INEX Pharmaceuticals Announces Appeal Date For Spin-Out Of Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation

VANCOUVER, Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Inex Pharmaceuticals Corporation announced today that on February 6, 2007 the British Columbia Court of Appeal will hear Protiva Biotherapeutics, Inc. ("Protiva") appeal of the Supreme Court of British Columbia's ruling that approved the INEX Plan of Arrangement to transfer all of the Company's transferable assets and liabilities to a spin-out Company, Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation ("Tekmira"). The Supreme Court of British Columbia approved the Plan of Arrangement on November 24, 2006.

INEX believes the original decision of the Supreme Court of British Columbia was correct and the Company will continue to defend its position. The completion of the Tekmira spin-out is now expected to be completed by the end of February 2007.

About INEX

INEX is a Canadian biopharmaceutical company developing and commercializing proprietary drugs and drug delivery systems to improve the treatment of cancer. Further information about INEX can be found at

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CONTACT: Investors: Ian Mortimer, Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer, Phone: (604) 419-3200, Email:, Website:; Media: Karen Cook Boas, James Hoggan & Associates Inc., Phone: (604) 739-7500, Email:

Inex Pharmaceuticals Corporation

CONTACT: Investors: Ian Mortimer, Vice President, Finance and ChiefFinancial Officer, Phone: (604) 419-3200, Email:,Website:; Media: Karen Cook Boas, James Hoggan &Associates Inc., Phone: (604) 739-7500, Email:

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