Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc.'s NKO(TM) Product Launched in Asian Market

MONTREAL, Dec 6, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Neptune is pleased to announce that Neptune Krill Oil (NKO(TM)) is now being launched in the Asian market through one of its distributors. In fact, NKO(TM) has been introduced in the last 3 months to Japan, Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Hong-Kong. "Asia is a promising market, people's response to the product is highly positive and NKO(TM) seems to be among the next promising products" says Gang He, M.D., M.Sc., MBA, Director International Sales & Marketing at Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. who is presently attending the Natural product Expo Asia Trade Show in Hong-Kong.

After 2 years of continuous effort in North America, Neptune's NKO(TM) is now being qualified as one of the best upcoming product by, among others, the Whole Foods Magazine (November 2004), "we are now being rewarded and highly recognized" says Tina Sampalis, M.D., Ph. D. Vice-President, Research/Business & Development at Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc., adding that the Asian market is a naturally favourable toward marine products which are the main part of their every day diet.

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. develops and exploits marine biomasses with its extraction processes utilizing marine biomasses such as krill and other underexploited marine resources such as red crab and calanus. The company is industrializing its extraction process "Neptune OceanExtract" in order to offer its products to nutraceutical, cosmetic, cosmeceutical and biopharmaceutical markets.

Due to its technologies, Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. is strategically well positioned in the huge and emerging markets based on the health and wellness concepts, markets in which natural biomass extraction will play an important role in developing nutrigenomics, the next wave in nutritional research.

Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. is listed on the following 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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