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    New data to be released: More and more Canadians are familiar with how
    biotech can benefit their lives and we expect large returns from the

    WINNIPEG, Sept. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - Join BIOTECanada, The Winnipeg Chamber
of Commerce and the Life Science Association of Manitoba with our regional
hosts to launch the fourth annual National Biotechnology Week (Sept. 22-29).

    When:     11:30 am - 1:30 pm
              Thursday, Sept. 20, 2007

    Where:    Winnipeg Convention Centre, Winnipeg, MB

    What:   - Release of BIOTECanada's annual polling results about
              Canadians' understanding of biotechnology
            - Panel discussion about hot topics in biotech with our featured
              guests and event emcee, David Asper, Executive Vice President,
              CanWest Global Communications Corp. and Chairman, National Post

    Why:      Biotechnology is a part of almost every aspect of our lives
              from our health, to the clothes we wear, the food we eat, and
              how we travel! Find out more about how biotechnology is
              benefiting you and your community with our panel of experts.

    Who:      FEATURED GUEST: Dr. Moira Gunn, author and host of BioTech
              Nation, (syndicated on National Public Radio)
              Peter Matthewman, Chief Operating Officer, Performance Plants
              John Langstaff, President & CEO, Cangene Corporation

    Biotechnology leaders will be in hand following the lunch to answer your
questions about biotech during a showcase of Manitoba's expertise.

    About National Biotechnology Week -

    This week is a celebration of the imagination and innovation of Canadian
scientists and entrepreneurs from Vancouver to Halifax. Every region of the
country participates in this national program designed to inform Canadians and
showcase Canadian excellence. Participants will take part in career fairs,
tour our Canadian biotech companies, and see how biotechnology is vital to our
future. Many more will hear from influential leaders of the industry and meet
with federal and provincial decision makers. View a full calendar of over
60 events online at National Biotechnology Week is made
possible with the support of our regional partners and funding partners:
Amgen, AstraZeneca, Genzyme, GlaxoSmithKline, Ortho Biotech, Pfizer, Pioneer
Hi-Bred, Roche, Sanofi Pasteur Limited, and Schering-Plough Canada.

    About BIOTECanada -

    BIOTECanada is dedicated to the sustainable commercial development of
biotechnology innovation in Canada. It is the national industry-funded
association with almost 200 member companies representing the broad spectrum
of biotech constituents including emerging and established companies in the
health, agricultural, and industrial sectors, as well as academic and research
institutions and other related organizations.

For further information:

For further information: Cate McCready, BIOTECanada, (613) 297-1172,; Bob Jones, McKim Cringan George, (204) 284-2221,

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