Dr. James Lepock and Dr. Martin Petric Appointed to LifeTECH's Scientific Advisory Board TORONTO, April 2 1997 - LifeTECH Corporation announced today that Dr. Jim Lepock and Dr. Martin Petric have been appointed to the Corporation's Scientific Advisory Board. The Scientific Advisory Board is a group of eminent scientists who advise LifeTECH on scientific strategy, review research progress and assist in the scientific development of the Sterinetics System. LifeTECH's Sterinetics system is the world's premier blood and biological fluid sterilization technology. Mr. Walter J. Dermott, President and CEO, made the announcement saying: "The addition of Dr. Lepock and Dr. Petric will greatly advance the pace of our scientific progress. Dr. Lepock is a leading expert in the biophysics of cell membranes, proteins and cellular damage. His ongoing research into the effects of controlled oxidative stress on red blood cell membranes will be key to our understanding of viral inactivation mechanisms. Dr. Petric is an eminent Canadian virologist whose expertise will greatly enhance our understanding of viruses and their inactivation processes. The addition of these two new members to our Scientific Advisory Board will accelerate the development of our Sterinetics System, and our goal of making the global blood supply safe." Dr. Lepock, Ph.D., is Chairman of the Department of Physics at the University of Waterloo. He earned his Ph.D. in Biophysics at the Pennsylvania State University, and served as Visiting Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina, Visiting Professor at the University of Texas Medical Branch, and Professor of Physics and Biology at the University of Waterloo. Dr. Lepock has been invited to address seventeen international symposiums during the last five years, and is extensively published in the areas of protein denaturation, protein structures and interactions. Dr. Petric, Ph.D., is a Staff Virologist at The Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto, Ontario and Associate Professor of Microbiology at The University of Toronto. He earned his Ph.D. in Microbiology at the University of British Columbia, then completed a post doctoral fellowship in Microbiology. Dr. Petric has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at The John Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland. A member of the Canadian College of Microbiologists, the Canadian Association for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, and the American Society for Microbiology, Dr. Petric has extensively published in the areas of virus structure, viral diseases, viral serology and verocytotoxins.