EKO / TSX
MONTREAL, April 30 /CNW Telbec/ - Noveko International Inc. ("the
Company") is pleased to announce that it has made a first delivery to Mexico
of about one million 3xEZ and 4xEZU antimicrobial face masks, representing the
quantity of such masks in stock at the Terrebonne warehouse of Noveko Inc.
("Noveko"). These masks are sold through Artimedica, S.A. de C.V., a major
Mexican distributor serving the government, hospitals and other healthcare
establishments in Mexico. Additional deliveries are planned in the short term
as supplies become available.
As a result of the recent surge in swine flu cases, many health
organizations have issued recommendations regarding prevention methods to
limit the airborne transmission of the swine flu virus. They include wearing a
face mask and washing hands frequently with soap and water or alcohol-based
antiseptic products, which are also marketed by the Company.
The face masks incorporating Noveko's patented antimicrobial technology
offer increased protection due to the antimicrobial agents integrated into the
fibres of each mask layer. "The action of the active membranes of our masks
allows not only the filtration of pathogens, but also their neutralization,
thereby preventing their growth and biocontamination of the environment when
users dispose of them. The filtration membranes used in manufacturing our
masks also ensure easier breathing and increased comfort. The face masks can
be worn for an extended period of time without losing their effectiveness,"
said Alain Bolduc, President and Chief Operating officer of the Company.
Mr. Bolduc added that "the Company has taken the necessary measures to
increase its mask production, calling upon the services of Canadian, American
and Asian businesses. Given the current context, we are receiving many
requests from different markets for our antimicrobial face masks and are
trying to meet them in an orderly fashion given the limited inventories at the
present time. Our know-how may help reduce human-to-human transmission of the
swine flu virus. We therefore hope to maintain the health of a greater number
Postponement of the closing for the sale of Bolduc Leroux Inc.
On another matter, some preconditions to the transaction for the sale of
the Company's shares in the Bolduc Leroux Inc. subsidiary having not yet been
fulfilled, the parties have agreed to postpone the closing of the transaction
to no later than May 31, 2009.
Noveko International Inc. offers innovative solutions worldwide in the
biomedical and environmental fields. The Company, through its subsidiaries,
specializes in the following business segments: the development and marketing
of products derived from its patented antimicrobial filtration technology,
primarily air filters, surgical masks and respirators, as well as other
antimicrobial products such as AZURO(TM) disinfectants and - the development,
manufacturing and marketing of medical equipment, primarily portable real-time
ultrasound scanners for use in human and veterinary medicine.
Certain statements set forth in this press release constitute
forward-looking statements. In some cases, these statements are identified by
the use of terms such as "may", "could", "might", "intend", "should",
"expect", "project", "plan", "believe", "estimate" or other comparable
variants. These statements are based on the information available at the time
they are written, on assumptions made by management and on the expectations of
management, acting in good faith, regarding future events, including those
relating to economic conditions, fluctuations in exchange rates and operating
expenses, and the absence of unusual events entailing supplementary
expenditures. Although management considers these assumptions and expectations
reasonable based on the information available at the time they are written,
they could prove inaccurate. Forward-looking statements are also subject, by
their very nature, to known and unknown risks and uncertainties such as those
related to the industry, acquisitions, labor relations, credit, key officers,
supply and product liability. The actual results of Noveko International Inc.
could differ materially from those indicated or underlying these
forward-looking statements. The reader is therefore recommended not to unduly
rely on these forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements do not
reflect the potential impact of special items, any business combination or any
other transaction that may be announced or occur subsequent to the date
hereof. The Company undertakes no obligation to update or revise the
forward-looking statements to account for new events or new circumstances,
except where provided for by applicable legislation.
For further information:
For further information: Chantal Vennat, Director, Investor Relations
and Corporate Communications, Noveko International Inc., (514) 875-0606,