Product Breakthrough for Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc.

Laval, Quebec, CANADA, October 19, 2005 – Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. (TSXV:NTB), active in the field of high value-added natural product extraction from marine biomasses, such as krill, is pleased to announce an innovative breakthrough, with the Neptune Krill Oil (NKO™) softgel product.

Neptune launched a new lightly fruit flavored softgel, available in 300mg and 500mg, increasing the palatability factor for the discriminating consumer. This innovative technology opens several new opportunities in the cosmeceutical and natural personal care industry: “The Beauty from Within concept”, is a rapidly growing part of these markets. In the US alone, it is currently over a $10 billion industry.

About Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc.
Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. develops high value added nutritional products from underexploited marine biomasses, such as krill, with its patented extraction process (Neptune OceanExtract™). Using an exclusive process, Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. is well positioned in the $182 billion global nutrition market (Nutrition Business Journal, Oct/Nov 2004) of health and wellness concepts. Through strategic alliances and partnerships, as well as through clinical studies, the Company continues to demonstrate the immense beneficial effects of these products. The Company develops and markets new formulas and new products for specific applications in high growth markets such the nutraceutical, cosmeceutical, biopharmaceutical and nutrigenomics markets.

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