Mistral Pharma Inc. Signs Distribution Agreement for 6 Products

Published: Feb 19, 2008

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(MARKET WIRE)--Feb 18, 2008 -- Mistral Pharma Inc. (CDNX:MIP.V - News) ("Mistral") today announced that it has signed a distribution agreement with an undisclosed pharmaceutical company for 6 injectable generic products for the Canadian market. Mistral expects to file these products with Health Canada during 2008. Mistral estimates that these products target a total market of more than $ 50 M.

"We are very excited to file these 6 additional products with Health Canada in 2008" commented Dalal Manoli, Mistral's Vice President, Sales & Marketing. "This will strengthen our position as a specialty pharma company with a focus on hospital products" she added.

About Mistral Pharma Inc.

Mistral Pharma Inc. is an innovative pharmaceutical company that is active in the reformulation and the commercialization of already-marketed drugs. Its branded drug delivery products, MIST-B01, MIST-B02, MIST-B03 & MIST-B04, showed positive results at their respective first pilot clinical trials. Mistral also markets INSTILLAGEL® in Canada, a local anesthetic and antiseptic combination product used for urology procedures. Mistral has also in-licensed TAMALIS(TM) (Rupatadine) a new antihistamine and INSTILLAQUILL®, a single use extension tube used in gynecology. They will both be filed with Health Canada in 2008. Mistral positions itself as a development and marketing partner with pharmaceutical companies. More information is available on Mistral's website at www.mistralpharma.com.

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Contacts: Mistral Pharma Inc. Bertrand F. Bolduc, B.Pharm., MBA President & Chief Executive Officer 514-421-1717 ext. 2224 bbolduc@mistralpharma.com

Mistral Pharma Inc. Alain Provencher Vice-president, Finances and Chief Financial Officer 514-421-1717 ext. 2232 aprovencher@mistralpharma.com

Source: Mistral Pharma Inc.

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