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Oligonol receives Supplyside West 2011 scientific Excellence Award

The world's first commercially available low molecuar weight polyphenol recognized for oustanding clinical research

Maypro Industries, LLC.

PURCHASE, NY -- Maypro Industries LLC announced today that Oligonol, manufactured by Amino Up Chemical Company and distributed by Maypro, will be a recipient of the SupplySide West 2011 Scientific Excellent Award. The award will be presented during SupplySide West on Wednesday, October 12, 2011 in Las Vegas at The Venetian & Sands Expo.

Ingredient suppliers and technology providers with new ingredients or technologies, as well as those with new research or applications for established ingredients or technologies, submitted applications for the award. Panelists evaluated the submissions on science/research methods, scientific breakthrough, innovation and appeal for the manufacturing community.

Oligonol, manufactured from the extract of lychee fruit and green tea, is the world's first commercially produced low-molecular-weight polyphenol. The patented oligomerization process entails taking long chain polymers and breaking them down into monomers, dimers, and trimers, thereby reducing its molecular weight and improving the polyphenol's absorption into the body. By delivering more blood to the heart and skin, Oligonol helps to improve blood circulation, reduce fatigue and body fat, protect against UV rays, and slow the process of skin wrinkling. Consequently, the compound delivers unparalleled bioavailability and its efficacy is well supported by multiple human clinical studies, for which it won the Nutracon Award as "Top Science-Backed Product of the Year" in 2008.

"We are very happy that Oligonol is being recognized for its strong portfolio of supporting human clinical studies and we really appreciate the efforts of our partner in Japan, Amino Up Chemical Company, for all of their support," said Steve Yamada, President and CEO of Maypro Industries.

Oligonol received a letter of no objection from FDA for its status as a new dietary ingredient (NDI); it is also GRAS (generally recognized as safe) self-affirmed. Oligonol was introduced into the Japanese market in 2006 and into U.S. market in 2008. The ingredient is now sold in the health food store, multi-level marketing and health care professional channels in the United States and Japan. It is also used in a variety of beverage products, functional foods and cosmetic products.

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For more information on Oligonol, please contact Maypro at 914-251-0701 or visit Maypro's booth #15035 at SupplySide West.

About Maypro Industries LLC: Founded in 1977, Maypro is a privately held, global supplier of nutraceutical ingredients to the nutritional supplement, sports nutrition, pet & veterinary, cosmetic, functional food and fine chemical industries. Headquartered in Purchase, N.Y., and with offices in Los Angeles, Tokyo and Shanghai, Maypro represents some of the world's largest nutraceutical ingredient manufacturers and supplies high-quality ingredients in the U.S., Japan, Europe, Latin America and throughout Asia. Over the past 34 years, Maypro has established itself as an industry innovator. It was the first to introduce such leading ingredients as Coenzyme Q10, chondroitin, glucosamine, alpha-lipoic acid and AHCC medicinal mushroom in the U.S. market and launched the leading U.S. and European patented, branded ingredients in Japan. For more information, visit http://www.maypro.com.

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