Soft Gel Technologies, Inc. and OptiPure Brand Chemco Industries Inc. Continues Education Initiative at SupplySide East Trade Show

LOS ANGELES, CA, April 27, 2006 – Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® (SGTI®) and OptiPure Brand Chemco Industries Inc.® (OptiPure®) announce their sponsorship of two education opportunities at the upcoming SupplySide East trade show to be held at the Meadowlands Expo Center in Secaucus, New Jersey on May 1st–3rd. Attendees interested in learning about market-relevant science and compelling data on dietary supplements should not miss these two VendorWorks presentations hosted by SGTI® and OptiPure®. These programs are part of both companies’ efforts to promote education within the industry.

The first VendorWorks presentation will be held on Tuesday, May 2nd at 10 a.m. SGTI® and OptiPure® will welcome John Rumberger, Ph.D., M.D., F.A.C.C. for his seminar entitled, “Metabolic Syndrome and Dietary Supplements–the Perspective of a Preventive Cardiologist.” Dr. Rumberger, a leading cardiologist and author of the recent book, The Way Diet, will highlight the therapeutic importance of a few targeted nutritional ingredients in the treatment and prevention of cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Two new formulas available from SGTI® that promise to offer beneficial market opportunities in the heart health category will be introduced during this presentation.

The second VendorWorks presentation will occur on Tuesday, May 2nd at 4 p.m. SGTI® and KGK Synergize will discuss the correlation between research and revenue in a talk called, “Science and Natural Products: A Model for Market Success.” This discussion will emphasize how research is shaping the nutritional marketplace and highlight existing case studies that demonstrate how pre-clinical and clinical trials impact product success. Kristen Reynolds, Manager of Marketing and Sales for KGK Synergize, and Kenn Israel, Director of Marketing for SGTI®, will co-present this topic regarding a key force that drives product sales in our industry.

SGTI® President, Ron Udell, remarked, “We are committed to providing educational opportunities for the marketers of dietary supplements. Part of the success of SGTI® is based on the foundation of offering unique and effective formulations to the market. Education is a key component in creating understanding and gaining acceptance for new products. It is also an important way we can establish a reputation for leadership in an industry in which we are proud to participate.”

About Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.®

Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® is a leading contract manufacturer providing specialty soft gelatin encapsulation to the nutraceutical industry. SGTI®’s leading product is a patented highly bioavailable CoQ10 soft gel marketed as CoQsol®. Other key products include GlucoFit™, a banaba leaf extract for blood glucose management, and Injuv®, a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid for cosmeceutical and joint health applications. Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® is a privately held company based in Los Angeles, CA.

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About OptiPure®

OptiPure® is a leading distributor of unique branded nutraceutical ingredients in addition to being a leading distributor of Japanese CoQ10. OptiPure® is a privately held company based in Los Angeles, CA.

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