Novel Health Aspects of Marine Omega-3 Fatty Acids to be Discussed at SupplySide West

LYSAKER, Norway, August 26, 2004 --- Gerard Hornstra, Ph.D., professor emeritus of experimental nutrition, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands, is scheduled to review omega-3s during his VendorWorks presentation on Thursday, September 30, 2004, at 8:00 a.m. at the SupplySide West International Trade Show and Conference at the Venetian & Sands Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada. Hornstra will also be at the Pronova Biocare booth #1629 that afternoon from 11:00 ­ 5:30 p.m. to sign copies of his booklet "Omega-3 Long-Chain Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and Health Benefits."

"The cardiovascular benefits of marine omega-3 fatty acids are now generally acknowledged and increasing evidence also points to the value of these fatty acids in reducing inflammation and improving the immune status," stated Hornstra. "This presentation will summarize novel health aspects of marine omega-3 fatty acids, demonstrating their potential to support infant development, promote maternal well being and improve mental health."

Pronova Biocare, one of the largest producers of concentrated marine omega-3 products and makers of EPAX® Omega-3 fish oils, is co-sponsoring the event with Pharmline, the exclusive North American distributor for EPAX. Pronova Biocare, headquartered in Lysaker, Norway, has two GMP approved production facilities: one located in Sandefjord that is qualified by the US Food and Drug Agency for producing omega-3 pharmaceuticals and the second located in Alesund.

Pronova Biocare offers omega-3 EPA/DHA oils in the B2B segment under the brand name EPAX. EPAX is available in a wide range of top quality products with different EPA/DHA ratios. Each and every production run of EPAX carries full quality control documentation to ensure that all quality standards have been maintained at every stage of the manufacturing process.

SupplySide West is the largest executive level trade show and conference in the natural products industry. This year's event offers an exhibit hall of leading industry suppliers, a top-notch seminar program and the industry's best networking events. Executives from the global supplement, food, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industry will come together to buy, sell, network and learn.

For further information on Pronova Biocare and EPAX products visit

Tiia Sumera, Integrated Marketing Group
Pronova Biocare
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Telephone: 801.538.0777 ext. 112

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