Marine Bio USA Announces Exclusive Agreement with OptiPure

TOKYO, Japan--Oct. 9, 2003--Marine Bio Ltd., a worldwide producer of coral calcium material, announced that it has signed an exclusive supplier marketing agreement with OptiPure, a division of Chemco Industries, Inc. of Los Angeles.

Vincent Hackel, Vice President of Marine Bio USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marine Bio Ltd., made the announcement noting that Marine Bio USA will provide its highest quality product, Sango Mineral Powder of SMP-44 to OptiPure on an exclusive basis for the US and Canada for a period of three years.

Ronald Udell, President of Chemco Industries, said, "Marine Bio's SMP-44 Coral Calcium is the highest grade we have found to date, consisting of a two to one ratio of calcium to magnesium. This is the finest quality available. We selected Marine Bio as our supplier because their material is superior and the Okinawan source of their material is undisputed. Furthermore, their strong patent protection assures us continued supply without the threat of delays caused by patent infringement claims. With a supplier of Marine Bio's caliber, we can continue to provide our customers with the finest materials available, thereby assuring them of total quality assurance and control."

Marine Bio's Sango Mineral Powder consists of natural coral grains harvested from the extinct coral reef beds. Marine Bio has carefully extracted this material in an area that is no closer than 500 meters from live coral reefs of Okinawa. SMP-44 contains a variety of essential minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc and selenium. In addition, SMP-44's ideal naturally occurring balance of two to one calcium to magnesium can be used to fortify processed foods with a natural mineral source that can help to improve food quality.

OptiPure is a leading supplier of quality raw materials for the nutritional supplement industry. With an extensive inventory of all natural products including ginkgo biloba, green tea, shark cartilage, Coenzyme Q10 and many other novel therapeutic herbal extracts and nutrients, OptiPure continues to build its reputation as a highly respected industry leader. More information on OptiPure is available on their website:

Marine Bio USA is a wholly owned subsidiary of Japan based Marine Bio Ltd., a 40 year old company that creates and markets products designed to benefit all of those who are concerned about living a healthy lifestyle. Marine Bio was the first to commercially market coral calcium four decades ago and holds seven patents worldwide. Marine Bio is the world's largest supplier of coral calcium material to numerous health-food manufacturers. The company's harvest of coral grain does not damage living coral, as attested to by numerous Japanese scientists and governmental agencies. In addition to its mining of Okinawan coral, which it does in an environmentally friendly and patented manner, Marine Bio also has businesses that include water purification and environmental projects. More information is available at Marine Bio's website:

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