Lonza, Multipower Sign Supply Deal for Carnipure

Multipower and Lonza have announced that they have signed a multi-year, exclusive supply agreement for Carnipure™, Lonza’s pure, crystalline LCarnitine. With the signing of this contract Multipower emphasizes the importance it attaches to sourcing ingredients of highest quality and with excellent safety profiles.

“We have been buying Carnipure™ for many years and we display the Carnipure™ quality seal on all our products containing L-Carnitine. The quality seal signals to consumers that we only use ingredients of highest quality, “says Michael Karstens, Nutritionist at Atlantic Multipower Germany.

L-Carnitine plays an important role in fat and energy metabolism. It is produced in the body and can be found in some foods. It transports long-chain fatty acids into the cells’ mitochondria, where they are transformed into energy. Extensive scientific research has shown that supplementary Carnipure™ can play a beneficial role in various areas of health.

Lonza is one of the world’s leading producers of L-Carnitine. Under the Carnipure™ brand, Lonza offers Carnipure™ crystalline, which is pure L-Carnitine, as well as Carnipure™ tartrate, a non-hygroscopic form made of L-Carnitine and tartaric acid.

About Multipower

MULTIPOWER® provides supplementary nutrition for athletes orientated to their personal training goals. MULTIPOWER® is the pioneer of sports nutrition in Europe. Since its introduction in 1977, the brand has been a byword for quality, performance capability and innovations, due in no small part to the company’s own research and development department, its own production and warehouse facilities and its own sales operations. Internal quality assurance measures ensure compliance with the International Food Standard (IFS) on a higher level.

MULTIPOWER® offers fitness fans sport-related nourishment that is orientated to athletes’ specific nutrition needs and training targets. This is also reflected by the three focal points of the product range:

• “Body” products for light weight training and bodyshaping with high-quality proteins, LCarnitine and low-calorie beverages

• “Active” products for endurance sport with carbohydrates, high-quality proteins, minerals, vitamins and hypotonic beverages

• “Muscle” products for strength and muscle-building with high-quality proteins, vitamins, minerals and carbohydrates

A concept that not only convinces hobby athletes: MULTIPOWER® has been the official partner of the Rhine-Ruhr Olympic training center since February 2006. Selected products bear the Olympia training center emblem.

Lonza Group Ltd

Muenchensteinerstrasse 38

CH-4002 Basel, Switzerland


About Lonza

Lonza is one of the world's leading suppliers to the pharmaceutical, healthcare and life science industries. Its products and services span its customers’ needs from research to final product manufacture. Lonza is the global leader in the production and support of active pharmaceutical ingredients both chemically as well as biotechnologically.

Biopharmaceuticals are one of the key growth drivers of the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Lonza has strong capabilities in large and small molecules, peptides, amino acids and niche bioproducts which play an important role in the development of novel medicines and healthcare products. Lonza is a leader in cell-based research, endotoxin detection and cell therapy manufacturing. Lonza is also a leading provider of value chemical and biotech ingredients to the nutrition, hygiene, preservation, agro and personal

care markets.

Lonza is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland and is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange. In 2009, Lonza had sales of CHF 2.690 billion. Further information can be found at www.lonza.com.

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