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PreMD Inc. Enters Clinical Study with Cosmetics Conglomerate

TORONTO, Nov. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Predictive medicine company PreMD Inc. (TSX: PMD; today announced that it has entered into a fully funded collaborative clinical study with one of the world's largest cosmetic companies. PreMD's PREVU* skin cholesterol test will be used in conjunction with one of the cosmetic company's skin care products in a European clinical study. This follows an earlier successful study completed by PreMD with the cosmetic company.

"This is a very positive development for PreMD," said Brent Norton, President and CEO of PreMD. "To engage in collaborations with one of the world's leading cosmetics conglomerates is a significant development which validates our expertise in skin testing, exposes our products' capabilities to new markets, and opens the door to further commercial partnerships. We are excited by the prospect of developing new uses for the product in the cosmetics field and we are hoping to capitalize on these and other opportunities in the near future."

About PreMD Inc.

PreMD Inc. is a leader in predictive medicine, dedicated to developing rapid, non-invasive tests for the early detection of life-threatening diseases. PreMD's cardiovascular products include PREVU* POC and PREVU* LT, both non-invasive skin cholesterol tests. The Company's cancer tests include ColorectAlert(TM), LungAlert(TM) and a breast cancer test. PreMD's head office is located in Toronto, Ontario and its research and product development facility is at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. For more information about PreMD, please visit

This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which could cause the Company's actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Such risks and uncertainties include, among others, the successful development or marketing of the Company's products, the competitiveness of the Company's products if successfully commercialized, the lack of operating profit and availability of funds and resources to pursue R&D projects, the successful and timely completion of clinical studies, product liability, reliance on third-party manufacturers, the ability of the Company to take advantage of business opportunities, uncertainties related to the regulatory process, and general changes in economic conditions. In addition, while the Company routinely obtains patents for its products and technology, the protection offered by the Company's patents and patent applications may be challenged, invalidated or circumvented by our competitors and there can be no guarantee of our ability to obtain or maintain patent protection for our products or product candidates.

Investors should consult the Company's quarterly and annual filings with the Canadian and U.S. securities commissions for additional information on risks and uncertainties relating to the forward-looking statements. Investors are cautioned not to rely on these forward-looking statements. PreMD is providing this information as of the date of this press release and does not undertake any obligation to update any forward-looking statements contained in this press release as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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