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Ventria Expands Lactoferrin Production
Date:10/1/2008

Lactoferrin expansion required to meet increasing global demand in infant

formula and infant nutrition.

JUNCTION CITY, Kan., Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Ventria Bioscience announced it has successfully increased production of lactoferrin. Lactoferrin is a protein that is found naturally in breastmilk and has been credited with improved health benefits for breastfed children. It is used worldwide in infant formula and other functional foods. Ventria produces its lactoferrin by extracting the protein from rice produced by Kansas farmers.

"Expansion of our lactoferrin production allows us to meet the increasing demand for this important nutrient which is used globally in infant formula and other infant nutrition products," said Greg Unruh, General Manager. "We now have production to deliver thousands of kilograms of lactoferrin."

About Ventria Bioscience

Ventria Bioscience develops and markets health and nutrition products using its protein production system called ExpressTec. This technology has made it possible to cost-effectively deliver protein-based functional ingredients to the global community. Its first two products are proteins that are found naturally in breastmilk and have been shown to have benefits for use in infant formula and other infant nutrition products.

For more information, see our website at Ventria Bioscience http://www.ventria.com

Statements in this announcement other than historical data and information constitute forward looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those stated or implied by such forward-looking statements. Potential risks and uncertainties may include, but are not limited to, recent changes in senior management, fluctuations in operating results, market conditions and changes in technology and increased competition.


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