Norgen Biotek Corp Recognized as One of the Top 10 Life Sciences Companies in Canada

    THOROLD, ON, Dec. 6 /CNW/ - Norgen Biotek Corp., an innovative Canadian
biotechnology company focusing primarily on advancing powerful tools for
nucleic acid and protein purification, today announced that it was recognized
as one of Canada's Top 10 Life Science Companies. Canada's Top 10 Life Science
Companies are evaluated by an independent international panel of life science
venture capitalists. The panel selects companies based on their attractiveness
as an exceptional investment in Canada, and Norgen Biotek was chosen as one of
these companies.
    "We are delighted to have been chosen for this celebrated award, it
recognizes our impressive achievements," said Dr. Yousef Haj-Ahmad, President
& CEO of Norgen Biotek Corp. "This prestigious award recognizes Norgen
Biotek's achieved milestones and future prospectus."

    About Canada's Top 10:

    The prestigious Canada's Top 10 competition was invented in 1999 to
promote the ten most promising life science companies chosen from a pool of
entrants by an independent international jury of life science venture
capitalists. Based on their expert knowledge of investment in the life science
sector, the jury selects companies that offer the best investment and
partnership prospects. Further information is available at:

    About Norgen Biotek Corp.

    Norgen is a rapidly growing privately-held Canadian biotechnology company
specialized in the research, development, manufacture and marketing of a
variety of innovative sample preparation products. Currently, this technology
is used in protein, RNA and DNA purification, isolation, and concentration and
clean-up kits. Norgen is actively working on the adoption of this enabling
technology into the diagnostic market as well as industrial scale
applications. We are actively seeking suitable channels to market partners.
Additional information is available on the company's website:

For further information:

For further information: Dr. Yousef Haj-Ahmad, President & CEO, Norgen
Biotek Corp., Phone: (905) 227-8848, Fax: (905) 227-1061, Email:

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