NOVEKO INTERNATIONAL INC. Granted a R.O.C. (Taiwan) Patent and a "Notice of Allowance" by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office After Filing Patent Applications for its Antimicrobial Filtration Technology

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    MONTREAL, March 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Noveko International Inc. ("Noveko" or
the "Company") announces that the Ministry of Economic Affairs (Intellectual
Property Office) of R.O.C. (Taiwan) has issued to its subsidiary Noveko Inc. a
patent for its antimicrobial filtration technology, titled "Microbicidal Air
Filter". Alain Bolduc, President and Chief Operating Officer of Noveko, said:
"Being issued this patent is excellent news as it provides us with further
protection, all the more since we are in the process of acquiring Purer Life,
a filtration fabric manufacturer located in Taiwan. This strategic
acquisition, which is expected to close by the end of April 2008, would enable
Noveko Inc. to assure and control its production of antimicrobial air filters
and to penetrate new markets. The region of Taiwan, which is highly
industrialized and has a population of close to 22 million, also represents a
growth market for Noveko Inc., for both its air filters and its antimicrobial
face masks."
    Furthermore, Noveko Inc. has been granted a "Notice of Allowance" by the
Canadian Intellectual Property Office, after its June 2003 filing of a patent
application for its antimicrobial filtration technology. Subject to the
required administrative procedures, primarily the payment of the required
fees, the Canadian patent should therefore be issued to the subsidiary Noveko
Inc. within the next few weeks. "The imminent granting of the Canadian patent
is excellent news as well, since it will protect our technology in Canada,
where our air filters and antimicrobial face masks are also manufactured and
distributed under the agreements we have signed with major distribution
networks," added Alain Bolduc.
    Noveko Inc. already holds a U.S. patent and a Eurasian patent for its
antimicrobial filtration technology, respectively delivered by the United
States Patent and Trademark Office and the Eurasian Patent Office, in 2006 and
2007. Other similar international patents are pending.


    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 (Noveko(TM)
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(TM) 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 markets. Operating since
September 2002, the Company was listed on the TSX Venture Exchange on
February 3, 2004.

    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, Noveko
International Inc., (514) 344-3030,; Marie-Claude
Leroux, Morin Public Relations, (514) 289-8688, ext. 224, Cell: (514)

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