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[MOL] Successful Delivery Of Interferon Without Injection



Good Morning My Friends,

I find the following information to be very positive about future
injections for those that need to be administered with Interferon and
relative therapies. HOpe it benefits you.


     AURORA, Ontario--(BW HealthWire)--June 21, 1999--Helix BioPharma
Corp.
(TSE:HBP.) announced Interferon-a has been successfully delivered both
dermally and transdermally, without the need for an injection, utilizing
the
Biphasix(tm) delivery system in a study of seventeen healthy human
volunteers.

     In a presentation to the Controlled Release Society in Boston,
Professor
Marianna Foldvari, of the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition at the
University
of Saskatchewan, presented the results of a study of the delivery of
therapeutic proteins through human skin. The study showed a significant
increase in anti-viral activity in the skin and in the blood following
the
application of an interferon-a-Biphasix(tm) patch when compared to a
placebo.

     "The results indicate significant levels of interferon-a in the
skin and
blood," said Dr. Foldvari. "This new delivery technology may also prove
useful for the injectionless delivery of other protein therapeutics such
as
insulin. "

     Interferons are prescription drugs presently given by injection to
treat
human papilloma virus ("HPV"), as well as other diseases including
multiple
sclerosis and hepatitis. Helix is developing an interferon-a
Biphasix(tm)
cream to combat HPV, a sexually transmitted disease linked to cervical
cancer, that affects more than 24 million North Americans.

     The Toronto Stock Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept
responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the content of this News
Release. Information contained in this news release includes
forward-looking
statements that are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause
actual results to differ materially.

     Helix BioPharma trades on the TSE under the symbol "HBP"

CONTACT:

Helix BioPharma Corp., Aurora

God Bless All,
marty auslander
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