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Xenon Chief Scientific Officer, Dr. Michael Hayden Receives Prestigious Award for Leadership in Medicine
Date:3/23/2011

O of Merck Frosst Canada.  "Michael's research is innovative, meaningful and far reaching and is touching lives and providing hope for patients and family members literally all over the world.  Michael is a most deserving recipient."

An author of more than 600 publications, Dr. Hayden is the most cited author on Huntington's disease in the world.  He is well known for having developed a predictive genetic test for Huntington's disease, which was the first ever predictive test for any genetic disorder.  With Xenon he has also identified genes associated with rare disorders such as Tangier disease, juvenile hemochromatosis and congenital insensitivity to pain.  These discoveries are leading to novel approaches for treating common diseases such as cardiovascular disease, anemia and pain.

About Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Xenon is a privately owned, clinical genetics-based drug discovery and development company engaged in developing small molecule therapies focusing in the areas of pain, cardiometabolic disease, and diseases of iron metabolism.  For more information, visit the Company's website at www.xenon-pharma.com.

This release contains forward-looking statements that are not based on historical fact.  These forward-looking statements involve risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, events or developments to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements.


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