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Kane Biotech is a biotechnology company engaged in the research, development and commercialization of technologies and products that prevent and remove microbial biofilms.

DispersinB(R) Efficacy Study Published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/08/09 -- Kane Biotech Inc. (TSX VENTURE: KNE), a biotechnology company engaged in the development of products that prevent and disperse microbial biofilms is pleased to announce its research publication on the Company's patented DispersinB® antibiofilm technology in the latest online edition of the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy (doi:10.1093/jac/dkp158; Impact Factor: 4.038).

The publication, entitled "Antimicrobial and antibiofilm efficacy of triclosan and DispersinB® combination" authored by Dr. Rabih Darouiche (Darouiche et al.) at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, concludes that catheters coated with the combination of DispersinB® and the antimicrobial triclosan showed synergistic, broad-spectrum and durable antimicrobial activity.

"The combination showed synergistic antimicrobial and antibiofilm activity against Staphylococcus aureus, Staphylococcus epidermidis and Escherichia coli, and significantly reduced bacterial colonization and generally demonstrated a prolonged superior antimicrobial activity against clinical pathogens when compared with the chlorhexidine and silver-sulfadiazine coated central venous catheters on the market today," stated Dr. Darouiche. "Furthermore, the in-vivo efficacy of catheters coated with this unique antimicrobial/antibiofilm composition prompts clinical evaluation of such an innovative approach".

"This publication on the antimicrobial and antibiofilm efficacy of triclosan in combination with DispersinB® emphasizes the importance of having both the antimicrobial and antibiofilm components in a device coating in order to reduce the risk of device-related infections involving biofilms, which account for over 80% of all hospital-acquired infections," stated Dr. Sri Madhyastha, Chief Scientific Officer of Kane Biotech.

"This is Kane's first DispersinB® antibiofilm enzyme related research publication, which now adds to the growing list of publications on DispersinB® from research labs all over the world," added Dr. Madhyastha.

About Dr. Darouiche

Rabih O. Darouiche, M.D., is the founder and director of the Center for Prostheses Infection. He is a VA Distinguished Service Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Baylor College of Medicine, and a staff physician in the Medical (Infectious Disease Section) and Spinal Cord Injury Services at the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Houston, Texas. Board Certified in internal medicine, infectious disease, and spinal cord injury medicine. Dr. Darouiche is an outstanding clinician and excellent academician. Additionally, Dr. Darouiche is an internationally renowned researcher with clinically proven approaches for rendering medical devices anti-infective. The author of over 140 articles and textbook chapters, Dr. Darouiche is known for his prominent work in the area of prosthesis infection. His publications, such as the lead article in the New England Journal of Medicine (1999;340:1-8) entitled, "A Comparison of Two Antimicrobial-Impregnated Central Venous Catheters," have had an overwhelming impact on patient care.

About Baylor College

Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) in Houston, Texas was founded in 1900 and is today an internationally respected medical and research institution known for excellence in education, research and patient care. For 2008, U.S. News & World Report again has ranked the college 10th overall among the nation's top medical schools for research and 11th for primary care. BCM is also listed 13th among all U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding, and No. 1 for research expenditures in biological science by the National Science Foundation. Located in the Texas Medical Center, a 700-acre complex housing 42 member institutions, BCM has affiliations with seven teaching hospitals, each with a national and international reputation for medical excellence. The college has total research support of $374 million, with $314 million from federal sources, and more than 90 research and patient-care centers and units. Currently, BCM trains more than 3,000 medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia, and physician assistant students, as well as residents and post-doctoral fellows.

About Kane Biotech Inc.

Kane Biotech is a biotechnology company engaged in the development of products to prevent and disperse biofilms. Biofilms develop when bacteria and other microorganisms form a protective matrix that acts as a shield against attack. When in a biofilm, bacteria become highly resistant to antibiotics, biocides, disinfectants, high temperatures and host immune responses. This resiliency contributes to human health problems such as recurrent urinary tract infections, medical device associated infections and tooth decay.

Kane Biotech uses patent protected technologies based on molecular mechanisms of biofilm formation/dispersal and methods for finding compounds that inhibit or disrupt biofilms. The Company has evidence that these technologies have potential to significantly improve the ability to prevent and/or destroy biofilms in several medical and industrial applications.

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Kane Biotech Inc.
Gord Froehlich
President & Chief Executive Officer
204-453-1314 (FAX)