Maypro Industries to Commemorate 30th Anniversary with Reception and New Product Launch at SupplySide West

Stop by Maypro's booth #18036 for Cake and Champagne on November 7 between 3 - 4:30 p.m.

PURCHASE, NY, October 10, 2007 - Maypro Industries is celebrating 30 years of supplying science-backed, high-quality nutraceuticals and specialty ingredients to the natural products industry by inviting SupplySide West attendees to join them for cake and champagne on Wednesday, November 7 from 3 - 4:30 p.m. at Maypro's booth #18036. The company was founded in 1977, with a mission of making Americans healthier by bringing innovative natural ingredients from Asia into the U.S. Since its inception, Maypro has grown into one of the largest global suppliers of nutraceutical ingredients, with six subsidiaries strategically located in the U.S., Japan and China. In September 2006, Maypro became a minority-owned affiliate of Marubeni Corporation, one of Japan's largest conglomerates with more than $70 billion in annual revenues and offices in more than 125 countries worldwide.

"Much of Maypro's success over the past 30 years can be attributed to not only our commitment to bringing innovative, efficacious ingredients to market, but also to the strict quality and purity standards we maintain for all of our ingredients," stated Steve Yamada, founder and CEO, Maypro Industries. "We will continue to expand our capabilities to meet the changing needs of the industry and maintain our dedication to having quality systems, facilities and staff in place to provide our customers with outstanding service today and for the next 30 years."

It is in the spirit of innovation that Maypro is proud to launch its newest ingredient at SupplySide West, PQQ(R), a newly discovered vitamin developed by Mitsubishi Gas & Chemical Company. Maypro and Mitsubishi will co-host an educational seminar entitled "Newly Recognized as a Vitamin - PQQ for Cognitive Health and Neuroprotective Activity," conducted by Dr. Derrick DeSilva, M.D., from 4.30 - 5:20 pm on Wednesday, November 7, in the exhibit hall room #18071.

In addition to its commodities business, Maypro has become a leader in bringing science-backed, patented, proprietary branded ingredients from Asia into the U.S. and vice-versa. Six years ago, Maypro introduced its flagship product AHCC(R), the top selling immune supplement ingredient in Japan, which is used in more than 700 clinics throughout Asia. With current annual sales of about 10 metric tons to prestigious national brands such as Source Naturals, Now Foods, American Biosciences, Douglas Labs and Vitamin Shoppe, Maypro has established AHCC as the leading immune support ingredient in the U.S. More recently, Maypro introduced Oligonol(R), an NDI-approved, lychee-based ingredient that is the world's first industrially produced low-molecular-weight polyphenol. Oligonol's bioavailability and antioxidant activity exceed such mainstream antioxidants as pine bark, grape seed and green tea. Maypro's ingredient portfolio also includes Bifilon(R) (BB536), Japan's top selling probiotic ingredient, which has recently achieved self-affirmed GRAS status in the U.S. Bifilon has holds the coveted FOSHU regulatory approval in Japan, demonstrating the quality of its supporting scientific research that includes more than 50 clinical studies.

Maypro has also been a pioneer in bringing ingredients from North America and Europe to Japan, including well-recognized products such as Phaseolamin(R) (Phase 2), Tonalin(R) CLA, Citrimax(R), ForsLean(R), Liposan Ultra(R), NeOpuntia(R), Neptune Krill Oil(R) and Biocell(R) Collagen.

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