Convera(R) Signs Agreement with Engel Publishing Partners to

Develop Vertical Search Capability  Pharmaceutical industry publisher provides business, marketing and clinical  research information to worldwide pharma community  VIENNA, Va., May 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Convera Corporation (Nasdaq: CNVR), http://www.convera.com, a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers, today announced a contract with Engel Publishing Partners. Convera will develop and host a vertical search solution for the pharmaceutical industry publisher. Engel Publishing Partners, a subsidiary of Euromoney Institutional Investor, Plc., publishes well-established business magazines such as Med Ad News and R&D Directions, organizes leading industry events and hosts a popular Web site for pharmaceutical industry professionals, PharmaLive.com.  "Convera is excited to help Engel Publishing Partners serve its online community through the value of vertical search," said Patrick Condo, Convera's chief executive officer. "The agreement draws out the strength of both companies. Convera eliminates the costs and delays publishers face to develop vertical search capabilities in house. And Engel Publishing Partners is now able to apply its editorial resources to help pharmaceutical industry professionals find relevant information on the Web and develop new revenue streams through a customized search engine."  Convera's vertical search solution is a hosted service that requires no upfront capital investment and can be deployed rapidly. Convera currently manages the vertical search capabilities for major publishers in the United States, Europe and Asia.  About Convera(R)  Convera is a leading provider of vertical search services for publishers. Based on a semantic index of the Web, Convera enables publishers to generate additional revenue by creating customized search applications for specialist audiences under their own brand. Many of the world's largest publishers rely on Convera vertical search services to accelerate their e-publishing strategies, meet growing monetization goals and build loyal online professional communities. Convera is headquartered in Vienna, Va. with major offices in Carlsbad, Ca. and Bracknell, UK. Convera is listed on NASDAQ under the ticker symbol CNVR.  This release, including any statements from Convera personnel, contains statements about Convera's future expectations, performance, plans, and prospects, as well as assumptions about future events. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including without limitation, business and economic conditions and trends; the ability to continue funding operating losses; fluctuations in operating results including impacts from reduced corporate IT spending and lengthier sales cycles; continued success in technological advances and development including the TrueKnowledge Platform (TM); possible disruption in commercial activities caused by terrorist activity and armed conflict, such as changes in logistics and security arrangements; reduced customer demand relative to expectations; competitive factors; and other risk factors listed from time to time in the company's reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission. Actual results may differ materially from our expectations as the result of these and other important factors relating to Convera's business and product development efforts, which are further described in Convera's filings with the SEC. These filings can be obtained from the SEC's website located at http://www.sec.gov. Any forward-looking statements are based on information available to Convera on the date of this release, and Convera assumes no obligation to update such statements. "The Convera design logo and the following are trademarks of Convera in the United States and other countries: Convera(R), the Convera design logo, Screening Room(R), RetrievalWare(R), Excalibur(TM), Govmine(TM), baseRelevance(TM), TrueKnowledge Platform(TM), TrueB2B(TM), TrueKnowledge for Enterprise(TM), TrueKnowledge for Discovery(TM), TrueKnowledge for Web(TM), and Knewworld(TM)."   SOURCE  Convera Corporation  CONTACT: John Severance of Sheffield Marketing Partners, +1-630-281-4097  jseverance@sheffieldcompany.com, for Convera Corporation -0- May/15/2007 13:00 GMT