Cangene to host first quarter fiscal 2008 conference call Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. E.S.T.



    Listed TSX, Symbol: CNJ

    TORONTO & WINNIPEG, Dec. 10 /CNW/ - Cangene Corporation today announces
that it intends to host a conference call on Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at
11:00 a.m. E.S.T. to discuss its financial results for the first quarter of
fiscal 2008, ended October 31, 2007. The Company intends to disclose its
financial results via news release after market close on Tuesday, December 11,
2007.
    To access the conference call by telephone, dial 416-644-3416 or
1-800-731-5774. Please connect approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning
of the call to ensure participation. The conference call will be archived for
replay until Wednesday, December 19, 2007 at midnight. To access the archived
conference call, dial 416-640-1917 or 1-877-289-8525 and enter the reservation
number 21255684 followed by the number sign.
    A live audio webcast of the conference call will be available at
www.cangene.com and www.newswire.ca. Please connect at least 15 minutes prior
to the conference call to ensure adequate time for any software download that
may be required to join the webcast. The webcast will be archived at the above
web sites for 90 days.

    About Cangene Corporation

    Cangene is one of Canada's largest and earliest biopharmaceutical
companies. It was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Cangene has approximately 650 employees in eight locations across North
America. It operates three large manufacturing facilities - two in Winnipeg,
Manitoba and one in Baltimore, Maryland - where it produces its own products
and undertakes contract manufacturing for a number of companies. Cangene
operates three U.S. and one Canadian plasma-collection facilities. In
addition, it has a regulatory affairs, sales and investor relations office in
Mississauga, Ontario.
    The Company uses patented manufacturing processes to produce
plasma-derived and recombinant therapeutic proteins. Cangene has three FDA and
Health Canada-approved products and a fourth that has been approved in Canada
only. One of its recombinant protein products has received an approvable
letter from the FDA and another has been submitted for regulatory review in
Canada. In addition, the Company has several more products in development at
various stages. Three of Cangene's products have been accepted into the U.S.
Strategic National Stockpile - botulism antitoxin, anthrax immune globulin and
vaccinia immune globulin, a product used to counteract certain complications
arising from smallpox vaccination.
    Capitalizing on its drug manufacturing expertise, Cangene also operates a
significant contract research and manufacturing business using its Winnipeg
facilities and the resources of Baltimore, Maryland-based Chesapeake
Biological Laboratories, Inc. (a wholly owned subsidiary). An expansion in
2006 at the Winnipeg location increased the Company's capacity to fractionate
plasma to accommodate the growing manufacturing requirements. Cangene's
website, www.cangene.com, includes product and investor information, including
past news releases. Chesapeake's website is www.cblinc.com.

    Forward-looking information

    The reader should be aware that Cangene's businesses are subject to risks
and uncertainties that cannot be predicted or quantified; consequently, actual
results may differ materially from past results and those expressed or implied
by any forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to
such risks or uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the regulatory
environment including the difficulty of predicting regulatory outcomes;
changes in the value of the Canadian dollar; the Company's reliance on a small
number of customers including government organizations; the demand for new
products and the impact of competitive products, service and pricing;
availability and cost of raw materials, especially the cost, availability and
antibody concentration in plasma; fluctuations in operating results;
government policies or actions; progress and cost of clinical trials; reliance
on key strategic relationships; costs and possible development delays
resulting from use of legal, regulatory or legislative strategies by the
Company's competitors; uncertainty related to intellectual property protection
and potential cost associated with its defence; the Company's exposure to
lawsuits, and other matters beyond control of management.
    Risks and uncertainties are discussed more extensively in the MD&A
section of the Company's most recent annual report and annual information
form, which are available on the Company's website or on SEDAR at
www.sedar.com. Scientific information that relates to unapproved products or
unapproved uses of products is preliminary and investigative. No conclusions
can or should be drawn regarding the safety or efficacy of such products. Only
regulatory authorities can determine whether products are safe and effective
for the uses being investigated. Healthcare professionals are directed to
refer to approved labelling for products and not rely on information presented
in news releases. Drug names and prescribing information may differ in various
countries.
    The cautionary statements referred to above should be considered in
connection with all written or oral statements, especially forward-looking
statements, that are made by the Company or by persons acting on its behalf
and in conjunction with its periodic filings with Securities Commissions,
including those contained in the Company's news releases and most recently
filed annual information form. Forward-looking statements can be identified by
the use of words such as "expects", "plans", "will", "believes", "estimates",
"intends", "may", "bodes" and other words of similar meaning (including
negative and grammatical variations). Should known or unknown risks or
uncertainties materialize, or should management's assumptions prove
inaccurate, actual results could vary materially from those anticipated. The
Company undertakes no obligation to publicly make or update any
forward-looking statements, except as required by applicable law.




For further information:

For further information: Ms. Jean Compton at (905) 405-2900 or by email
at jcompton@cangene.com

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