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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Biotech Investor Alert: Sirona Biochem (TSX-V: SBM) to Present Scientific Poster of Inducer Program at 2012 Protein Engineering Summit (PEGS)

Vancouver, British Columbia - April 11, 2012 ( Newswire) Sirona Biochem Corp. ( TSX-V: SBM , OTC: SRBCF, Frankfurt: ZSB), announced today its abstract application to present a scientific poster at the 2012 Protein Engineering Summit (PEGS) has been accepted. Sirona Biochem's scientific poster has been selected to be on display during the “Difficult to Express Proteins” track April 30 to May 1, 2012.

The Eighth Annual PEGS conference, to be held April 30 - May 4, 2012 in Boston, MA, brings together an estimated 1,400 international decision makers in pharmaceutical, biotechnology, academia and public healthcare and focuses on the latest scientific innovations in protein engineering.

Sirona Biochem's scientific poster at the PEGS conference will describe the use of its new inducer, SBM-TFC-358, and how it may be effective at improving recombinant protein yields. The poster will also include results from the latest study demonstrating the effectiveness of SBM-TFC-358 on a recalcitrant protein and comparing the compound against a widely used inducer, IPTG.

Additional studies are being conducted to further characterize SBM-TFC-358 and prepare it for commercialization.

A copy of the poster will be made available on the company's website at after the conference.

About Sirona Biochem Corp.

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

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For more information regarding this press release, contact:

Julie Jang
Director, Communications
Sirona Biochem Corp.
Phone: 604.282.6065

Sirona Biochem cautions you that statements included in this press release that are not a description of historical facts may be forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are only predictions based upon current expectations and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties. You are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of release of the relevant information, unless explicitly stated otherwise. Actual results, performance or achievement could differ materially from those expressed in, or implied by, Sirona Biochem's forward-looking statements due to the risks and uncertainties inherent in Sirona Biochem's business including, without limitation, statements about: the progress and timing of its clinical trials; difficulties or delays in development, testing, obtaining regulatory approval, producing and marketing its products; unexpected adverse side effects or inadequate therapeutic efficacy of its products that could delay or prevent product development or commercialization; the scope and validity of patent protection for its products; competition from other pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies; and its ability to obtain additional financing to support its operations. Sirona Biochem does not assume any obligation to update any forward-looking statements except as required by law.

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