Cyanotech Lauded by State of Hawaii for 25 Years of Leadership

Cyanotech Corporation (Nasdaq Capital Market: CYAN), a world leader in microalgae-based, high-value nutrition and health products, has been commended by the state of Hawaii for its long leadership as a microalgae producer in Kona, Hawaii.

Signed by Governor Linda Lingle and Lieutenant Governor James R. "Duke" Aiona, Jr., the citation reads in part:

"On behalf of the people of Hawai'i, we send our personal greetings of aloha and offer our congratulations on Cyanotech Corporation's 25th anniversary... Cyanotech Corporation has been a world leader in producing nutrients and health products from microalgae.
"We offer a warm mahalo for your commitment to improving the quality of life for the people of our state and our global community."

"We are honored to accept this recognition of Cyanotech's importance to the Hawaiian economy and community," said Andrew H. Jacobson, President and CEO. "We benefit significantly by having our facility in the Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii at Kona, which was chosen scientifically as the prime location in the world for reliably and successfully growing microalgae products. This helps Cyanotech's products to be among the finest in the world for quality and purity."

Cyanotech was founded in 1983 by Dr. Gerald Cysewski, the company's Chief Scientific Officer, who optimized the commercialization of microalgae. The company's production system in Kona, Hawaii began operating in April 1985 and has been in continuous operation since that time.

About Cyanotech -- Cyanotech Corporation, a world leader in microalgae technology, produces BioAstin(R) Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica(R)--all natural, functional nutrients that leverage our experience and reputation for quality, building nutritional brands which promote health and well-being. Cyanotech's Spirulina products offer complete nutrition, and augment energy and immune response. They are FDA reviewed and accepted as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use in food products. BioAstin's superior antioxidant activity and ability to support and maintain a natural anti-inflammatory response enhance skin, muscle and joint health. All Cyanotech products are produced from microalgae grown at its 90-acre facility in Kona, Hawaii using patented and proprietary technology. Cyanotech distributes to nutritional supplement, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical manufacturers and marketers in more than 40 countries worldwide. Cyanotech was the first microalgae company in the world to obtain quality management standards ISO 9001:2000 certification and is GMP-certified by the Natural Products Association(TM). Visit for more information.

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