VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Dec. 17, 2012) - Sirona Biochem Corp. (TSX VENTURE:SBM) (the "Company") announced today that it has granted to directors, officers, consultants, employees and management of the Company, to purchase a total of 1,550,000 common shares in the capital of the Company at a price of $0.10 per common share for a period of five years ending December 17, 2017. The options have been granted under and are governed by the terms of the Company's current stock option plan and are subject to vesting provisions.

Sirona Biochem Corp. also announces that finder's fees totaling $16,000 and 160,000 broker warrants were returned to Sirona Biochem by Raymond James Ltd. (RJL) as it was determined RJL was not sufficiently involved in the March 2012 non-brokered private placement transaction to warrant finder's fee compensation.

About Sirona Biochem Corp.

Sirona Biochem is a biotechnology company developing diabetes therapeutics, skin depigmenting and anti-aging agents for cosmetic use, biological ingredients and cancer vaccine antigens. The company utilizes a proprietary chemistry technique to improve pharmaceutical properties of carbohydrate-based molecules. For more information visit

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Sirona Biochem Corp.
Julie Jang
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