ALERT B&C Corporation announces its plan to manufacture and sell the MAB source as a stand-alone product immediately

    LAVAL, QC, June 2 /CNW Telbec/ - ALERT B&C Corporation ("ALERT B&C" or
the "Corporation") (TSX Venture Exchange: ACB) announces today its plan to
manufacture and sell the MAB source as a stand-alone product that can be
retrofitted on all types of mass spectrometers.
    ALERT B&C is the developer and manufacturer of Detection & Identification
instruments for Biological & Chemical agents, the TRAKER(TM). These
Instruments are compact, portable laboratories, which operate in the field
providing instantaneous identification and analyses of potential threats. The
TRAKER(TM) instruments are based on Mass Spectrometry and incorporate the
Corporation's proprietary Metastable Atom Bombardment "MAB" technology. The
MAB ionization source produces ions to be analyzed by the mass spectrometer
and is the heart of the instrument.
    Given that MAB uses the universal process of Mass Spectrometry
supplemented by distinctive attributes, it can be added to all types of Mass
Spectrometers for a vast range of applications. For example, Environment
Quebec has been using the procedure successfully to solve difficult analytical
environmental problems. "MAB is a novel ionisation technique with unique
features allowing the simplification of environmental analysis in the area of
chlorinated toxins (i.e. dioxins, chlorinated ethers) and analysis of toxin
residues in animals such as polar bears. Its ionisation selectivity also
allows background reduction by orders of magnitude over existing ionisation
techniques thus yielding a better quality signal." said Serge Moore, Manager,
Quebec laboratory for environmental analysis, Operational Analytical
Laboratories and Research Support, Water Science and Technology, Environment
Canada, and former scientific coordinator and quality control supervisor,
Centre d'Expertise en Analyse Environnementale, Environnement Quebec.
    The MAB Source has not been offered on a commercial basis until now but
has been utilized by the University of Paris, U.S. Food and Drug
Administration (FDA), Proctor & Gamble, Laval University, Fisheries & Oceans -
Newfoundland, Fisheries & Oceans - British Columbia, University of Montreal,
University of Alberta, National Institute for Research in Agronomy ("INRA") in
Toulouse, France, Environment Canada, Imperial Oil Research Centre in Sarnia,
Ontario, Centre d'Etudes du Bouchet, France, and Berkley University. This
innovative ionization technology incorporates the advantages of other
conventional ionization methods while substantially reducing their limitations
in terms of time of analysis and accuracy.
    This product is now available and is compatible with thousands of
instruments already in the field. The sales of the MAB source are expected to
provide the Corporation with short term revenues accelerating growth and
production capacity. "Short term revenues were a critical goal of ALERT B&C's
management when we developed our new strategic plan. The use of our
proprietary MAB technology within the numerous prestigious organizations
listed above gives us great confidence in its contribution to superior
detection of Biological and Chemical threats going forward," said Kurt Soost,
President & CEO of ALERT B&C.
    It is the view of the Corporation that seeing the applications of MAB on
a multitude of recognized instruments (Thermo Fisher Scientific, Agilent,
etc.) will also bring credibility to the TRAKER(TM) in the eyes of the public
in view of the fact that the TRAKER(TM) was designed specifically around the
MAB source. This enhanced credibility with organizations, corporations and
individuals worldwide is expected to have additional benefits to ALERT B&C
through increased TRAKER(TM) unit sales.
    In view of the high level of improvement the MAB source can offer to
public safety through a myriad fields relying on Mass Spectrometry, and the
demands that have been forwarded to ALERT B&C by a number of individuals and
organizations, the Corporation has determined that manufacturing the MAB
source for sale as a stand-alone product will be beneficial not only to ALERT
B&C and the BioDefence industry as a whole, but also to the Life Science
industry and to government agencies such as Health Canada, Environment Canada,
and others.
    Dr. Michel Bertrand, Mr. Kurt Soost, and ALERT B&C are currently
attending the 56th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry in Denver, Colorado
exposing the MAB Source to a number of major players.

    About ALERT B&C Corporation

    The Corporation is a BioDefence company dedicated to supplying the
BioDefence market with high quality technologies, products and solutions, in
order to improve and maintain the safety and the security of individuals
worldwide. The Intellectual Property owned by ALERT B&C, the MAB Technology
has been in use since 2001 by a variety of groups and is a globally recognized
technology. For more information about the Corporation visit our new website

    This press release contains forward-looking statements, which reflect the
Corporation's current expectations regarding future events. The
forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties. Actual events
could differ materially from those projected herein. Investors should consult
the Corporation's quarterly filings and annual reports for additional
information on risks and uncertainties relating to these forward-looking
statements. The reader is cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking
statements. The Corporation disclaims any obligation to update these
forward-looking statements.

    The TSX Venture Exchange does not accept responsibility for the adequacy
    or accuracy of this press release.
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For further information:

For further information: Investor relations: Dr. Suzanne L. Lebel,
Chairman & Executive Vice-President, ALERT B&C Corporation, (450) 688-4499,
Fax: (450) 688-9100,; Mr. Kurt G.J. Soost, President & CEO,
ALERT B&C Corporation, Toll-free: 1-866-802-0366 (Canada), (403) 802-0366,
Fax: (403) 802-0766,; Media relations: Jean-Pierre Trudel,
President, Jean-Pierre Trudel & Associates Inc., (514) 347-6111, Fax: (514)

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