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Biova announces agreement with Valensa International

Biova, LLC partners with Valensa International for the development of joint health products featuring BiovaFlex™ water-soluble eggshell membrane.

Johnston, Iowa, USA; February 18, 2010—Biova, LLC, developers of patent-pending Hydro5™ technology and Ovacore™ natural water-soluble eggshell membrane, announce an agreement under which it will support Valensa International (Eustis, FL) in the development of joint health products with BiovaFlex™ natural eggshell membrane as a core active ingredient.

 “Valensa’s concept of utilizing a gummy-type delivery system for joint health supplementation is a truly unique marketing opportunity,” says Matt Stegenga, director of marketing & business development for Biova. “We’re excited to work with Valensa in bringing our ingredient to both the domestic and EU markets in such a welcomed delivery system.”

Dr. Rudi E. Moerck, Valensa president and CEO, stated “We are pleased to have an agreement with Biova on this science-based and patent-pending ingredient that adds to our joint health product formulation capabilities. BiovaFlex’s water solubility and unique nutrient profile offers us tremendous flexibility as we incorporate it into our own revolutionary and proprietary joint health formulations. These formulations will feature vastly smaller dosage requirements and easy to consume dosage forms such as gummies or smaller capsules, tablets and softgels”.

Dr. Dennis Casey, president of Biova added, “BiovaFlex is the only water soluble, US domestic sourced eggshell membrane. It has been standardized to be not less than 85 percent protein and we’ve gone to great lengths to produce consistently uniform ingredient profiles for product formulators”.

Initial laboratory studies indicate the active components in BiovaFlex appear to limit oxidative stress, a frequent precursor to inflammatory conditions.* Recently published clinical research has shown that eggshell membrane supplementation produced a statistically significant improvement in flexibility, with results coming in as little as 10 days. According to Stegenga, a pilot study for BiovaFlex has yielded comparable results.

About Valensa International, LLC

Headquartered in Eustis, Florida USA (near Orlando), Valensa International is a leading science-based developer and provider of high quality nature-sourced products for nutritional supplements and functional foods. Valensa’s certified organic production facilities are located in a protected pine/saw palmetto grove.

Valensa Omega-3 brands include Tresalbio™ Supercritical Chia Seed Extract ChiaGold™ Stabilized Chia Seed Oil, ChiaMax™ Low-Fat Whole Grain, Z-Omega™3-6-9, Cranberol® Cranberry Seed Extract and AstaCran® Astaxanthin-Cranberry Seed Extract. Other branded ingredients include Zanthin® Natural Astaxanthin, SpiruZan™ Spirulina & Astaxanthin Complex, USPlus® Prostate Formula and Palmetto Rosso™ Saw Palmetto Extracts. Functional food brands include ChiaMax™ Omega-3 Low-Fat Whole Grain products. Condition-specific brands include Cran-Gyn™ Women’s Health Formula and Nanocosanol™ Policosanol Dispersion.

Valensa is committed to production and processing that supports the environment and fair labor practices for those that work the land and participate in the production process.

About Biova, LLC

Biova LLC is a privately held company driving groundbreaking research and innovative product development from eggs, naturally. Biova’s advanced R&D capabilities have yielded several patent-pending processes and unique branded ingredient products featuring uniform activity profiles with specific functional market application. A focus on sustainable production, including vertical integration with some of the largest egg producing and processing partners assures Biova an almost unlimited supply of US-domestic sourced raw material — the capability to scale to virtually any customer need or application. Target markets for Biova’s technology and ingredients include cosmeceutical, pharmaceutical, animal health and nutraceutical applications, including supplement and functional food products.

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* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These Products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. This information is not intended as medical advice and should not be used to replace medical or any therapeutic program recommended by a physician. It is meant for information and education only.

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