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Technical Sourcing Receives Favorable Review Regarding Patent Application For Promilin Fenugreek Extract

MISSOULA, MT (July 25, 2005) – Technical Sourcing International, Inc. (TSI) announced today that one of its international patent applications, entitled “Fenugreek Seed Bio-Active Compositions and Methods for Extracting Same,” received a favorable review by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), acting as the International Preliminary Examining Authority on behalf of the World Intellectual Property Organization. The patent is part of TSI’s comprehensive intellectual property portfolio, which includes both domestic and international patent applications.

“TSI is committed to developing novel nutraceutical ingredients that progress our customers’ future,” stated Larry Kolb, TSI’s president. “TSI considers its patent portfolio to be a valuable asset of the company and is therefore committed to protecting and preserving those rights against any potential infringers.”

On June 14, 2005, TSI received written correspondence from the USPTO indicating that the subject matter described within the application met the criteria for patentability, thus possessing novelty, inventive step, and industrial applicability as compared to the known prior art teachings and references. The patent covers (1) methods for supporting metabolism and transportation of glucose and carbohydrates into skeletal muscle cells by the administration of a therapeutically effective amount of a composition of bio-active compounds extracted from fenugreek seeds, and (2) methods for performing weight management by the administration of a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising 4-hydroxyisoleucine and one or more amino acids selected from the group consisting of arginine, aspartate, threonine, serine, glutamate, proline, glycine, alanine, cysteine, valine, methionine, isoleucine, leucine, tryptophan, phenylalanine, ornithine, lysine, histidine, and gamma-aminobutyrate.

TSI is confident that this official communication from the International Preliminary Examination Authority signals the development of additional valid and enforceable rights in the areas of supporting metabolism and transportation of glucose and carbohydrates into muscle cells and methods for performing weight management.

About Technical Sourcing International, Inc.

Technical Sourcing International, Inc. (TSI) is a leading developer, producer, and marketer of nutraceutical ingredients to the dietary supplement, pharmaceutical, and food and beverage industries. Among the numerous botanical, marine, and natural product extracts, as well as synthesized compounds in its ingredient portfolio, the company also offers several trademarked consumer ingredient brands, including OSTIVONEÒ, PROMILINÒ, PEAK ATPä, MSV 60Ò, Ginkgo 24/6/5ä and PUREFLEX® Chondroitin Sulfate and Glucosamine. The company is based in Missoula, Montana, and can be reached at (406) 549-9123 or

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CONTACT: Liz Smith, Marketing Manager
Technical Sourcing International, Inc.
(406) 549-9123

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