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Wellmune WGP® Earns Nutraceutical Business & Technology Award

                                 Wellmune WGP® Earns Nutraceutical Business & Technology Award
                  Robust Clinical Research Program Resulting in Proven Health Benefits Cited                                
                                                                                       
                  EAGAN, MN – May 21, 2013 – Wellmune WGP®, the natural immune

                  health ingredient for foods, beverages and supplements from  Biothera, was

                  awarded “Outstanding Application in Health Management” during the recent

                  NBT Awards event at Vitafoods Europe in Geneva.          

                  The winning entry focused on the rigorous peer-reviewed, published clinical

                  research program for Wellmune that is unmatched by any other immune

                  support ingredient available for functional foods and nutraceuticals. It conclusively demonstrates substantial scientific

                  support for a health claim, based upon establishing a reproducible physical health benefit and correlating biomarkers.
 
                  "To win in a popular category, you have to present something outstanding,” said Kevin Robinson, head judge, NBT

                  Awards. “Out of the shortlisted finalists, Biothera's nomination was the most convincing, offering clear and substantial

                  benefits, strong, peer-reviewed evidence and good quality science.”
 
                 “We are gratified to receive this award in recognition of the proven health benefits that Wellmune can bring to a broad

                  range of consumers through functional foods and nutraceuticals,” said Richard G. Mueller, CEO, Biothera. Mueller

                  noted that Wellmune is ideal for boosting immunity every day year round and supports a wide range of immune health

                  needs including year-round immune support, stress management, athletic performance, and energy and vitality.
 
                  “With our sole focus on immune health ingredients, Biothera is in a unique position to generate the data necessary to

                  validate an immune health claim, having both the internal research expertise and collaborative research partnerships

                  needed for a program of this magnitude,” added Mueller. The program has resulted in broad regulatory approval

                  worldwide and a wider range of use occasions than is typical for immune boosting ingredients.
 
                  Immitec Nutrition is the exclusive representative for Biothera ingredients in Europe with the exception of Italy where

                  the company is represented by DKSH.
 
                  The NBT Awards program recognizes and rewards excellence in R&D, marketing, business and technology

                  throughout the nutraceutical, functional food and beverage industry. The mission is to deliver a set of benchmarks to

                  a global audience to achieve

                  significant developments in quality of service, health management, research, development and relationship

                  management. The awards program is held annually during Vitafoods Europe.
 

 
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