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Enzymotec Upgrades Krill Oil SpecsEnzymotec Upgrades Krill Oil Specs

January 4, 2011

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Enzymotec Upgrades Krill Oil Specs

MORRISTOWN, N.J.Enzymotecs datasheets will now include levels of tri methyl amine (TMA) and total volatile nitrogen (TVN) as a standard procedure for both its pure and high-potency krill oil grades. The company is voluntarily following more rigorous EU safety standards in addition to the standard GMP and other requirements for dietary supplements.

It is well established that during the process of sea food including fish and krill oil spoilage, TMA, ammonia and other basic nitrogenous compounds are produced and together make up the very potent and well recognized foul odor of sea food," said Eyal Afergan, from Enzymotec's process development team. The most common chemical parameters for assessing the freshness for unprocessed marine based products are: TVN and TMA."

Elzaphan Hotam, CEO of Enzymotec USA, noted, "We want our consumers to feel comfortable knowing that the material they are getting is as fresh and active as the first day it was produced, and we have a suitable way to show that. The smell of foul sea food is easily recognizable by any person, and no such person would risk his health in taking food with such smell. The scientific community has long been able to analyze, identify and quantify those signaling odor factors of foul sea food. We have simply placed them in the perspective of our krill oil to better serve our customers and end consumers.  We believe that buyers, scientists, marketing people as well as consumers of krill oil should be educated that krill oil is a sensitive complex, which requires the know-how and technology to ensure it maintains its unique biological and physical attributes over time. Freshness of the product is one of the parameters they should consider."

Dr. Sigalit Zchut, director of R&D, added: As a leader in technology and quality of krill oil over years, we are determined to continue and lead the way to the advantage of our customers. We were the first to have an FDA-approved GRAS for our krill oil and continue to provide new information regarding quality of our product, allowing our customers to make an educated decision when choosing the right krill oil."

Enzymotec is a biotech company and a global developer, producer and supplier of lipid-based products and solutions. Enzymotec develops, manufactures and markets innovative bio-active ingredients and finished products based on proprietary technologies. Enzymotec's products support general health, from cardiovascular to cognitive functions, in the largest therapeutic markets and deliver innovative solutions.

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