Appointment of Sir Thomas Harris as Non-Executive Director

Appointment of Sir Thomas Harris as Non-Executive Director

Appointment of Sir Thomas Harris as Non-Executive Director

01 November 2005

BIOCOMPATIBLES INTERNATIONAL PLC

Appointment of Sir Thomas Harris

The Board of Directors of Biocompatibles International plc, a medical device company focused on drug device Combination Products for use in cardiology and oncology, is pleased to announce that Sir Thomas Harris, KBE, CMG will be joining the Board of the Company as a non-executive director with effect from today, 1st November 2005.

Sir Thomas currently holds the position of Vice Chairman of Standard Chartered Capital Markets Ltd.  Until 2004, he was Director General of Trade & Investment USA responsible for US-British business and technology promotion throughout the United States and for overseeing British representation in the North East of the US.  Sir Thomas served as British Ambassador to Korea in Seoul from 1994 ? 1997 having previously served as Deputy High Commissioner in Lagos, Nigeria and Commercial Counsellor in the British Embassy in Washington DC. 

Sir Thomas is the author of a number of publications and was knighted in 2002 for services to victims of the 11 September attack. 

Sir Richard Needham, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Biocompatibles, commented, "I am delighted and privileged that Sir Thomas has agreed to join the Board.   His commercial expertise and diplomatic experience will assist the Company in its global development."

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Note to Editors:

Sir Thomas Harris has not held any directorships in other publicly quoted companies at any time in the previous five years.   In addition, there is no information regarding Sir Thomas Harris that is required to be disclosed by LR 9.6.13R.

Enquiries:

Biocompatibles                                                                      +44 (0)1252 732732
Crispin Simon, Chief Executive           
Ian Ardill, Finance Director and Company Secretary

Good Relations                                                                     +44 (0)20 7861 3132
Phil Brady
Suzi Nealson
Kathryn Ager                                                              

Biocompatibles International plc is a medical technology company focused on drug device Combination Products for use in cardiology and oncology.  The Company's proprietary biomedical polymer systems provide medical devices with enhanced biocompatibility and offer a platform for drug delivery.

Further information is available at www.biocompatibles.com

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