Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. Partners with Jamieson Laboratories

MONTREAL, Jan 31, 2005 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. announces that Jamieson Laboratories, Canada's largest manufacturer and distributor of advanced natural health-care products, launches two new products with Neptune Krill Oil, NKO(TM).

The primary product, to be launched in the United States, is an anti aging complex, sold under the Promedis division, the first ever to have the proprietary NKO(TM) formulation in such a complex. "We will aggressively invest to get our product with NKO(TM) recognized by anti aging dermatology practitioners for its multiple benefits for human health and well-being. Everyone will benefit, Neptune, Jamieson, Physicians and especially the consumer", says Frank Lucchetta, Senior Vice President at Jamieson Laboratories. The second NKO(TM) product, Omega-3 Complex, now launched in Canada, is one of the new formulations, distributed exclusively by the Quest brand division available in premium natural product health food stores.

"The Jamieson Laboratories deal is an important one; Neptune will benefit from Jamieson's extensive knowledge, credibility and sales force, in the market. The Jamieson team has done an incredible marketing plan for the launch of their two new products with NKO(TM)", said Bernard Giguere, Vice President, Sales and Marketing, at Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. "Jamieson is a world leader in the vitamin and nutrition industry, exporting to over 30 countries including the USA, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and many Middle Eastern nations; more to come for Neptune", added Mr. Giguere.

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. develops and exploits marine biomasses with its patented extraction process (Neptune OceanExtractTM) utilizing marine biomasses, such as krill, and due to its technologies, Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc., is strategically well positioned in the $182 billion global nutrition market (Nutrition Business Journal, Oct/Nov 2004) based on the health and wellness concepts, markets in which natural biomass extraction is now playing an important role in developing nutrigenomics, the next wave in nutritional research.

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. is listed on the following Stock Exchange Market TSX-V Venture Exchange under the ticker symbol NTB.V, Berlin Exchange under the ticker symbol NTB.BE and the U.S Pink Sheets Exchange under the ticker symbol NPTZF.PK.

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