ARIUS to present at 15th annual BioPartnering Europe conference



    TORONTO, Oct. 8 /CNW/ - ARIUS Research Inc., (TSX: ARI), a biotechnology
company discovering and developing the next wave of antibody therapeutics,
today announced that David Young, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer of
ARIUS, has been invited to speak at the 15th annual BioPartnering Europe
conference.
    Dr. Young will present on Tuesday, October 9th at 11:45 am British Summer
Time (BST) and will be available following his presentation. The conference is
being held at the QEII Conference Centre in London, United Kingdom. Dr. Young
will provide an overview of the Company's business and unique technology and
will update the audience on milestones for the Company's lead programs in
cancer. ARIUS has three lead programs focused on treatments for breast,
prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers and is actively pursuing partnering
opportunities to move the pipeline forward.
    The BioPartnering Europe conference offers attendees an opportunity to
meet face-to-face with key players in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology
industry. Dr. Young will also be available for informal discussions during the
Open House Presentations on Monday, October 8th from 10:30 am-12:30 pm BST at
Booth No. 20. Additional information about the 15th annual BioPartnering
Europe conference can be found at: http://www.techvision.com/bpe/

    About ARIUS

    ARIUS is a biotechnology company discovering and developing the next wave
of antibody therapeutics. Established in 1999, ARIUS has built a proprietary
technology platform, FunctionFIRST(TM), that rapidly identifies and selects
antibodies based on their functional ability to affect disease. This antibody
generation engine has enabled ARIUS to assemble a portfolio of more than 400
antibody candidates. In addition to the antibodies it is developing in-house,
ARIUS has ongoing partnerships with key biotechnology and drug development
companies. ARIUS is listed on the TSX under the symbol "ARI". For further
information, visit www.ariusresearch.com

    Forward-Looking Statements

    Certain statements in this news release constitute "forward-looking
statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
of 1995, which involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other
factors that may cause our actual results to be materially different from any
future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such
statements. Forward-looking statements in this release include, but are not
limited to, ARIUS successfully advancing its new product programs as well as
licensing opportunities. These statements are only predictions and actual
events or results may differ materially. Factors that could cause such actual
events or results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements to
differ materially from any future results expressed or implied by such
statements include, but are not limited to: early stage of development;
technology and product development; dependence on and management of current
and future corporate collaborations; future capital needs; uncertainty of
additional funding; no assurance of market acceptance; dependence on
proprietary technology and uncertainty of patent protection; intense
competition; manufacturing and market uncertainties; and government
regulation. These and other factors are described in detail in ARIUS' Annual
Report, forthcoming news releases and other filings with Canadian securities
regulatory authorities available at www.sedar.com. Forward-looking statements
are based on our current expectations and ARIUS is not obligated to update
such information to reflect later events or developments.

    The TSX has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the
    adequacy or accuracy of this statement.

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For further information:

For further information: Warren Whitehead, C.M.A., Chief Financial
Officer, ARIUS Research Inc., (416) 862-2323 ext. 214,
wwhitehead@ariusresearch.com, contact@ariusresearch.com; James Smith, Investor
Relations, (416) 815-0700 ext. 229, jsmith@equicomgroup.com

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