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Immunicon Corporation (IMMC) To Present At SG Cowen & Co., LLC 26th Annual Health Care Conference

3/8/2006 12:21:40 PM

HUNTINGDON VALLEY, Pa., March 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Immunicon Corporation announced today that President and Chief Executive Officer Byron D. Hewett is scheduled to present at the Cowen & Co. 26th Annual Health Care Conference on Thursday, March 9, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. ET at The Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts.

A live web cast of the presentation will be available online at the Company's corporate web site at Participants are urged to log on to the site several minutes before the presentation to download and install any necessary software. A replay to the webcast will be available approximately 1 hour after the live presentation and will be accessible for 90 days.

About Immunicon Corporation

Immunicon Corporation is developing and commercializing proprietary cell- and molecular-based human diagnostic and life science research products with an initial focus on cancer disease management. Immunicon has developed platform technologies for selection and analysis of rare cells in blood, such as circulating tumor cells and circulating endothelial cells that are important in many diseases and biological processes. Immunicon's products and underlying technology platforms also have application in the clinical development of cancer drugs and in cancer research and may have applications in other fields of medicine, such as cardiovascular and infectious diseases.

The information contained in this press release includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are often preceded by words such as "hope," "may," "believe," "anticipate," "plan," "expect," "intend," "assume," "will" and similar expressions. Forward-looking statements contained in this press release include, among others, statements relating to Immunicon's anticipated net cash burn for 2005, Immunicon's funding strategy for commercialization activities and key product and clinical development programs and other statements not of historical fact. Immunicon cautions investors not to place undue reliance on the forward-looking statements contained in this press release. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of this press release, reflect management's current expectations and involve certain factors, such as risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to be far different from those suggested by Immunicon's forward-looking statements. These factors include, but are not limited to, risks and uncertainties associated with: Immunicon's dependence on Veridex, LLC, a Johnson & Johnson company, in the field of cancer cell analysis; Immunicon's capital and financing needs; research and development and clinical trial expenditures; commercialization of Immunicon's product candidates Immunicon's ability to use licensed products and to obtain new licenses from third parties; Immunicon's ability to manage its growth; obtaining necessary regulatory approvals; reliance on third party manufacturers and suppliers; reimbursement by third party payors to Immunicon's customers for Immunicon's products; compliance with applicable manufacturing standards; the ability to earn license and milestone payments under Immunicon's agreement with Veridex; retaining key management or scientific personnel; delays in the development of new products or to planned improvements to Immunicon's products; effectiveness Immunicon's products compared to competitors' products; protection of Immunicon's intellectual property and other proprietary rights; conflicts with the intellectual property of third parties; product liability lawsuits that may be brought against Immunicon; labor, contract or technical difficulties; and competitive pressures in Immunicon's industry. These factors are discussed in more detail in Immunicon's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

"Immunicon" and the Immunicon Corporation logo are registered trademarks of Immunicon Corporation. "CellSpotter," "CellTracks" and AutoPrep are registered trademarks of Immunivest Corporation, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Immunicon Corporation. CellTracks Analyzer II is a trademark of Immunivest Corporation. "CellSearch" is a trademark of Johnson & Johnson. All other trademarks or servicemarks appearing in this report are the property of their respective holders. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Contact Information: Investors/Media: James G. Murphy The Ruth Group SVP of Finance & Administration, CFO Jason Rando (media) 646-536-7025, 215-830-0777 ext. 8313 John Quirk (investors) 646-536-7029

Immunicon Corporation

CONTACT: James G. Murphy, SVP of Finance & Administration, CFO, ImmuniconCorporation, +1-215-830-0777 ext. 8313,; Jason Rando- media, +1-646-536-7025,, or John Quirk -investors, +1-646-536-7029,, both for ImmuniconCorporation

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