Burcon announces resignation of investor relations consultant

    VANCOUVER, Dec. 5 /CNW/ - Burcon NutraScience Corporation (TSX-V: BU)
announces today the resignation of First Standard Capital Corporation ("First
Standard"). First Standard was engaged in August 2005 under an Investor
Relations Service Agreement (the "Agreement") to assist Burcon with its
investor relations activities. Mr. Maurice Boucher was primarily responsible
for providing the investor relations services under the Agreement. The initial
term of the Agreement between Burcon and First Standard was for 12 months but
extendable for successive 12 months unless either party gave written notice to
the other party to renegotiate or terminate the Agreement no less than 30 days
prior to each renewal term. The Agreement was also terminable upon 30 days
notice by either party. Due to personal commitments of Mr. Boucher, First
Standard decided, on December 3, 2007, to provide Burcon with notice of
termination of the Agreement. Burcon has accepted First Standard's
resignation, which will take effect immediately.
    Mr. Johann Tergesen, Burcon's President and C.O.O. noted "We appreciate
and thank Mr. Boucher and First Standard for their contributions to Burcon's
investor relations program."
    Burcon continues to work with Axino AG in Germany to assist the Company
with its investor relations program in Europe.

    For more information about Burcon view our new website at www.burcon.ca

    About Burcon NutraScience

    Burcon is a research and development company developing a portfolio of
composition, application, and process patents around its plant protein
extraction and purification technology. The goal of Burcon's research is to
develop its patented process to utilize inexpensive oilseed meals for the
production of purified plant proteins that exhibit valuable nutritional,
functional or nutraceutical profiles. Burcon, in conjunction with Archer
Daniels Midland, is currently focusing its efforts on developing the world's
first commercial canola proteins, Puratein(R) and Supertein(TM). Canola,
recognized for its nutritional qualities, is the second-largest oilseed crop
in the world after soybeans. Burcon's goal is to develop Puratein(R) and
Supertein(TM) to participate with soy, dairy, and egg proteins in the
expanding multi-billion-dollar protein ingredient market, with potential uses
in prepared foods, nutritional supplements, and personal care products.

    "Johann F. Tergesen"
    Johann F. Tergesen
    President & Chief Operating Officer

    The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy of the content of the information contained
herein. This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve
risks and uncertainties. These forward-looking statements relate to, among
other things, plans and timing for the introduction or enhancement of our
products ,statements about future market conditions, supply and demand
conditions, and other expectations, intentions and plans contained in this
press release that are not historical fact. Our expectations regarding the
prospect for future success depend upon our ability to develop and sell
products, which we do not produce today and cannot be sold without further
research and development. When used in this press release, the words "goal",
"intend", "believes" and "potential" and similar expressions, generally
identify forward-looking statements. These statements reflect our current
expectations. They are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties. In
light of the many risks and uncertainties surrounding the development of a
source of protein from canola meal, you should understand that we cannot
assure you that the forward looking statements contained in this press release
will be realized.

For further information:

For further information: Jade Cheng, Chief Financial Officer, Burcon
NutraScience Corporation, (604) 733-0896, (888) 408-7960 toll-free,
jcheng@burcon.ca, www.burcon.ca; AXINO AG, Sven Olsson, Investor Relations
Europe, Konigstrasse 26, 70173, Stuttgart, Germany, Tel. +49-711-25 35 92-30,
Fax +49-711-25 35 92-33, olsson@axino.de, www.burcon.net

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