Sabinsa Corporation Awarded 2005 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award

Company Recognized for Innovation Behind Cosmoperine® Ingredient

Piscataway, NJ, July 26, 2005 - Sabinsa Corporation, a manufacturer and supplier of herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals, was awarded the Research & Development Council of New Jersey's 2005 Thomas Alva Edison Patent Award in the Consumer/Small Company category for its U.S. Patent #6,849,645, method of increased bioavailability of nutrients and pharmaceutical preparations with tetrahydropiperine and its analogues and derivatives. The Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards, which recognize the most revolutionary product innovations and important scientific breakthroughs originating in New Jersey, will be presented at the Council's annual fall dinner on November 3, 2005, at the North Maple Inn, Basking Ridge, NJ. Sabinsa Corporation also received this award in 2004 for its U.S. Patent #5,804,596, method of preparing a forskolin composition for use in promoting lean body mass and treating mood disorders.

"We strive to provide the most innovative, functional ingredients that are supported by extensive scientific research, and this award is a wonderful recognition of our efforts in this arena," stated Dr. Muhammed Majeed, founder and CEO, Sabinsa Corporation.

Companies throughout New Jersey are invited to submit patents for consideration for the Thomas Alva Edison Patent Awards. Each patent is reviewed thoroughly by the Council, which is comprised of senior representatives from industry, academia and government. Winners are then selected based on their exceptional merit.

Sabinsa Corporation, founded in 1988, is a manufacturer and supplier of high quality herbal extracts, cosmeceuticals, minerals and specialty fine chemicals. Over the past nine years, Sabinsa has brought to market more than thirty standardized botanical extracts, including Cosmoperine.

Tetrahydropiperine, the active compound in Cosmoperine, is a derivative of piperine, an alkaloid naturally found in black pepper and long pepper. This patent encompasses the novel applications of Tetrahydropiperine in enhancing the bioavailability of nutrients, drugs and other active compounds. When products are formulated with Cosmoperine, poorly absorbed ingredients more easily permeate through the skin and gastrointestinal tract. For more information visit www.sabinsacosmetics.com.

The Research and Development Council of New Jersey is a non-profit organization dedicated to cultivating an environment that supports the advancement of research and development throughout New Jersey. The Council is comprised of senior representatives from industry, academia and government. In fact, many R&D Council members represent today's Fortune 100 companies. For more information visit www.rdnj.org .

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