Kane Biotech Inc.
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Kane Biotech Inc.

March 04, 2008 09:53 ET

Kane Biotech Retains BioVectra to Manufacture DispersinB™

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2008) - Kane Biotech Inc. (TSX VENTURE:KNE), a biotechnology company engaged in the development of products that prevent and disperse microbial biofilms, is pleased to announce that it has retained BioVectra Inc., a biopharmaceutical company in Atlantic Canada, to manufacture clinical grade DispersinB™ to be used in the Company's wound care product being developed for treating chronic wounds.

In addition to 35 years of experience serving a global customer base, BioVectra's FDA-approved cGMP facility was a key factor in awarding the contract.

"We are excited to be moving DispersinB™ into the manufacturing process stage and working with BioVectra on this initiative," stated Gord Froehlich, President and CEO of Kane Biotech. "The production of clinical grade DispersinB™ is an integral part of our development plans to bring this technology to market."

DispersinB™ is a novel antibiofilm enzyme capable of both inhibiting and dispersing bacterial biofilms. Kane Biotech has received a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for DispersinB™ and has been awarded a $405,000 contribution from the National Research Council-Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) to further develop this technology. Kane Biotech is presently using DispersinB™ alone, and in combination with other antimicrobial agents, to develop a wound care therapy and a proprietary medical device coating.

About BioVectra Inc.

BioVectra Inc. is a growing Canadian biopharmaceutical company focused on contract manufacturing and product development of active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical intermediates and bioreagents. Located in Prince Edward Island, Canada, BioVectra currently holds 8 Drug Master File filings and is an active supplier to most of the major pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and diagnostic companies in North America and Europe. BioVectra is well positioned to provide full cGMP development and production expertise to the Canadian and World Biotech markets.

About Kane Biotech Inc.

Kane Biotech is a biotechnology company engaged in the development of products to prevent and disperse biofilms. Biofilms are a major cause of a number of serious medical problems including chronic infections and medical device related infections. They develop on surfaces such as catheters, prosthetic implants, teeth, lungs and the urogenital tract. Biofilms are pervasive, costly to deal with and approximately 80% of all human bacterial infections involve biofilms. The healing of chronic wounds alone costs the Unites States health care system $20 Billion per year.

Kane Biotech is currently developing two lead technology platforms:

- DispersinB™, a novel antibiofilm enzyme that inhibits as well as disperses microbial biofilms, with applications in wound care, medical devices, oral care and animal healthcare. Kane is currently developing a DispersinB™ based antibiofilm/antimicrobial wound gel for healing chronic wounds.

- PS/CHX, a broad-spectrum antimicrobial/antibiofilm composition comprising FDA-approved protamine sulfate and chlorhexidine, with applications in anti-infective medical device coatings, animal care and dairy and food processing industries. This technology has been licensed to Harland Medical Systems to develop antimicrobial urinary and venous access catheters.

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