Noveko achieves another breakthrough in China

    The Quebec-based company will equip a pig farm in the Ma'anshan region
    with its antimicrobial filtration technology

    EKO / TSX Venture Exchange

    MONTREAL, Oct. 18 /CNW Telbec/ - A few days after the signing of a
business partnership between Noveko Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Noveko
International Inc. ("Noveko" or "the Company"), its exclusive Asian agent
Unitam Inc. ("Unitam") and the Chinese state-owned enterprise China National
Service Corporation ("CNSC") to introduce and market Noveko's antimicrobial
filtration technology in the human and animal health sector in China,
management of Noveko is pleased to announce the signing of a cooperation
agreement with the Ma'anshan Agriculture Committee (Anhui Province, China) to
equip a first pig farm with Noveko's antimicrobial filters in the coming
months. The project's goal is to demonstrate and officially document the
technology's performance on a typical pig farm in this region, before
launching and marketing the technology on a larger scale in the Chinese hog
industry by CNSC. Noveko will lend its expertise to the execution of the
six-month demonstration project, which will be co-supervised and documented by
the Ma'anshan authorities.
    Noveko's patented antimicrobial filtration technology allows the
production of state-of-the-art face masks and air filters that are unique
worldwide for their effectiveness not only in trapping, but also in destroying
germs, viruses and bacteria. This technology is already marketed in the animal
sector in North America, where it has proven effective as a front-line means
of prevention for livestock farms, which must protect themselves against
pandemics that might decimate their livestock herds and potentially affect
human health.
    André Leroux, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer and Alain
Bolduc, President and Chief Operating Officer of Noveko, said they are
delighted with this initial concrete breakthrough in the Chinese market, which
attests to the efficiency and potential of Noveko's partnership with CNSC and
Unitam. "The Ma'anshan authorities show considerable interest in our
technology given its potential to better control meat quality and to improve
the productivity of pig farms by reducing financial losses and the risks for
human health caused by infectious diseases in animals. Therefore, the
Ma'anshan officials intend to actively participate in the execution and
success of the project, and to eventually support the promotion of our
technology in China."
    Noveko's management added that the Chinese hog industry, which produces
more than 600 million hogs annually, offers significant potential for Noveko's
antimicrobial filtration technology, considering the government's
determination to improve the industry's quality and productivity standards in
order not only to meet domestic demand, but to increase exports. "Our
technology could also be used in other key agricultural sectors in China,
including the avian industry, not to mention the considerable potential that
the public healthcare sector holds for our antimicrobial face masks."


    Noveko International Inc. currently has four subsidiaries: S.A.S. ECM,
Noveko Inc., Laboratoire SyMa Inc. ("SyMa") and Bolduc Leroux Inc. (BLI). ECM
specializes in the design and marketing of portable real-time ultrasound
scanners for use in veterinary and human medicine. Noveko Inc. develops the
Company's biomedical and environmental business, specifically its patented
antimicrobial filtration technology and derivative products (antimicrobial
face masks and air filters). SyMa specializes in the manufacture of
sanitizers, more specifically the antimicrobial products (for hands, feet and
surfaces) sold under the Azuro trademark. For its part, BLI specializes in the
custom processing and distribution of steel products based on client
specifications and designs. It has also developed and markets a line of
downdraft particle extraction tables for various industrial, commercial and
pharmaceutical markets. Operating since September 2002, the Company was listed
on the TSX Venture Exchange on February 3, 2004.

    China National Service Corporation is one of China's most prominent state
owned service companies, also representing various large international
organizations and top corporations in China, and possesses good relationships
with different levels of government authorities both in China and abroad. CNSC
is currently the sole agent of Volvo Engineering Equipment and sole
distributor of Volvo Trucks in whole China, and also the sole distributor of
Liebherr Equipment in North-East China. Investment in Real Estate is also one
of CNSC's main business blocks, amongst many others businesses. CNSC offers a
vast range of services that caters to international corporations wishing to do
business in China such as, but not limited to, IP enforcement, royalty
enforcement, representation, procurement, turn-key manufacturing, OEM/ODM
manufacturing. CNSC is represented by Unitam International in North America.

    The information set forth in this press release includes certain
forward-looking statements. Such statements are based on assumptions exposed
to major risks and uncertainties. Although Noveko deems the expectations
reflected in these forward-looking statements to be reasonable, the Company
cannot provide any guarantee as to the materialization of the expectations
reflected in these forward-looking statements. The TSX Venture Exchange has
not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy
of this release.

For further information:

For further information: André Leroux, Chairman of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer; Alain Bolduc, President and Chief Operating Officer, (514)
344-3030,; Marie-Claude Leroux, Morin Public Relations,
(514) 289-8688, ext. 224, Cell: (514) 705-5897,

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