Solgar Vitamin and Herb Enters Into Exclusive Trademark Licensing Agreement with Optigenex Inc. to Brand, Market and Distribute AC-11(R)

NEW YORK, July 20, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- Optigenex Inc. (OPGX) announced today the signing of an Exclusive Trademark Licensing Agreement with Solgar Vitamin and Herb to market and sell AC-11(R) exclusively through the Health Food and Specialty Food Sales Channel in the territories of North America, Great Britain, South Africa, New Zealand and other E.U. Territories. Under the terms of the agreement, Solgar plans to brand AC-11(R) utilizing Optigenex's registered trademark to present a new category of dietary supplement under its prestigious Gold Label line at the Natural Products Association Market Place Trade Show in Las Vegas on July 20, 2007. With the signing of this agreement, Solgar will be the first major company to actively market an AC-11(R) branded nutraceutical product. Among the unique qualities of AC-11(R) is the clinical and scientific validated properties of this proprietary extract. In third party studies, AC-11 has been shown to help the body's natural ability to repair damage to DNA due to multiple causes including: harmful effects of UV radiation from over exposure to the sun, stress, environmental pollution and other toxins.

Rand Skolnick, President and CEO of Solgar Vitamin and Herb, commented, "We are excited to be working with Optigenex to provide a new platform technology of natural DNA repair dietary supplements to our customers. The future of healthy aging and wellness will be directly related to our own ability to support and maintain the integrity of our DNA and its expression. Solgar looks forward to becoming the market leader in this area of alternative health care while providing our customers with sound choices and a greater personal role in maintaining their own health."
Daniel Zwiren, President and CEO of Optigenex Inc. said, "Solgar has a 60 year history of commitment to a standard of excellence and innovation that is unsurpassed in our industry. We are delighted to be working with Solgar nationally and internationally in partnership, to educate the consumer about the efficacy of our product while in turn, enhancing consumer awareness and the market profile of AC-11(R)."

About Solgar:
For 60 years, Solgar Vitamin and Herb has been setting the Gold Standard for nutritional supplements, Solgar is committed to advancing wellness by providing its customers with the highest quality vitamin, mineral, herb and specialty products possible. The company boasts an industry-leading team of experts - as well as its own in-house state-of-the-art manufacturing and quality assurance laboratory facilities. Visit Solgar on the web at

About Optigenex, Inc.:
Optigenex, Inc. is a formulator, distributor and provider of proprietary next generation skin care, supplements and bulk ingredient featuring AC-11(R) (Formerly known as C-MED-100(R)) its patented compound. AC-11(R) is the bioactive form of the medicinal herb Uncaria tomentosa. In data derived from over 10 years of clinical and scientific study and development, AC-11(R) has been shown to help the body's natural ability to repair its own DNA.

For more information about Optigenex please visit our website at:
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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