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QLT announces Visudyne(R) sales for fourth quarter and fiscal year 2007
Date:1/17/2008

VANCOUVER, Jan. 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - QLT Inc. (NASDAQ:QLTI; TSX:QLT) today reported that Novartis AG announced global sales of QLT's Visudyne(R) (verteporfin) product of US$45.5 million for the quarter and US$214.9 million for the full year ended December 31, 2007. Visudyne sales for the fourth quarter declined by 40.5% over the same quarter in 2006 and the full year represented a decrease of 39.3% over annual sales in 2006. Visudyne sales in the U.S. for the quarter were approximately US$10 million, representing 22% of total sales for the quarter. U.S. average daily Visudyne sales increased to 127 vials in the fourth quarter of 2007 compared to 118 vials in the third quarter of 2007. The growth in daily Visudyne vial sales translates to a US$0.6 million increase quarter over quarter.

QLT will release its full financial results on Thursday, February 21, 2008, at 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time (ET).

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.

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QLT Inc. will hold an investor conference call to discuss year end results for 2007 on Thursday, February 21 at 8:30 a.m. ET (5:30 a.m. PT). The call will be broadcast live via the Internet at http://www.qltinc.com. To participate on the call, please dial 1-800-319-4610 (North America) or 604-638-5340 (International) before 8:30 a.m. ET. A replay of the call will be available via the Inte
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