OxyFile #409

LifeTECH Scientists to Present Four Abstracts on Blood 
Sterilization to The 3rd Annual Meeting of The Oxygen Society


TORONTO, Nov. 19 1996 /CNW/ - LifeTECH Corporation today announced 
that the prestigious Oxygen Society has accepted four scientific 
abstracts by LifeTECH scientists for presentation at the 3rd 
Annual Meeting of the Oxygen Society in Miami, Florida from 
November 21-25, 1996.

In making the announcement, Dr. Peter Lea, LifeTECH's Director of 
Research and Development said: "This reaffirms that LifeTECH has 
gained the attention of the international scientific community. 
Our leading edge research into inactivation of viruses in blood is 
now receiving the scientific attention it deserves. Over the last 
seven months, a total of ten abstracts describing our innovative 
research and development have been peer-reviewed and accepted by 
prestigious international scientific bodies, indicating their 
appreciation of the rigorous scientific analysis that we are 
bringing to the area of viral inactivation through oxidative 
stress (ozone). Our attendance at future scientific conferences 
will highlight and further validate our continuing scientific 
success."

Mr. Walter Dermott, LifeTECH's President and CEO added: "No other 
technology can achieve the inactivation of enveloped and non-
enveloped viruses and bacteria that the Sterinetics System 
achieves. LifeTECH is now positioned to become the global market 
leader in biofluid sterilization."

The LifeTECH scientists will present data on the inactivation of 
both enveloped and non-enveloped viruses using the Corporation's 
patented Sterinetics System. Specific abstracts will focus on 
viral inactivation in human immunoglobulin, the effects of 
ozonation on human intravenous immunoglobulin, and the effect of 
oxidative stress on human endothelial cells.

The Oxygen Society is an international society of scientists 
dedicated to the knowledge and understanding of the chemistry, 
biology, and pathology of oxygen and its metabolites, related free 
radicals, other activated or reactive species, and antioxidants. A 
constituent member of the International Society for Free Radical 
Research, the Oxygen Society has over 850 members in North and 
South America, primarily scientists and physicians interested in 
free radical and antioxidant biology.

LifeTECH Corporation is a Canadian biotechnology company dedicated 
to developing and commercializing innovative technologies to 
sterilize blood and other biological fluids. LifeTECH's 
Sterinetics System is designed to inactivate viruses and bacteria 
in the global blood supply, including the HIV and Hepatitis 
viruses. LifeTECH common shares (LFTK) and warrants (LFTK.WT) 
trade on the Canadian Dealing Network.



From Canada Newswire