Med BioGene Inc.

Med BioGene Inc.

March 27, 2007 08:30 ET

Med BioGene Announces Private Placement

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - March 27, 2007) -


Med BioGene Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MBI), a biotechnology company developing genetic biomarkers to improve screening, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment decisions for patients suffering from certain cancers and cardiovascular disease, is pleased to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Fraser Mackenzie Limited to act as exclusive lead agent in connection with a private placement (the "Private Placement") of $4 million of units. Subject to demand, the amount raised under the Private Placement may prior to closing be increased above $4 million.

Each unit is expected to be issued at a price of $0.50 per unit and will consist of one common share and one-half of one common share purchase warrant. Each whole common share purchase warrant will entitle the holder to purchase one common share at a price of $0.80 for a period of 18 months following the closing date of the Private Placement. The price of the offering was established on March 26, 2007 under the price protection rules of the TSX Venture Exchange.

The securities issued pursuant to the Private Placement will be subject to a four-month hold period from the date of closing. The Private Placement is scheduled to close on or about April 30, 2007. The Private Placement is subject to customary conditions, including acceptance by the TSX Venture Exchange.

MBI plans to use the net proceeds from the Private Placement to advance the development of their diagnostic and prognostic product pipeline and for general corporate purposes.

Fraser Mackenzie will receive a 7.5% selling commission and compensation options to acquire that number of units equal to 7.5% of the number of units sold pursuant to the Private Placement (excluding sales made to purchasers designated by the Chief Executive Officer of MBI, in which case Fraser Mackenzie will receive a 1% selling commission and compensation options to acquire that number of units equal to 1% of the number of units sold to such purchasers).

About Med BioGene

MBI is a biotechnology company with advanced research and development in gene expression technology. MBI intends to utilize its expertise in gene expression to identifying those genes, known as "biomarkers", which mark the presence of various diseases. These biomarkers will be used as an effective tool for accurate and rapid screening and diagnosis and to unlock innovation in therapeutic development and treatment. With a robust set of qualified biomarkers, disease screening and diagnosis will be quicker, less invasive and more accurate and the safety of new therapeutics will be increased, drug products will get to patients in less time and treatment decisions will be more informed.

MBI is currently focused on developing and validating biomarkers in respect of lymphoma, leukemia, colorectal cancer and cardiovascular disease through its Gene Expression Profiling System™.

About Fraser Mackenzie

Fraser Mackenzie is an independent investment dealer serving the needs of institutional fund managers and small and mid-capitalization corporate clients. The firm provides institutionally focused sales, trading and equity research as well as corporate finance and advisory services. Fraser Mackenzie is a Participating Organization of the Toronto Stock Exchange and the TSX Venture Exchange and a member of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada and the Canadian Investor Protection Fund.

Certain statements in this press release contain forward-looking information under applicable Canadian securities legislation. Words such as "anticipates", "believes", "estimates", "expects", "intends", "may", "plans", "projects", "will", "would" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking information, although not all forward-looking information contains these identifying words. Forward-looking information includes, but are not limited to, those with respect to future profits, future product revenues, future operations and plans, the use of proceeds from financings, the timing of clinical trials and the completion date for clinical trials and the prospects for negotiating partnerships or collaborations and their timing. These forward-looking statements or information are only predictions based upon MBI's current expectations, and actual events or results may differ materially. MBI may not actually achieve the plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in its forward-looking information. Forward-looking information is subject to known and unknown risks and uncertainties and are based on uncertain assumptions that could cause MBI's actual results and the timing of events to differ materially from those anticipated in such forward-looking information. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on this forward-looking information, which speaks only as of the date of this press release. Our forward-looking information does not reflect the potential impact of any future partnerships, collaborations, acquisitions, mergers, dispositions, joint ventures or investments MBI may make. All forward-looking information is qualified in its entirety by this cautionary statement and MBI undertakes no obligation to revise or update any forward-looking information as a result of new information, future events or otherwise after the date of this press release, other than as required by applicable law.

The securities offered have not been, and will not be, registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or any applicable exemption from the registration requirement of such Act. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of these securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

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