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AnorMED to Present at the Fifth Annual Needham Biotechnology Conference


June 09, 2006

Vancouver, British Columbia – AnorMED Inc. (AMEX:AOM; TSX:AOM) today announced that the Company will participate at the Needham Biotechnology Conference in New York City. Bill Adams, CFO, will present at the conference being held at the New York Palace Hotel on Thursday, June 15 at 3:30pm EDT. A live webcast of the presentation will be available on AnorMED’s website at

About AnorMED Inc.
AnorMED is a chemistry-based biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery, development and commercialization of new therapeutic products in the areas of hematology, oncology and HIV, based on the Company’s research into chemokine receptors.

The Company’s product pipeline includes MOZOBIL, currently in Phase III studies in cancer patients undergoing stem cell transplants; AMD070, currently in Phase I/II studies in HIV patients; and several novel classes of compounds in pre-clinical development that target specific chemokine receptors known to be involved in a variety of diseases. Additional information on AnorMED Inc. is available on the Company’s website

Note: Certain of the statements contained in this press release may contain forward-looking statements and forward-looking information within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 or applicable Canadian securities laws. Statements or information regarding our strategy, future operations, future financial position, timing and completion of clinical trials, prospects and plans and objectives of management are forward-looking statements. The words “anticipates, “believes”, “budgets”, “could”, “estimates”, “expects,” “forecasts”, “intends”, “may”, “plans”, ”projects”, “schedule”, “should”, “will”, “would” and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements or information, although not all forward-looking statements or information contain these identifying words. Plans, intentions or expectations disclosed in any forward-looking statements or information should not be read as guarantees of future results or events, and will not necessarily be accurate indications of whether or the times at or by which such results or events will be achieved. Forward-looking statements or information involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which may cause the actual results, performance or achievements of the Company, or industry results, to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or information including: we may not be able to develop and obtain regulatory approval for MOZOBIL in stem cell transplant indications and any future product candidates in our targeted indications; we may not be able to establish marketing and sales capabilities and the costs of launching MOZOBIL stem cell transplant indications and any future products in our targeted indications may be greater than anticipated; we rely on third parties for the continued supply and manufacture of MOZOBIL, we may face unknown risks related to intellectual property matters; we may face competition from other pharmaceutical or biotechnology companies. Investors are referred to the discussion of such risks, uncertainties and other factors in AnorMED’s Final Short Form Prospectus dated December 1, 2005 filed on SEDAR with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and in Exhibit 99.1 to AnorMED’s Report on Form 6-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on December 23, 2005. Forward-looking statements or information are based on the beliefs, opinions and expectations of the Company’s management at the time they are made, and the Company does not assume any obligation to update its forward-looking statement or information if those beliefs, opinions or expectations change, or there is new information or other circumstances should change other than as required by applicable law.

Investor Contact
Kim Nelson, Ph.D.
Investor Relations Manager
T: 604.532.4654

Media Contact
Carla Fondrick
Communications Associate
T: 604.532.4676

Carol Shafer
Coordinator, Corporate Development & Communications
T: 604.530.1057


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