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QLT reports initial proof of concept data for punctal plug delivery technology
Date:5/12/2008

oday are an early indication that QLT's drug elution technology has the potential to provide a meaningful therapeutic benefit. To generate proof of concept data for the Company's proprietary punctal plug drug delivery system, QLT is currently enrolling patients in the CORE study, a Phase 2, randomized, double blind trial to assess the safety and efficacy of its latanoprost punctal plug delivery system for the treatment of glaucoma and ocular hypertension at three different doses (low, medium, high). The medium dose of latanoprost in the CORE Study was used in the trial that is being reported today.

About QLT

QLT Inc. is a global biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of innovative therapies. Our research and development efforts are focused on pharmaceutical products in the fields of ophthalmology and dermatology. In addition, we utilize three unique technology platforms, photodynamic therapy, Atrigel(R) and punctal plugs with drugs, to create products such as Visudyne(R) and Eligard(R) and future product opportunities. For more information, visit our web site at http://www.qltinc.com.

QLT Plug Delivery, Inc. is a wholly-owned subsidiary of QLT Inc.

Atrigel is a registered trademark of QLT USA, Inc.

Visudyne is a registered trademark of Novartis AG.

Eligard is a registered trademark of Sanofi-aventis.

QLT Inc. is listed on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the trading symbol "QLTI" and on The Toronto Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "QLT."

Certain statements contained in this press release, which are not historical facts, are "forward-looking statements," as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and constitute "forward-looking information" within the meaning of applicable Canadian securities laws. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: our beliefs re
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