Med BioGene Inc.
TSX VENTURE : MBI

Med BioGene Inc.

October 25, 2007 08:30 ET

Med BioGene Engages U.S. Consulting Firm to Drive Partnering Efforts

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Oct. 25, 2007) - Med BioGene Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MBI), a life science company focused on the development and commercialization of genomic-based diagnostic and screening tests for cancer and cardiovascular disease, is pleased to announce that it has engaged JRG Ventures, LLC (www.jrgventures.com) as its strategic business advisors.

JRG, with locations in New Jersey, Maryland, Tennessee, Texas and Arizona, advises high-growth companies in the areas of life sciences, healthcare services and systems and information technology. Its clients range in size from start-up ventures to the largest multinational firms. JRG assists their clients with strategic partnering and licensing, corporate and regulatory strategy and operations and logistics.

JRG has completed strategic partnering and/or licensing transactions for some of the highest profile diagnostic, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including Amgen, Aventis, Bayer, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chiron, Genentech, Genzyme, GlaxoSmithKline, Johnson & Johnson, Merck & Co., Novartis, Pfizer, Pharmacia Upjohn, Prometheus Laboratories, Roche Laboratories, SmithKline Beecham and Zeneca.

JRG will be working closely with Dr. Melanie M. Mahtani, MBI's Executive Advisor, Commercial Development, as MBI prepares for the partnering and commercialization of its genomic-based clinical laboratory diagnostic test for lymphoma, LymphExpress Dx™.

Erinn B. Broshko, Chief Executive Officer of MBI, noted, "Med BioGene has engaged JRG Ventures at an important time as LymphExpress Dx™ moves toward commercialization. The company will gain significant value from JRG's experience in strategic partnering and licensing and their industry contacts. We look forward to working with them."

"Med BioGene is positioned to be the next major molecular diagnostics market contributor in the area of lymphoma. LymphExpress Dx™, MBI's lead product candidate, holds the potential to bring about enhanced disease diagnosis and patient care," noted Keith A. Gregg, President and Chief Executive Officer of JRG.

About Med BioGene

MBI is a life science company focused on the development and commercialization of genomic-based clinical laboratory diagnostic and screening tests for cancer and cardiovascular disease. MBI develops these tests by identifying the genes, known as "biomarkers", which indicate the presence of disease. The development of these tests is the first step towards personalized medicine and will replace the conventional "one drug fits all" approach to disease management.

Expected benefits include:

- more accurate, quicker and less invasive diagnosis;

- tailoring of treatment decisions to the needs of each patient by outlining a patient's genetic profile, thus making treatment more effective and reducing healthcare costs by minimizing the treatment of non-responders; and

- prioritizing of genomic biomarkers for use as potential therapeutic targets and to validate the effectiveness of specific therapeutics.

MBI is currently developing tests for lymphoma, leukemia and cardiovascular disease through the following products: LymphExpress Dx™, LeukExpress Dx™ and CardioExpress Dx™.

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