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At Annual and Special Meeting of Shareholders - Neurochem to officially adopt new name - BELLUS Health - And to provide update on programs including first new natural health product, VIVIMIND(TM)
Date:4/15/2008

Neurochem Annual and Special Meeting web cast live

LAVAL, QC, April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - At the Annual and Special meeting of Neurochem Inc. (NASDAQ: NRMX; TSX: NRM), shareholders will be asked to officially adopt the Company's new name, BELLUS Health Inc., which it expects to start using on April 21, 2008, together with the new stock ticker symbols (NASDAQ: BLUS; TSX: BLU). Neurochem will also present the launch activities that are in preparation for VIVIMIND(TM), the first branded natural health product to be marketed by its new, wholly owned, nutraceutical subsidiary, OVOS Natural Health Inc., to protect memory function. Shareholders will also learn that Neurochem has regained full ownership rights and control on eprodisate (KIACTA(TM)) from Centocor Inc., a wholly owned subsidiairy of Johnson and Johnson, for the prevention and treatment of Amyloid A (AA) amyloidosis.

"Fiscal 2007 was a difficult year for Neurochem, but we have risen to the challenge by adopting an expanded corporate strategy to assure revenue generation in the short-term through the sale of natural health products and long-term development of a rich product pipeline in pharmaceuticals," said Dr. Francesco Bellini, Neurochem's Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Our name-change to BELLUS Health will reflect the broader scope of our activities, while the creation of our subsidiary, OVOS Natural Health, as well as the imminent launch of VIVIMIND(TM) for memory protection, testify to our determination to mo
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