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Embria Launches Education Section on

Selenium Lecture Marks Section's First Component

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, May 15, 2006 - Embria(tm) Health Sciences, a raw material manufacturer of science-backed natural ingredients for the human nutrition market, announced today the launch of an education section on its Web site,

This section will eventually feature multiple on-demand lectures, studies and other tools on topics applying to the natural products industry. The first item included on the site is a lecture presented by Margaret P. Rayman, Ph.D. called "The Role of Selenium in Fighting Cancer and Viral Infection."

"We see's education section as a place for our peers to get up-to-date information on topics relevant to our industry," said Paul Faganel, Embria Health Sciences president. "Education is a top priority at Embria and we're thrilled that Dr. Rayman's lecture is the first of what will be many components of this area."

Rayman's selenium presentation includes discussions on cancer prevention studies, viruses, forms of selenium and selenoenzyme mechanisms.

Rayman has published numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals on a variety of topics relating to human nutrition, such as selenium status, cancer and preeclampsia. She holds a degree in chemistry from Queen’s University Belfast and a Ph.D. in inorganic biochemistry from Oxford’s Somerville College. She was awarded postdoctoral fellowships at the London Institute of Cancer Research, Imperial College London and the University of Surrey in Guildford. Currently, Rayman is a high-ranking academic figure at the University of Surrey, where she is a Reader in Nutritional Medicine and Course Director of the Nutritional Medicine Program for the University’s School of Biomedical and Molecular Sciences.

Embria Health Sciences combines science and nature to bring high- quality, research-based natural ingredients to the global human nutrition market. Embria's key products are manufactured using a proprietary technology, which produces vital metabolites that deliver nutritional benefits and support increased bioavailability. Embria holds Nutrition Business Journal's 2005 product merit award for its selenium ingredient, eXselen(tm) and recently launched a new immune health ingredient, EpiCor(tm).

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