Chemaphor Inc.

Chemaphor Inc.

December 08, 2006 09:00 ET

Chemaphor Announces OxBC Development and Commercialization Agreement with Elanco Animal Health Division of Eli Lilly and Company

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Dec. 8, 2006) - Chemaphor Inc. (TSX VENTURE:CFR), a biotechnology research and development company announced today that it has reached a collaborative research, license and commercialization agreement with Elanco Animal Health ("Elanco"), a division of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) to license its OxBC product technology ("OxBC"). The agreement establishes the framework for Chemaphor and Elanco to develop and potentially commercialize products for use in poultry and other food animal species using OxBC technology. Under the agreement, Chemaphor may receive technology access fees, regulatory milestone payments and royalties from OxBC sales.

"We are very pleased to have reached this agreement with Elanco, a leading global animal health care products company" said Graham Burton, President and Chief Executive Officer of Chemaphor. 'This represents a major achievement for Chemaphor in its plan to commercialize products from its platform of oxidized carotenoid compounds. To attract a world class, industry-leading organization to join us in our pursuit of the successful commercialization of OxBC as a non-antibiotic product for improving growth and feed efficiency in food animals demonstrates the underlying value of the Chemaphor technology and gives OxBC the best chance for success. We are excited to work very closely with the Elanco team to achieve this goal."

About Chemaphor

Chemaphor Inc. ( uses its core expertise in organic chemistry to develop premium products for the animal health, skin care cosmetics, pharmaceutical and specialty chemical markets. The Company's focus is on two proprietary products, a non pharmaceutical product OxBC and a lead cancer drug compound OCL-1. Chemaphor's goal is to fully exploit its proprietary platform of carotenoid oxidation compounds by finding recognized partners to commercialize its products in multiple, large markets.

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