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Isis Pharmaceuticals Licenses Antisense Drug to iCo Therapeutics for the Treatment of Eye Diseases

August 25, 2005

Isis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: ISIS) and iCo Therapeutics Inc. announced today that Isis has granted an exclusive worldwide license to iCo for the development and commercialization of ISIS 13650, a second-generation antisense drug.

About iCo Therapeutics, Inc.

iCo Therapeutics Inc. is an emerging, Vancouver-based biotechnology company focused on developing pre-existing drugs for a range of new conditions affecting isolated biological environments – areas such as the eye, spinal cord, or joints – where locally-administered application of these therapies would have minimal systemic distribution and fewer safety issues.

For more information, visit the company website at:

Business Development Contact:
Dr. John Clement, CTO

Finance/Investor Contact:
Mr. John Meekison, CFO