Salugen Founding CEO Brian Meshkin Named Biotechnology "Power to Be" by San Diego Magazine

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Salugen founding CEO, Brian Meshkin, recognized as a Biotechnology "Power to Be" honorable mention in San Diego magazine's December 2008 issue

Salugen® (, a life sciences company, announces today that its founding CEO, Brian Meshkin, has been named a Biotechnology "Power to Be" by San Diego magazine ( According to the magazine, the "Power to Be" article in the December 2008 issue recognizes some of the bright, young civic dynamos who may be leading the next generation in business, politics, the arts, philanthropy, sports, media and civic life.

"I am honored by this recognition," states founding CEO Brian Meshkin. "The San Diego community is a vibrant, amazing place to live and do business and I am grateful for the time I have lived and worked in the region."

In the article, the reporter states, "At 13, Meshkin led the effort to pass the first bicycle-helmet law for children after his friend was hit by a car and killed in front of his house. The tragedy sparked a lifelong interest in healthcare. Now 32, Meshkin is a founder of Salugen, a San Diego-based company that specializes in the development of DNA tests to determine genetic links to health problems such as obesity or alcoholism, and then offers customized nutritional products to balance brain chemistry and fix the problem."

The Company also announces today that Mr. Meshkin will be stepping back as CEO of the Company at the end of December and will remain on the Board of Directors.

About Salugen
Salugen® is a life sciences company offering nutritional ingredients and gene testing to help reduce excessive cravings involved in smoking, weight problems, and alcohol and drug abuse. Salugen has a patent-protected, clinically proven nutritional formulation to reduce stress and cravings, as well as patent-protected gene tests to help identify these persons and customize their treatment. Simply, Salugen's goal is to reduce or eliminate the illness, costs, and deaths associated with these preventable disorders. For additional information about the company, please visit

Investor Relations Information Contact: Sherbrooke Equity AG, Louis Philippe Antunes, +41-793-030125, lpantunes @,

Company Information Contact: Salugen AG, 877-258-4360, info @,

Forward Looking Statements
Certain statements in this press release are forward-looking. These forward-looking statements include references to the use of our laboratory tests and nutritional products. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties and other factors, which may cause actual results to differ materially from the anticipated results or other expectations expressed in such forward-looking statements. These risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to: the risk that physicians may not use the testing or products correctly; risks and uncertainties relating to the performance of our products; the growth in revenues; the size, timing and success or failure of any clinical trials; whether larger confirmatory clinical studies will confirm the results of initial studies; our ability to establish reliable, high-volume operations at commercially reasonable costs; expected reliance on physicians selling our products for a majority of our revenues; the annual renewal of certain customer agreements; actual market acceptance of our products and adoption of our technological approach and products; our estimate of the size of our markets; our estimates of the levels of demand for our products; the impact of competition; whether payers will authorize reimbursement for our products and services and the amount of such reimbursement that may be allowed; whether the FDA or any other agency will decide to further regulate our products or services; whether actions by the FDA, FTC or any other state regulatory body will restrict our ability to commercialize our products; whether we will encounter problems or delays in automating our processes; the ultimate validity and enforceability of our patent applications and patents; the possible infringement of the intellectual property of others; whether licenses to third party technology will be available; whether we are able to build brand loyalty and expand revenues; and whether we will be able to raise sufficient capital in the future, if required. We do not undertake, and specifically disclaim any obligation, to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date of such statements.


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