Cangene to host fiscal 2009 conference call on Thursday October 22, 2009 at
11:00 a.m. Eastern time

Listed TSX, Symbol: CNJ

TORONTO and WINNIPEG, Oct. 20 /CNW/ - Cangene Corporation today announces that it intends to host a conference call on Thursday, October 22, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Eastern time to discuss its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended July 31, 2009. The Company intends to disclose its financial results via news release after market close on Wednesday, October 21, 2009.

To access the conference call by telephone, dial 416-644-3425 or 1-800-594-3790. Please connect approximately 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the call to ensure participation. The conference call will be archived for replay until Thursday, October 29, 2009, at midnight. To access the archived conference call, dial 416-640-1917 or 1-877-289-8525 and enter the reservation number 4175691 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 700 employees in eight locations across North America and its products are sold worldwide. 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 corporate communications office in Toronto, Ontario.

Cangene is focused on developing therapeutics for infectious diseases, and the Company uses patented manufacturing processes to produce plasma-derived and recombinant therapeutic proteins. Cangene has five FDA and/or Health Canada-approved products. 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 that may arise 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). Cangene's website, www.cangene.com, includes product and investor information, including past news releases. Chesapeake's website is www.cblinc.com.

"Cangene" is a trademark belonging to Cangene Corporation.

SOURCE Cangene Corporation

For further information: For further information: about Cangene Corporation, please contact Jean Compton, Manager Corporate Communications at (416) 675-8280 or by email at jcompton@cangene.com

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