Neptune Premium Krill Oil, NKO enters mass market with Jamieson Laboratories

Neptune Premium Krill Oil, NKO enters mass market with Jamieson Laboratories

Neptune Technologies and Bioressources Inc. announces that Jamieson Laboratories will distribute NKO® in the Canadian Food, Drug and Mass Market (FDM) retail channel coast to coast.

Jamieson, Canada's largest manufacturer and distributor of dietary supplements celebrates this year its 90th anniversary, confirming market leadership earned by consistently providing innovative products of the highest quality, purity and safety. Jamieson offers more than 250 different products in over 7,000 stores Nationwide.

''We are thrilled to introduce Jamieson Omega-3 Super Krill to the market. In accordance with the Jamieson brand, our Krill product contains 100% Neptune Krill Oil (NKO®), the only clinically proven krill oil with recognised Health Canada claims and specific health benefits. We are extremely confident that this new Jamieson product will benefit Canadian consumers who need to improve their cholesterol profile or alleviate a joint pain condition'' stated Jillan Mariani, Director of Brand Marketing for Jamieson. "We have been watching krill as an ingredient for several years, and are bringing it to market at the right time and with the right partner" she added.

''This is a major achievement for Neptune; Jamieson is the number one distributor in Canada with an overwhelming presence in the Canadian mass-market. This new partnership represents a significant milestone in Neptune global growth strategy" said Michel Chartrand, Neptune's COO.

''After reviewing various options offered to us from competitive brands it was clear that Neptune Krill Oil was a superior product, surpassing others in all our judging criteria, making it easier to add NKO® to the Jamieson product portfolio'' concluded Frank Lucchetta, Jamieson's Senior Vice-President.

About Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc 

Neptune is an industry-recognized leader in the innovation, production and formulation of science-based and clinically proven novel phospholipid products for the nutraceutical and pharmaceutical markets. The Company focuses on growing consumer health markets including cardiovascular, inflammatory and neurological diseases driven by consumers taking a more proactive approach to managing health and preventing disease. The Company sponsors clinical trials aimed to demonstrate its product health benefits and to obtain regulatory approval for label health claims. Neptune is continuously expanding its intellectual property portfolio as well as clinical studies and regulatory approvals. Neptune's products are marketed and distributed in over 30 countries worldwide.

About Acasti Pharma Inc.

Acasti Pharma (TSXV: APO) is developing a product portfolio of proprietary novel long-chain omega-3 phospholipids. Phospholipids are the major component of cell membranes and are essential for all vital cell processes. They are one of the principal constituents of High Density Lipoprotein (good cholesterol) and, as such, play an important role in modulating cholesterol efflux. Acasti Pharma's proprietary novel phospholipids carry and functionalize the polyunsaturated omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, which have been shown to have substantial health benefits and which are stabilized by astaxanthin, a potent antioxidant. Acasti Pharma is focusing initially on treatments for chronic cardiovascular and cardiometabolic conditions within the over-the-counter, medical food and prescription drug markets.

About NeuroBioPharm Inc.

NeuroBioPharm is pursuing pharmaceutical neurological applications, and a clinical study for a medical food product with a multinational partner is already initiated. The development of a prescription drug candidate is currently in progress. Advanced clinical development and commercialization is planned to be carried out with multinational partners.

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