Lacey, WA – March 10, 2005 – Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a leading research and development facility and supplier of proprietary, biologically active plant-derived ingredients to the natural products and pharmaceutical industries, has announced that it is has been selected as one of three finalists of the NutrAward 2005, presented annually by New Hope Natural Media. New Hope, sponsor of the Nutracon and Natural Products ExpoWest conferences being held March 16 - 20 in Anaheim, CA, will announce the winner at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 19, at Booth #450 in SupplyExpo Hall A. Voting will close at noon that day.
According to Karen Raterman, Vice President of Content Development for New Hope Natural Media, this is the sixth consecutive year that it is presenting the NutrAward, celebrating innovative evidence-based nutritional ingredients and the best ingredient from the preceding year. “Unigen Pharmaceuticals is one of three finalists in this year’s competition, selected for its patented Univestin® bioactive natural ingredient addressing joint health and mobility,” said Raterman. “Univestin® was chosen for award consideration among its competition for scientific merit, efficacy, safety, innovation, market potential and ability to increase market credibility.”
“We are extremely honored that Univestin® was selected as a finalist for this prestigious award,” said Regan Miles, Executive Vice President of Unigen Pharmaceuticals. “Unigen has always taken pride in producing scientifically-backed, novel natural health care products. During this critical time in history when consumers are looking for natural and safe joint care alternatives, the timing of this award nomination couldn’t be better. We truly consider Univestin® to be a winner that will find its place among past award recipients.”
As a NutrAward nominee, Unigen’s Univestin® product will be featured during the poster session display taking place during Nutracon and Supply Expo. The NutrAward winner will receive an engraved award and coverage in Functional Foods and Nutraceuticals Magazine, along with an opportunity to participate in the Nutracon 2006 program.
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About Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (www.unigenpharma.com) is a leading natural products research and development company and proprietary ingredients supplier. The company is dedicated to the discovery of botanically derived therapeutic compounds that address consumer health needs and help improve the quality of human life. Its research and discovery process includes extensive work at both the human cell and gene level. Unigen and sister company Aloecorp each focus on identifying and studying the unique ingredients of medicinal botanicals (Aloecorp’s focus is on Aloe vera) and then formulating proprietary raw materials for use in cosmeceutical, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products.
Regan Miles, Executive Vice President
Unigen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.