EPAX Recognized as Top Supplier

EPAX AS, a leading global supplier of marine-derived EPA/DHA omega-3 fatty acids, was recognized as a Top Supplier of 2009 by the global drug delivery and specialty pharmaceutical company Banner Pharmacaps Inc., High Point, North Carolina, USA, for producing top-quality omega-3 oils and providing Banner with superior on-time deliveries. The omega-3 supplier was recognized today as part of Banner's "Partners in Success" concept that works to strengthen the partnership between Banner and its top suppliers through shared values. This is the third year in a row that EPAX received the award.

"We see ourselves as a true partner in each customer’s business," says Bjorn Refsum, EPAX CEO. "Being honored with this award recognizing EPAX's product quality and customer service by an industry leader like Banner Pharmacaps means a lot. The fact that this is EPAX's third year in a row to receive it emphasizes our long-time relationship and we look forward to continuing our work with Banner Pharmacaps in the future."

EPAX earned the same recognition from Banner in 2008 and 2007 for timely delivery and high-quality omega-3 ingredient supplies. Banner celebrated this event and recognized EPAX at the Third Annual Supplier Recognition Day held today at its World Headquarters in North Carolina.

About Banner Pharmacaps, Inc.
Banner Pharmacaps, Inc. is a global drug delivery and specialty pharmaceutical company that is developing a proprietary portfolio of unique products and oral dosage forms that include the enhanced technologies of enteric and controlled release softgels, as well as Softlet® Gelcaps. Headquartered in High Point, North Carolina and with production facilities in the USA, Canada, Mexico and the Netherlands, Banner is committed to the research, development, and manufacture of quality healthcare products to serve the global community. Additional information about Banner is available at http://www.banpharm.com.

EPAX AS offers concentrated marine omega-3 oils in the business-to-business segment under the brand name EPAX®, available in a wide range of top-quality formulas with different EPA/DHA ratios and concentrations focused on specific health conditions, available in TG and EE versions. EPAX AS is headquartered in Aalesund with a global sales office in Lysaker/Oslo, Norway. Its production facility in Aalesund is GMP-approved by the Norwegian Medicines Agency for the manufacturing of API products. The company’s operation is certified by Friends of the SEA (FOS) to have a documented sustainable operation – from the fish harvesting in Peru to its finished omega-3 ingredients in Norway. EPAX is vertically integrated and part of the Austevoll Seafood ASA group – a global pelagic fishery specialist with operations in Chile, Norway and Peru (www.auss.no).

For further information on EPAX AS, its products or clinical studies visit http://www.epax.com or contact marketing manager Gunilla Traberg at [email protected].

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