VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - March 16, 2011) - Med BioGene Inc. (TSX VENTURE:MBI) today announced the date of its upcoming annual and special meeting of shareholders.

Annual and Special Meeting

The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. (Pacific Time) at the Terminal City Club, 837 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, British Columbia.

At the meeting, shareholders will be asked to, among other things, approve the Commercialization, License and Research Reimbursement Agreement with Precision Therapeutics, Inc., as previously announced on March 1, 2011. The agreement is subject to, among other things, the approval of MBI's shareholders and, upon the closing of all transactions contemplated in the agreement, MBI will grant to Precision exclusive worldwide rights to develop and commercialize LungExpress Dx.

The notice of meeting, information circular and form of proxy in respect of the meeting are being mailed to shareholders and will be available on SEDAR at

About Med BioGene

MBI is a life science company focused on the development and commercialization of genomic-based personalized clinical laboratory diagnostic tests. MBI is committed to advancing personalized medicine by commercializing tests that provide clinically relevant information to improve patient treatment and reduce health care costs. For more information, please visit

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The closing of the agreement with Precision is subject to certain conditions and includes approval of the transaction by the MBI shareholders at the special meeting announced today, receipt of certain assurances from the University Health Network and MBI settling its outstanding debt with creditors. Such conditions may not be satisfied and the agreement may not close.

LungExpress Dx is MBI's trademark. Each trademark, trade name or service mark of any other entity appearing in this news release belongs to its holder.

Contact Information: Med BioGene Inc.
Erinn B. Broshko
Chief Executive Officer
(604) 306-4969