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March 23, 2005 14:12 ET

Fasken Martineau: Technology and Life Sciences Forum Participants Announced


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MARCH 23, 2005 - 14:12 ET

Fasken Martineau: Technology and Life Sciences Forum
Participants Announced

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 23, 2005) - Fasken
Martineau is pleased to announce the participating companies for the
2005 Fasken Martineau Technology and Life Sciences Forum.

"We have assembled an impressive list of leading companies for this
year's Forum," states Iain Mant, a partner at Fasken Martineau and a key
organizer of the event. "These companies represent the future of BC's
technology and life sciences sector."

Participants at this year's Forum, to be held April 27, 2005 are:

Allon Therapeutics Inc. - a Canadian biotechnology company developing
drugs that protect against neurodegenerative conditions such as stroke,
traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis and
neuropathy.

AnorMED Inc. - a biotech company that focuses on the application of
chemistry, biochemistry and biology to the discovery and development of
small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of diseases including
cancer, HIV and inflammation.

Carmanah Technologies Corporation - a company that manufactures and
distributes solar powered LED (light emitting diode) products for a wide
range of industrial and commercial lighting applications.

Chemokine Therapeutics Corp. - a biotechnology company developing drugs
in the field of chemokines and cytokines, which play an important role
in cancer and autoimmune disorders.

Chromos Molecular Systems Inc. - a cellular engineering and therapeutics
company that engineers production quality cell lines for the manufacture
of biopharmaceuticals, and therapies for infectious diseases, cancer and
genetic disorders.

Epic Data International Inc. - a leading company in automatic
identification and data capture solutions for the world's most
progressive aerospace, automotive, high technology and heavy machinery
manufacturers.

Forbes Medi-Tech Inc. - a biopharmaceutical company that researches,
develops and manufactures pharmaceutical and nutraceutical products
derived from by-products of the forestry industry and other natural
sources for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular and related
diseases.

Intrinsyc Software International Inc. - a mobility software and services
company.
QuestAir Technologies Inc - a developer and supplier of proprietary gas
purification systems.

Radiant Communications Corp. - a developer and supplier of IP-based data
communications and Internet services for the business market.

Railpower Technologies Corp. - a leader in hybrid yard locomotive
technologies that provide managed energy solutions for rail operators.

TIR Systems - a developer of energy efficient, long life Solid State
Lighting (SSL) solutions.

Versatile Mobile Systems Inc. - a provider of mobile business solutions
that enable companies to improve sales, marketing and distribution of
their products.

Westport Innovations Inc. - a developer of technologies that allow
engines to operate on clean-burning fuels such as natural gas, hydrogen,
and hydrogen-enriched natural gas.

The 2005 Fasken Martineau Technology and Life Sciences Forum is a full
day event in which 14 of British Columbia's public companies from the
technology and life sciences industries make presentations to members of
the investment community. Investment advisors, financial analysts,
investment bankers, money managers or members of the media are invited
and encouraged to attend this free and unbiased investment forum.

Registration and general information on the 2005 Fasken Martineau
Technology and Life Sciences Forum can be found at www.faskenforum.com
or by contacting Jennifer Hoare at Fasken Martineau directly at 604 631
3296 or faskenforum@van.fasken.com.

About Fasken Martineau

Fasken Martineau, which ranks among the four largest law firms in Canada
(LEXPERT's 2004 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, 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 under
the laws of Ontario.


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