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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

ve ahead quickly. Our proactive strategy is based on the wealth of our past experience and the unique opportunity that the natural health product market represents to meet the needs of those who could benefit from this product, while helping to fund our longer-term drug development programs geared to future growth," he stated.

"I am particularly pleased to have regained full ownership of KIACTA(TM) given the promising results from our Phase II/III trial and our intention to initiate another Phase III trial and complete the development of this product candidate," Dr. Bellini concluded.

OVOS Natural Health - Launch activities in preparation for VIVIMIND(TM)

Fifteen years of combined scientific research including clinical trials with over 2,000 individuals in Canada, the United States and Europe and millions of dollars invested lie behind OVOS Natural Health's claim that VIVIMIND(TM) can help protect memory function and reduce age-associated brain volume loss normally leading to cognitive problems. The Company is looking to the natural health product market to make homotaurine, a naturally occurring ingredient otherwise found in algae available to the public given its good safety and tolerability profiles and the wealth of data supporting the impact on memory function and brain structures associated with memory and learning.

Following post-hoc analyses, the results in previous human testing clearly showed that homotaurine had a statistically significant dose-dependent effect and reduced by at least 68% (p-value 0.035) the loss of hippocampal volume over time in the individuals tested when compared to the untreated group. An almost statistically significant clinical benefit equivalent to 33% less decline (p-value: 0.065) on their cognitive tests as measured by ADAS-cog was also observed in individuals receiving homotaurine. The launch activities for VIVIMIND(TM) are in preparation.

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