Embria Health Sciences Hires VP of Scientific Affairs

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, May 22, 2006 --- Embria(tm) Health Sciences, a raw material manufacturer of science-backed natural ingredients for the human nutrition market, appointed Larry E. Robinson, Ph.D., to the position of vice president of scientific affairs. Dr. Robinson is primarily responsible for the ongoing research of existing products, research and development of potential new products and the technical education of customers and company sales force.

"Dr. Robinson's extensive experience within the nutraceutical industry, both on the supply and manufacturing sides, further strengthens the scope of industry experience held by Embria executives," said Paul Faganel, president, Embria Health Sciences. "We are pleased that Dr. Robinson's vast technical knowledge aligns with the company's focus on science-backed product development."

Dr. Robinson holds more than 23 years of scientific work experience in the nutrition, flavoring and nutraceutical industries. Most recently, Dr. Robinson was vice president of scientific affairs for Zila Nutraceuticals, Prescott, Ariz. where he oversaw all technical activities and developed the company's first Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Robinson earned his Bachelor of Arts in biology and Master of Science in microbiology from the University of Virginia and Alabama's Auburn University, respectively. He received his Ph.D. in microbiology from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

Embria Health Sciences, www.embriahealth.com, combines science and nature to bring high-quality, research-based natural ingredients to the global human nutrition market. Embria's key products are manufactured using a proprietary technology, which produces vital metabolites that deliver nutritional benefits and support increased bioavailability. Embria holds Nutrition Business Journal's 2005 product merit award for its selenium ingredient, eXselen(tm) and recently launched a new immune health ingredient, EpiCor(tm).

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