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MDS Announces Strategic Repositioning
Date:9/2/2009

turing costs and fund ongoing operations of the remaining business.

MDS Pharma Services

MDS also announced that it is actively seeking a buyer for its MDS Pharma Services business, which is focused on Early Stage operations (Discovery through Phase IIa). MDS Pharma Services is a leader in molecular screening and profiling, has strength in bioequivalence and bioanalysis studies, and has one of the largest Phase I bed capacities in the industry.

A sale of the MDS Pharma Services business is expected to provide opportunities to build market leadership and to position the business to better serve global customers in an increasingly competitive contract research market. As previously announced on June 1, 2009, MDS continues to seek a buyer for its Central Labs business.

Subsequent to the completion of a sale of the MDS Pharma Services business, the Company anticipates it would distribute a portion of the sale proceeds to shareholders. There can be no assurance that MDS will complete a transaction involving MDS Pharma Services. If MDS determines that there is not an acceptable transaction for MDS Pharma Services, it intends to retain and invest in building the business.

MDS Nordion

As a stand-alone business, MDS Nordion will continue to focus on building its core strengths and leadership position in providing medical isotopes for molecular imaging, radiotherapeutics and sterilization technologies. Despite the current shutdown of AECL's NRU reactor, MDS Nordion continues to deliver positive adjusted EBITDA and cash flow from sterilization technologies and radiopharmaceuticals. MDS Nordion's goal is to remain an innovative market leader delivering strong financial performance.

Assuming completion of the sale of MDS Analytical Technologies and MDS Pharma Services, MDS will remain as a publicly traded entity consisting solely of the MDS Nordion business. The Company will continue to re
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