COLUMBIA, Md., Aug 09, 2007 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- DHA omega-3 innovator Martek Biosciences announced today that its flagship product, life'sDHA(TM), is now featured in new Kids-Pro Nutrition Drink, a product of British Biologicals, an India based nutraceutical company. Designed to meet the nutritional needs of growing children, each 100 g. container of Kids-Pro is fortified with 100 mg. of life'sDHA(TM), a vegetarian form of DHA omega-3 important for brain, eye, and nervous system development in infants and children. New Kids-Pro Nutrition Drink is designed to provide children with nutrients that they may be missing in their daily diets, such as amino acids, whey protein, vitamins and minerals. Available in three flavors: strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla, Kids-Pro is available at select retailers throughout India.
"We are pleased to be working with British Biologicals on this second product launch. New Kids-Pro is now providing children with the opportunity to benefit from life'sDHA(TM) along with other key nutrients for health," said Steve Dubin, Martek's CEO.
DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid that serves as a primary building block for the brain and the eyes 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 their diets. Scientific reviews have noted the importance of DHA omega-3 in proper brain and eye function, and there are studies currently underway to investigate its role in decreasing the prevalence of certain neurological disorders.
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 and eye development and function.
British Biologicals, a Bangalore based company, is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of nutritional supplements. The company, founded in 1988, has a fully automated manufacturing facility in Bangalore, Karnataka, India that fulfils the US FDA and WHO GMP standards.
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 the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), for use in foods, beverages, infant formula, and supplements. The company also produces life'sARA(TM) (arachidonic acid), an omega-6 fatty acid, from a sustainable, vegetarian source, for use in infant formula. For more information on Martek Biosciences Corporation, visit http://www.martek.com or contact Vasta Biotech, a distributor of Martek products in India, [email protected].
Sections of this release contain forward-looking statements. 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-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2006 and other filed reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-K/A, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K.