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					                                                                  For Immediate Release
                                                                              May 12, 2008


                        AG-WEST ANNOUNCES NEW PRESIDENT/CEO

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Ag-West Bio Inc. is pleased to announce that its board of
directors has named Dr. Perry Lidster as the organization’s new president and chief
executive officer.

Since 1998, Lidster served in various capacities with SunBlush Technologies Corporation,
a company that provides natural life extension technologies to the fresh produce and
flower industries. In 2003, as president and chief operating officer, he restructured the
company, creating a new company FreshXtend Technologies Corp. Prior to his current
position, Lidster had a lengthy career in management and research in both public and
private organizations.

John Hyshka, Ag-West Bio’s chair of the board of directors said Dr. Lidster was selected
to lead Ag-West based on his extensive track record leading research intensive
organizations while creating partnerships between industry and government. “Lidster has
a history of leading effective teams and driving organizations forward. The board
members were impressed with his vision for our organization and inclusive management
style. We are pleased to welcome Dr. Lidster and to be able to draw on his broad
operational experience as the company further evolves.”

Lidster is pleased to join Saskatchewan’s bio-based incubator based upon “Ag-West’s
near 20-year history of promoting biotechnology worldwide. It’s an exciting time to join the
organization, build on past successes and plan for growth and new market based
opportunities ahead.”

Lidster takes up his new position on May 12, succeeding the retiring Dr. Ashley O’Sullivan
who has been with Ag-West since 2003.

Ag-West Bio Inc. is a member-based organization, working as a catalyst to build
partnerships and develop strategic alliances between industrial, research and producer
groups with the aim of commercializing innovative products and technologies for the
benefit of Saskatchewan and Canada.



For further information, contact:
Perry Lidster, Ph.D.          .                     Deb Shutiak, B.A.
President, CEO                                      Communications Director
Ag-West Bio Inc.                                    Ag-West Bio Inc.
Ph: (306) 975-1939                                  Ph: (306) 668-2656
perry.lidster@agwest.sk.ca                          deb.shutiak@agwest.sk.ca

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