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MULTIPLEX TECHNOLOGIES INC. -- SUCCESS OF TAXUS ROOT CULTURE RESEARCH

 VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Pursuant to the company's news release dated Sept. 10, 1993, the company has, subject to Vancouver Stock Exchange (VSE) approval, acquired a majority interest in Celex Laboratories (NB) Inc., a company involved in research and development of agrobacterium technologies for the production of taxol and other plant-derived pharmceutical compounds and biological plant- related technology.
 Celex Laboratories Inc. is pleased to announce the success of its research on taxus root cultures, resulting in the doubling of hairy roots ever 1/2 day. This recently patented technology enables taxus roots to be harvested every three weeks, thereby facilitating the commerical production of Taxol, without the need to harvest the dwindling supply of old growth Yew trees.
 Taxol is generally regarded as the msot promising anti-tumor chemical discovered in the last 15 years. Taxol is FDA-approved for use in fighting ovarian cancer. It is also presently under Food and Drug Administration consideration for use in treating breast and lung cancer.
 Multiplex Technologies Inc. is a diversified company, developing leading technologies for commercialization in biomedicine, water purification, waste water and air pollution control and abatement.
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 /CONTACT: Robert Wang, director, 604-688-7007/
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CO: Multiplex Technologies Inc. ST: British Columbia IN: MTC SU: TNM

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