Aker BioMarine awarded public grant for research on Superba(TM) Krill

Aker BioMarine has been awarded a three-year NOK 8 million research grant from the Research Council of Norway's Food Programme. The biotechnology company will use the funds to continue its ambitious documentation program on Superba(TM) Krill products. Aker BioMarine was one of five receivers out of an application pool of 37 companies.

- The research grant allows us to further intensify our ambitious pre-clinical and clinical research on Superba(TM) Krill, says Dr. Hogne Vik, Aker BioMarine's EVP of Documentation. We have been extremely pleased with the results we have seen in our research so far, and this grant contributes to even better documentation for Superba(TM) Krill - one of very few dietary supplements that is supported by product-specific scientific documentation.

The Research Council of Norway serves as an advisory body on research policy issues, identifies research needs and recommends national priorities in Norway. Aker BioMarine received funds from the User-driven Innovation Projects (BIP), which is targeted at companies with excellent and ambitious research programs. Among the program's assessment criteria are quality, innovation and scientific depth.

- I am pleased and proud that the Research Council of Norway has granted us a substantial amount of research funding, says Hallvard Muri, Aker BioMarine's President and CEO. It is a major recognition of Aker BioMarine as a company, Superba(TM) Krill as a product, and our excellent team of scientists and researchers. Ultimately, it enables Aker BioMarine and our customers to provide more and better information about the benefits of Superba(TM) Krill to health-conscious consumers.

For more information from Aker BioMarine, please contact:
Hallvard Muri, President & CEO, tel. +47 24 13 00 00
Dr. Hogne Vik, EVP of Documentation, tel. +47 24 13 00 00

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