Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® Supports Lonza’s L-Carnipure® L-Carnitine Seminar Presented by Dr. William J. Kraemer at Natural Products Expo West

LOS ANGELES, CA, March 6, 2006—Lonza will host William J. Kraemer, PhD, as a speaker at the Natural Products Expo West trade show in Anaheim, California, on Saturday, March 25th at 1:00 p.m. in Room 205B of the Anaheim Convention Center. Dr. Kraemer, a professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Connecticut, will present attendees with information about the various benefits of Lonza’s L-Carnipure® L-Tartrate in a seminar entitled, “L-Carnipure® L-Carnitine—Its Role in Exercise and Recovery.” In cooperation with Lonza, Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® (SGTI) will provide free literature and samples of Carnisol®, the exclusive soft gel encapsulation of L-Carnipure® L-Tartrate, to seminar participants.

L-Carnipure® L-Tartrate is Lonza’s 100% pure, natural L-Carnitine. Lonza is the only manufacturer that offers this pure L-Carnitine, due to a unique patented method for the stereo-specific synthesis of L-Carnitine. L-Carnitine is a vital compound whose basic function is helping to convert fat into energy. Supplementation with L-Carnitine also helps with exercise performance and recovery. Part of Dr. Kraemer’s seminar will focus on new clinical findings regarding decreased dosages of L-Carnipure® L-Tartrate being just as effective in muscle recovery after exercise as observed in an earlier trial using a higher dose.

Carnisol®, manufactured exclusively by SGTI, is the only dietary supplement containing 250 milligrams of a unique form of L-Carnipure® L-Tartrate in a special fatty acid base available in an easy-to-swallow soft gel capsule for superior absorption. The L-Tartrate salt is the most preferable form of L-Carnitine because it has the highest yield of stable L-Carnitine.

SGTI® President, Ron Udell, remarked, “SGTI is proud to be affiliated with such a respected supplier as Lonza, and manufacture a recognized, branded ingredient in soft gels. This seminar provides us a perfect opportunity to join forces and promote L-Carnipure® L-Tartrate in a finished dose form as Carnisol®.” Mr. Udell added, “We are interested in hearing the new science about the lower doses of L-Carnipure® L-Tartrate from Dr. Kraemer, as capsule size was always a limiting factor in soft gel production for this product.”

About Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.®
Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® is a leading contract manufacturer providing specialty soft gelatin encapsulation to the nutraceutical industry. SGTI’s leading product is a patented highly bioavailable CoQ10 soft gel marketed as CoQsol®. Other key products include GlucoTrim®, a banaba leaf extract for blood glucose management and Injuv®, a low molecular weight hyaluronic acid for cosmeceutical and joint health applications. Soft Gel Technologies, Inc.® is a privately held company based in Los Angeles, CA.

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About Lonza
Lonza, a chemical and biotechnology company driven by the life sciences, generated sales of CHF 2.52 billion in 2005. Headquartered in Switzerland, Lonza operates 22 production and R&D sites around the world. Its 6,300 employees are passionately committed to delivering sustainable value to their customers. Lonza is one of the leading custom manufacturers of chemical intermediates, active ingredients and biopharmaceuticals for the pharmaceutical and agrochemical industries. On the basis of organic chemical, oleochemical and biotechnology platforms, Lonza creates value-added solutions for the nutrition, hygiene & personal care, wood & water treatment and industrial specialty markets. Lonza also offers polymer intermediates, resins and compounds. Lonza is listed on the SWX Swiss Exchange. Further information can be found on their websites or


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