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Ventria Receives Friends of Education Award From Geary County School District
Date:3/4/2008

JUNCTION CITY, Kan., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday Ventria Bioscience received the Friends of Education Award from the Geary County School District Board. Ventria received the award for their commitment to providing unique educational opportunities in biotechnology for students and teachers. Ventria has provided students with opportunities for job shadowing and internships in biotechnology. In 2007, Ventria provided a grant for a teacher from Junction City High School to attend the Biotechnology Institute's Teacher-Leader program and provided a guided tour of their bioprocessing facility for the Junction City High School Science Department Faculty.

"As a new business in Junction City, Ventria Bioscience quickly demonstrated itself to be a corporate citizen committed to supporting public education. The company has become a tremendous asset for USD 475 and Junction City High School. The Geary County Schools and the Junction City Education Association are most pleased to recognize and honor Ventria with a Friends of Education Certificate of Award from the Confidence in Kansas Public Education Task Force," said Charles Volland, district communications coordinator.

"Education is the foundation of future progress for society. Ventria is pleased to be able to contribute to educational opportunities for students and teachers in Junction City by supporting teacher training programs and offering student job shadowing and internships. We hope to inspire local students to see what is possible and become the next generation of scientists leading to a better tomorrow," said Greg Unruh, Vice President and General Manager, Ventria Bioscience.

About Ventria Bioscience

Ventria is committed to developing affordable human health products that enhance and save lives. A recent child health study showed that Ventria's product helped reduce the duration of diarrhea in children by 30 percent. Childhood diarrhea is the second leading killer of children, claiming 2 million lives annually according to the World Health Organization. For more information, visit http://www.Ventria.com.

About the Geary County Unified School District

Geary County School District No. 475 operates the public schools in Junction City, Fort Riley, Milford and Grandview Plaza. The district serves approximately 6,400 students representing a cross-section of socioeconomic and ethnic groups. Approximately 50 percent of the district's students have a parent or guardian on active duty with the U.S. Army at Fort Riley, Kansas. The district operates 13 elementary schools, two middle schools and one high school.

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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