IntelGenx Appoints Mark Nawacki as Special Advisor

January 28, 2016

SAINT-LAURENT, CANADA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/28/16 -- IntelGenx Corp., (TSX VENTURE:IGX)(OTCQX:IGXT), today announced that it has further strengthened its organization with the engagement of Mr. Mark Nawacki as a Special Advisor to the Executive team.

Mr. Nawacki is currently the President and CEO of Searchlight Pharma Inc., a Canadian-based specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the acquisition and commercialization of innovative and unique healthcare and pharmaceutical products. Prior to joining Searchlight Pharma, Mr. Nawacki spent over 11 years building out the commercial and geographic footprint of Paladin Labs, having served until September 2014 as Executive Vice President, Business and Corporate Development. Over the course of his 11 year tenure at Paladin, Mr. Nawacki helped shape the therapeutic focus of Paladin's Canadian business via licensing and acquisitions, and built Paladin's international expansion and emerging markets strategy. From his arrival at Paladin in 2003, consolidated revenues grew from $20 million to almost $270 million annually, and the company's value increased from $75 million to over $3 billion when it was acquired by Endo International in 2014.

"We are thrilled that Mr. Nawacki will advise the IntelGenx team," said Dr. Horst G. Zerbe, President and CEO of IntelGenx. "Mark has deep pharmaceutical industry experience, knowledge and a network that will serve IntelGenx well as we focus on maximizing the value of IntelGenx's proprietary oral drug delivery technologies through collaborations."

About IntelGenx:

IntelGenx is a leading drug delivery company focused on the development of innovative products based on its proprietary oral drug delivery technologies.

Established in 2003, the Montreal-based company, listed on the TSX-V and OTC-QX, develops innovative oral drug delivery solutions based on its proprietary platform technologies, VersaFilm™, VersaTab™ and AdVersa™.

IntelGenx has developed a broad and diverse product portfolio addressing unmet market needs and offering lifecycle management opportunities. FORFIVO XL™, launched in 2012, is the first and only FDA approved once-daily bupropion HCI 450mg dose in a single tablet for the treatment of major depressive disorder.

IntelGenx highly skilled team provides comprehensive pharmaceuticals services to pharmaceutical partners, including R&D, clinical monitoring, IP protection, analytical method development and regulatory services. IntelGenx state-of-the art manufacturing facility, established for the VersaFilm™ technology platform, supports lab-scale to pilot and commercial-scale production, offering full service capabilities to our clients. More information is available about the company at:

About Searchlight Pharma:

Searchlight Pharma aspires to become a leading Canadian-based specialty healthcare company through best-in class execution of the search, acquisition, commercialization, and focused development of innovative and unique specialty healthcare products that improve life-long human health and wellness. More information is available about the company at:

Forward Looking Statements:

This document may contain forward-looking information about IntelGenx' operating results and business prospects that involve substantial risks and uncertainties. Statements that are not purely historical are forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended. These statements include, but are not limited to, statements about IntelGenx' plans, objectives, expectations, strategies, intentions or other characterizations of future events or circumstances and are generally identified by the words "may," "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "seeks," "estimates," "could," "would," and similar expressions. All forward looking statements are expressly qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Because these forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, IntelGenx' actual results could differ materially from those expressed or implied by these forward looking statements. Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to, those discussed under the heading "Risk Factors" in IntelGenx' annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2014, filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission and available at, and also filed with Canadian securities regulatory authorities and IntelGenx assumes no obligation to update any such forward-looking statements.

Each of the TSX Venture Exchange and OTCQX has neither approved nor disapproved the contents of this press release.

IntelGenx Technologies Corp.
Edward Miller
Director, IR and Corporate Communications
IntelGenx Corp.
T: +1 514-331-7440 (ext. 217)

Source: IntelGenx Technologies Corp.