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S.R. (BOB) BLAIR TO JOIN BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF BIOMIRA INC.

 S.R. (BOB) BLAIR TO JOIN BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF BIOMIRA INC.
 EDMONTON, Alberta, Feb. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Eric E. Baker, chairman of the board of directors of Biomira Inc. (Toronto, Montreal, Calgary: BRA), today announced that S.R. (Bob) Blair will join the board of directors of Biomira effective immediately.
 Blair, an engineer by profession, is chairman emeritus of NOVA Corp. of Alberta, based in Calgary, Alberta. He serves as adjunct full professor of the Department of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. The recipient of numerous awards and honours, he was named Officer, The Order of Canada in 1980 and received the prestigious Companion, The Order of Canada in 1985. In 1990, he was given the honorary title of chief of the Blackfoot Indian Confederacy.
 In announcing the appointment Baker stated, "We are pleased that Mr. Blair, a visionary entrepreneur and highly successful businessman, has agreed to join our board. His vast experience will certainly complement the composition of our board."
 Biomira Inc. is a public biotechnology company focused on the research, development and commercialization of cancer diagnostic and therapeutic products. The firm, located in Edmonton Research Park, currently markets four in vitro diagnostic kits for gastrointestinal, ovarian and breast cancers under the TRUQUANT(R) label. A number of its in vivo products are in various stages of clinical trials.
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 /CONTACT: Alex McPherson, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Biomira Inc., 403-450-3761/
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