City, as well as in New York, London, and Johannesburg. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP is a limited liability partnership and includes law corporations.

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