COLUMBIA, Md. and STONEY CREEK, Ontario, Jan 09, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- DHA omega-3 innovator Martek Biosciences and nutritional and functional foods manufacturer Life Science Nutritionals announced that Martek's flagship product, life'sDHA(TM), is featured in Nutri-Kids "Nutrition-2-Go(TM)" drink for kids. Available at select grocery and nutrition retailers in the U.S. and Canada, Nutrition-2-Go(TM) is the first ready-to-drink milk product fortified with Martek's life'sDHA(TM). The Nutrition-2-Go(TM) packaging will include the life'sDHA(TM) logo.
Featuring DHA omega-3, fiber, Vitamin C and 60 percent less sugar than other milk drinks on the market, Nutrition-2-Go(TM) doesn't need refrigeration and has a 12-month shelf life.
"We are pleased to be working with Life Science Nutritionals by providing life'sDHA(TM) for Nutrition-2-Go(TM). This drink is a delicious and healthy way to supplement kids' diets with DHA and other key healthy nutrients," said Steve Dubin, Martek's CEO.
DHA omega-3 is a long chain omega-3 fatty acid that serves as a primary building block for the brain and the eye and supports brain, eye and cardiovascular health throughout life. There is a large and growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that people of all ages, from infants to aging adults, benefit from an adequate supply of DHA omega-3 in the diet. Several recent scientific reviews have noted the importance of DHA omega-3 in proper brain and eye development and function, and there are large clinical studies underway to evaluate its role in decreasing the prevalence of certain neurological disorders. Yet despite its importance, Americans have among the lowest dietary intake of DHA omega-3 in the world.
Martek's life'sDHA(TM) is unique in the market because it is derived from a sustainable and vegetarian source. Made from microalgae under tightly controlled manufacturing conditions, life'sDHA(TM) is free of oceanic contaminants that may be present in certain fish or fish oils. Microalgae are the only vegetarian source of DHA omega-3, the key omega-3 for brain development and function.
Life Science Nutritionals is an innovative, science-based company focused on the development of healthy, value-added nutritional and functional foods for all segments of the population. The company is currently focused on kids' nutritional products and ongoing projects in China and other emerging global markets and features innovative technologies and patentable intellectual properties as the foundation of their brand development in both North American and global markets.
Martek Biosciences Corporation (MATK) is a leader in the innovation and development of DHA omega-3 products that promote health and wellness through every stage of life. The Company produces life'sDHA(TM), a sustainable and vegetarian source of DHA omega-3, for use in foods, beverages, infant formula, and supplements, and ARA (arachidonic acid), an omega-6 fatty acid, for use in infant formula. For more information on Martek Biosciences, visit http://www.martek.com/.
Sections of this release contain forward-looking statements concerning, among other things, expectations regarding Life Science Nutritionals product launches and widespread use of life'sDHA(TM). These statements are based upon numerous assumptions which Martek cannot control and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ. These statements should be understood in light of the risk factors set forth in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the Company's Form 10-Q for the fiscal quarter ended July 31, 2006 and other filed reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-K/A, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K.