Toyo Bio-Pharma to Present New Ideas in Cosmeceutical Formulation at Expo West

Company Executive Fletcher to Speak Sunday, March 16 at NPI Center's Exchange Forum

CENTURY CITY, Calif., March 10, 2007 —Toyo Bio-Pharma, Japan's leading manufacturer of botanical and natural ingredients, today announced that company cosmeceutical marketing executive Ryungza Lee Fletcher will present a cosmeceutical-focused seminar at the 2008 Natural Products Expo West, taking place March 13-16 at California's Anaheim Convention Center.

Fletcher is scheduled to speak Sunday, March 16 at 2 p.m. at NPI Center's Exchange Forum (SupplyExpo Hall A, booth #470) for a 30-minute educational session titled "Innovative Ideas for Cosmeceutical Formulation." Topics explored will include the nature of cosmeceuticals, the emerging cosmeceutical market and its growing relevance to the U.S. cosmetic and skin care industry, and a discussion of innovative ideas for new cosmeceutical products and applications.

Since 1993, Toyo Bio-Pharma and its parent company, Toyo Shinyaku of Japan, have developed and brought to market several high-quality, plant-based ingredients for cosmetic use including TOYO-FVG(TM), a maritime pine bark extract that supports dermal health, and NouriMask(TM), a facial mask system of micro-cellulose fiber derived from all-natural fermented coconut. For more information on these and other ingredient offerings from Toyo Bio-Pharma, visit its trade show booth #616.

For more on Natural Products Expo West — the country's largest natural foods and healthy products trade show, its exhibitors and educational seminars — visit

About Toyo Bio-Pharma:
Toyo Bio-Pharma(TM) ( is a research-driven manufacturer committed to providing consumers and clients with high-value ingredients derived from nature. With the most advanced instrumentation, continuous research and commitment to quality and integrity, Toyo Bio-Pharma is pioneering the use of fermentation and culturing to produce beneficial, effective products for use in the nutraceutical, functional food and cosmeceuticals industries. As Japan's largest developer, ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) and OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) of raw materials for FOSHU (Foods for Specified Health Use), Toyo Bio-Pharma follows rigorous standards of ISO 9001:2000 and was one of the first Japanese companies to obtain the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) certification for food products and dietary supplements.

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