Fasken Martineau: Participant Companies Announced for Technology and Life Sciences Investment Forum

Wednesday May 10, 8:00 am ET

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA–(CCNMatthews – May 10, 2006) – Fasken Martineau is pleased to announce the 14 participating companies for the 9th annual 2006 Fasken Martineau Technology and Life Sciences Forum.

“We have assembled an impressive list of leading companies for this year’s Forum,” says Iain Mant, a partner at Fasken Martineau and co-founder of the event. “These growing companies represent the future of BC’s vital technology and life sciences sector.”

The participating companies at this year’s Forum include:

Absolute Software Corporation: The leader in Computer Theft Recovery and Secure Asset Tracking(TM) with more than 550,000 subscriptions under management.

Allon Therapeutics Inc.: A biotechnology company developing drugs that protect against neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, mild cognitive impairment, traumatic brain injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis and neuropathy.

Chromos Molecular Systems: A biopharmaceutical company with two drug development programs focused on inflammatory diseases and thrombotic disorders.

Forbes Medi-Tech Inc.: A life sciences company dedicated to the research, development and commercialization of innovative products for the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease (CVD).

GemCom International Software Inc.: Known for world-renowned mining applications like GEMS, Whittle and Gemcom In-Site(TM), and for industry thought-leaders, who are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in mining.

MDX Medical Inc.: Identifies, acquires and commercializes proprietary medical device technologies, which offer significant market potential and the opportunity to dramatically impact the delivery of healthcare.

Medical Ventures Corporation: A medical device company specializing in developing technologies for the quickly growing cardiovascular and surgical marketplace.

Protox Therapeutics Inc.: A product-focused development-stage company advancing novel, targeted protein toxin therapeutics for treatment of cancer and other diseases.

QuestAir Technologies Inc.: A developer and supplier of proprietary gas purification systems.

TIR Systems Ltd.: A world leader in Solid State Lighting (SSL) and light enabling technology.

Versatile Systems Inc.: A leading provider of IT solutions and services to blue chip customers in the telecommunication, financial services, pharmaceutical, manufacturing and retail industries.

Voice Mobility Inc.: Develops and markets a world-class carrier-grade messaging product for Tier 1 and IP telephony markets.

VSM MedTech Ltd.: The world leader in the emerging clinical market for magnetoencephalography (MEG) functional brain imaging.

Westport Innovations Inc.: Engaged in the research, development, and marketing of high-performance engines and fuel systems which use gaseous fuels such as compressed natural gas (CNG), liquefied natural gas (LNG), hydrogen, and hydrogen-enriched compressed natural gas (HCNG).

Now in its ninth year, this marks the third consecutive year that Fasken Martineau is hosting the Forum.

The Fasken Martineau Technology and Life Sciences Forum will be held on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Vancouver. This full day event includes presentations by an exciting array of top B.C.-based public companies from the technology and life sciences industries to members of the investment community. Investment advisors, financial analysts, investment bankers, money managers and members of the media are invited and encouraged to attend this unbiased investment forum.

Registration and general information on the 2006 Fasken Martineau Technology and Life Sciences Forum can be found at www.faskenforum.com or by contacting Jennifer Despins at Fasken Martineau directly at 604 631 3296 or [email protected]

Fasken Martineau, which ranks among the four largest law firms in Canada (Lexpert’s 2005 Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada), is a leading Canadian business and litigation law firm. Fasken Martineau is recognized for its strength and expertise in financial services, corporate finance, securities, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, energy, mining and environmental law, aboriginal affairs, taxation, wealth management, litigation, arbitration, labour and employment law, human rights, intellectual property and information technology law. With over 580 lawyers, the firm has offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec City, as well as in New York, London, and Johannesburg. Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP is a limited liability partnership and includes law corporations.

Source: http://biz.yahoo.com/ccn/060510/200605100326699001.html?.v=1


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