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June 13, 2007 | Bangalore, India and Redwood Shores, Calif. - MetricStream, Inc., the market leader in enterprise-wide Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management solutions, today announced that Pharmaxis Ltd (NASDAQ: PXSL, ASX: PXS), has gone live with MetricStream's GRC solution, initially focused on Sarbanes-Oxley (SOx) compliance. Pharmaxis is an Australia-based global pharmaceutical company and is listed on the NASDAQ Stock Market as well as the Australian Securities Exchange.

The MetricStream solution will serve as an enterprise-wide risk and internal controls platform for Pharmaxis, enabling financial compliance with SOx Section 404. The solution will allow Pharmaxis to document their financial processes, risks and controls in a single repository, test the effectiveness of internal controls and use that information to drive appropriate disclosure and remediation processes to implement effective corporate governance programs. The system will also ensure the implementation of the COSO framework for streamlined risk management.

The solution is being delivered as a hosted service to Pharmaxis, eliminating IT overhead costs and minimizing the burden on internal resources associated with SOx compliance. Following MetricStream's rapid implementation methodology, the solution was configured for Pharmaxis in just a few weeks. This included migrating Pharmaxis' process hierarchy and test plans, mapping business processes and information flows and configuring reports and dashboards in the MetricStream system for Pharmaxis' business, analysis and reporting needs.

"As a pharmaceutical company operating in global markets, many of our business processes are affected by regulatory requirements in countries that we operate in," said Pharmaxis Chief Financial Officer David McGarvey. "Therefore, sustainable compliance and risk management is a key area of focus for us. We chose MetricStream for its integrated platform for SOx compliance management. We are looking forward to expanding our use of the platform to cover other regulatory compliance obligations."

"With a multitude of regulations to comply with, companies today are seeking an integrated technology platform for multi-regulatory compliance to bring down the cost of compliance and reduce the risk of non - compliance," said Shankar Bhaskaran, Head of Sales and Marketing, MetricStream Asia Pacific. "Our selection by Pharmaxis demonstrates the value of our GRC and Quality Management solutions for companies in the APAC region looking to adhere to international standards and regulations."

About MetricStream

MetricStream, the independent market leader in enterprise and cloud applications for Governance, Risk, Compliance (GRC) and Quality Management, makes GRC simple. MetricStream apps improve business performance by strengthening risk management, corporate governance, regulatory compliance, vendor governance, and quality management for hundreds of thousands of users in dozens of industries, including Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Energy and Utilities, Food, Retail, CPG, Government, Hi-Tech and Manufacturing. MetricStream is headquartered in Palo Alto, California, with an operations and R&D center in Bangalore, India, and sales and operations support in 12 other cities globally. (www.metricstream.com).

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