Pronova Biocare Sets New Industry Impurity Standards

LYSAKER, Norway, May 27, 2005 -- Pronova Biocare, the worlds leading supplier of Omega-3 fatty acids and makers of EPAX® Omega-3 EPA/DHA concentrates, is now offering oils that exceed industry and regulatory impurity standards. By raising company-wide standards, Pronova is now lowering their specification limits for organic pollutants and heavy metals in all oils, ethylesters (EE) and triglycerides (TG) alike.

"Lowering internal specification limits for organic pollutants and heavy metals below levels set by the authorities reflects Pronova's commitment to the market and its customers," stated Anders-Morten Blindheim, Director of industrial and consumer products.

Pronova Biocare applies the strictest limits for environmental pollutants to all of their products, even beyond the requirements set by the authorities.

Pursuing their strategic company goal of remaining ahead of regulatory impurity measures, Pronova developed a new technology for removal of organic pollutants from marine oils. An international patent application for this purification method was published early last year.

"Pronova Biocare is proud to be a supplier of such pure products for the market and we take pride in claiming that all of our products comply with and exceed industry impurity standards," continued Blindheim. "We can assure our customers the highest quality, setting new standards for purity in the marketplace."

At Pronova Biocare, each and every production run of Omega-3 carries full quality control documentation to ensure that the highest purity and quality standards are maintained. Chemical analyses take place at every crucial stage and the most stringent, hygienic conditions are applied throughout Pronova Biocare operations. EPAX products are produced in Pronova's GMP state-of-the-art facilities to meet the highest possible quality standards.

The products also comply with the CRN voluntary monograph.

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 Business to Business segment under the brand name EPAX. EPAX is available in a wide range of top quality formulas with different EPA/DHA ratios.

For further information on Pronova Biocare visit For more information on EPAX products visit contact Gunilla Traberg at [email protected].

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