Noveko International Inc. Signs an Exclusive Agreement with Medicom for the Manufacture and Distribution in Canada and the U.S. of Antimicrobial Surgical Masks for the Dental Care Market

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    MONTREAL, Jan. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Noveko International Inc. ("Noveko" or
the "Company") announces that its subsidiary Noveko Inc. has signed an
exclusive agreement with A.R. MEDICOM INC. ("Medicom")
( - a North American leader specializing in the
manufacture and distribution of disposable value-enhanced dental and medical
professional-use products. Under this exclusive agreement, Medicom will
manufacture antimicrobial surgical masks using Noveko Inc.'s patented
antimicrobial technology and ensure the distribution of these face masks to
the dental care market in Canada and the United States.
    The Canadian and U.S. professional dental care market requires some
360 million surgical masks annually. Headquartered in Lachine, Quebec, Medicom
has acquired cutting-edge expertise in healthcare products for the dental,
medical, veterinary and industrial markets. It has offices and operations in
North America, Europe and Asia. Founded 20 years ago, Medicom has acquired a
leading share of the disposables market with a comprehensive line of products
available under its own brands and different third-party labels - and the
support of a broad distribution network consisting of some 300 distribution
partners who include world-renowned companies specializing in supplies,
equipment and services for dental care professionals.

    A new generation of face masks for dental practices meeting unmatched
    sanitation and prevention standards

    "Partnering with Medicom, a large-scale company with major know-how, is
strategic for the intensive development of our antimicrobial face mask
business in North America. This agreement should yield significant royalties
as of 2008 and growth in the future. The dental care face mask market offers
strong revenue potential, especially since the application of our
antimicrobial technology will now provide dental practices with a new
generation of face masks meeting unmatched sanitation and prevention
standards," indicated Alain Bolduc, President and Chief Operating Officer of


    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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