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New Liquid Eggs Containing Martek Biosciences Corporation (MATK) DHA(TM) Launched By Gold Circle Farms


10/19/2005 5:13:01 PM

COLUMBIA, Md., March 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martek Biosciences Corporation announced today that liquid egg whites containing Martek DHA(TM) are now available through Gold Circle Farms. Derived from marine algae, Martek DHA(TM) is an all-natural vegetarian source of DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), an omega-3 fatty acid.

DHA supports brain, eye and cardiovascular health throughout life. Numerous scientific studies demonstrate that people of all ages, from infants to adults, may benefit from an adequate supply of DHA in the diet. Because primary dietary sources of DHA are limited to fatty fish, the U.S. diet has one of the world's lowest levels of DHA, less than one-third of a recommended consumption for healthy adults.* The new liquid eggs, which contain Martek DHA(TM), provide an alternate and convenient dietary source of DHA.

"It's good news at breakfast for omelet and scrambled egg lovers. They can now have their Martek DHA(TM) and eat their eggs too," said Henry "Pete" Linsert, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Martek.

Gold Circle Farms liquid eggs are made with real egg whites from vegetarian-fed hens, and are enhanced with the vitamins and nutrients that would otherwise be found in egg yolk. The liquid eggs are free of fat and cholesterol and are also available in a cage-free variety.

Hidden Villa Ranch of Fullerton, California is the exclusive provider of Gold Circle Farms DHA Omega-3 eggs and has more than 50 business relationships with egg farmers across the country, making it the largest non-retail buyer of eggs in the United States. Gold Circle Farms eggs contain one of the highest levels of DHA available in eggs.

Gold Circle Farms egg products are found in natural food stores, such as Wild Oats and Whole Foods Market. To find more retailers of Gold Circle Farms egg products enriched with Martek DHA(TM), visit http://www.goldcirclefarms.com/.

Martek Biosciences Corporation develops, manufactures and sells products from microalgae. The Company's products include: (1) specialty, nutritional oils for infant formula that aid in the development of the eyes and central nervous system in newborns; (2) nutritional supplements and food ingredients that may play a beneficial role in promoting mental and cardiovascular health throughout life; and (3) powerful fluorescent markers for diagnostics, rapid miniaturized screening, and gene and protein detection.

This press release contains forward-looking statements regarding the commercialization of Martek's products. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties that could cause future actual results to differ due to a variety of risk factors, including without limitation those factors set forth in Martek's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

* A 1999 workshop sponsored by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and International Society for the Study of Fats and Lipids (ISSFL) recommended that healthy adults consume a minimum of 220mg of DHA a day and pregnant and nursing women consume at least 300mg of DHA a day. A typical American diet includes just 60-80mg a day.

CONTACT: Beth Parker, PR Manager of Martek Biosciences Corporation, +1-443-542-2551, bparker@martekbio.com

Martek Biosciences Corporation

CONTACT: Beth Parker, PR Manager of Martek Biosciences Corporation,+1-443-542-2551, bparker@martekbio.com



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