Burcon selected for inclusion in 2007 TSX Venture 50

    VANCOUVER, June 20 /CNW/ - Burcon NutraScience Corporation (TSX-V: BU) a
pioneer in the development of food-grade canola proteins, is pleased to
announce that it has been selected for inclusion in the "2007 TSX Venture 50",
a ranking of the top 50 emerging public companies listed on the TSX Venture
Exchange. This is the second year that Burcon has been recognized as a TSX
Venture 50 company.
    The criteria used to determine the TSX Venture 50 is based on a formula
considering revenue, return on investment, market capitalization growth, and
trading volume for the top ten companies in each of five industry sectors -
mining, oil & gas, technology, life science and diversified industries.
    "We are pleased to have been recognized again for inclusion in the TSX
Venture 50" stated Johann F. Tergesen, Burcon's President & COO who added,
"Burcon's listing on the TSX Venture Exchange has been instrumental in our
ability to efficiently raise the capital we have needed to continue on our
path of commercializing the world's first food-grade canola proteins:
Puratein(R) and Supertein(TM)."
    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, AXINO AG, Konigstrabe 26, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany, Tel. +49-711-25 35
92-30, Fax +49-711-25 35 92-33, olsson@axino.de, www.burcon.net; London, UK,
Archie Adams, Corporate Development, Burcon NutraScience Corporation, M. +44
(0) 7768 774311, T. +44 (0) 1235 524959, archie.adams@burcon.ca

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