Metagenics and BioMeridian Form Partnership

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif. and SALT LAKE CITY, Sep 13, 2006 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Today, Metagenics Inc. and BioMeridian Corp. jointly announced the formation of a partnership to provide health practitioners with a newly developed software tool named "BioRep(TM)." When used in conjunction with BioMeridian's unique Bioelectrical Impedance Measurement (BIM) equipment, BioRep(TM) assists practitioners to assess their patients' health and recommend an optimal supplementation protocol, all in less than 20 minutes.

BioMeridian's BIM equipment, including its proprietary Epic Stylus, takes non-invasive, real-time, objective bioelectrical measurements at points on the skin that licensed health professionals associate with acupoints. Well-controlled reproducibility clinical trials have shown BioMeridian's BIM equipment to reproduce safe, accurate and repeatable results when tested in healthy human volunteers age 18 and over.

The partners launched a joint marketing program in September 2006. Metagenics will introduce the BioMeridian equipment and BioRep software at its numerous seminars, workshops and national events.

In a joint statement by Jeff Katke, Metagenics chairman/CEO and Jake Carter, BioMeridian's president/CEO, "This partnership will provide health practitioners with a unique tool to assist them in quickly and accurately identifying the appropriate supplementation options for their patients. We are excited about the benefits this partnership brings to our practitioner partners."

The new software and BioMeridian's equipment can be seen at more than 100 educational events during the remainder of 2006.
About Metagenics Inc.

Metagenics Inc. is a leading developer and manufacturer of science-based nutraceuticals and medical foods sold to healthcare practitioners worldwide. The company is headquartered in San Clemente, Calif., with manufacturing and multiple research facilities located in Gig Harbor, Wash. -- including its MetaProteomics(R) Nutrigenomics Research Center and its Functional Medicine Research Center(SM) for human clinical research. Metagenics holds multiple proprietary formula patents and produces more than 400 research-based products to optimize health. The company demonstrates its commitment to purity and quality through its certifications for Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) from the NNFA, NSF International and TGA. For more information about Metagenics, please visit the company's Web site at

About BioMeridian International
BioMeridian, a privately held company founded in 1997, is the leading U.S. manufacturer of Bioelectric Impedance Measurement equipment (FDA 510K Class II and CE Marked), with more than 3,000 BIM devices sold to licensed practitioners and clinics worldwide. BioMeridian's products are sold largely through partnership arrangement such as the newly announced alliance with Metagenics. For more information about BioMeridian, please visit the company's Web site at

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