MonoGen, Inc.
TSX : MOG

MonoGen, Inc.

September 17, 2008 12:53 ET

MonoGen Announces $7M Convertible Debenture

LINCOLNSHIRE, ILLINOIS--(Marketwire - Sept. 17, 2008) - NOT FOR DISTRIBUTION OR DISSEMINATION IN OR INTO THE UNITED STATES OR TO UNITED STATES NEWS WIRE SERVICES.

MonoGen, Inc. (TSX:MOG) today announced that it has issued a CDN $7.0 million 8% senior unsecured convertible debenture to an existing institutional investor.

The debenture matures on the earlier of nine months from the date of issuance and the closing date of a public offering or private placement described in the next sentence, subject to extension and certain other customary conditions. The debenture is mandatorily convertible into the Corporation's common shares (and warrants, if applicable) on the closing of a public offering or private placement of MonoGen common shares in excess of an agreed threshold. The conversion price will be equal to the purchase price paid per MonoGen common share (and warrant, if applicable) in that public offering or private placement, if any.

Mr. Ted S. Geiselman, President and CEO, commented "I am pleased that an existing investor decided to add to its position. This speaks to their confidence in the investment opportunity MonoGen currently represents."

The proceeds of the offering will be used by the Corporation for working capital and general corporate purposes.

The debenture was issued in a private placement in Canada pursuant to an exemption from the prospectus and dealer registration requirements, and the debenture has not been qualified for sale to the public. The debenture and any common shares and other securities issued on conversion are subject to transfer and resale restrictions.

This press release is not an offer of securities for sale in the United States, Canada or any other jurisdiction. The debenture and any securities issuable upon conversion thereof have not been and will not be registered under the United States Securities Act of 1933, as amended or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from the registration requirements.

About MonoGen, Inc.

MonoGen, Inc., headquartered in the Chicago area, is a medical device and diagnostics company providing high-quality and cost-effective cytological screening and diagnostic products to healthcare providers in the anatomic pathology industry.

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