Columbia, Md. (Vocus) February 26, 2010
Martek Biosciences Corporation (NASDAQ:MATK) announced today that its DHA GOLD® is now featured in two canine supplement products, FORTITUDE™ Canine and FORTITUDE™ Canine Joint from Kauffman’s Animal Health. DHA GOLD is a DHA-rich, algae-based animal feed ingredient.
Kauffman’s FORTITUDE Canine and FORTITUDE Canine Joint are palatable, natural whole food supplements for dogs. FORTITUDE products are available online (http://www.KA-HI.com) and at regional independent pet stores, concentrated in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.
“Martek is happy to be working with Kauffman’s Animal Health to provide the important benefits of DHA GOLD in a product line that pet owners already know and trust,” said Christian Martin, director of Martek’s global animal nutrition group. “Product launches like this one demonstrate that innovative animal nutrition companies recognize the important benefits of DHA GOLD for animal health.”
“It can be difficult to ensure that your pet is getting the DHA that it needs,” said Melissa Giordano, Animal Health Specialist for Kauffman’s. “These two new products from Kauffman’s with DHA GOLD had excellent results in our palatability studies and are great options for dog owners.”
DHA GOLD is a dried, whole-cell algae product used to provide DHA enrichment for companion animals, performance animals and commercially raised animals. Adding DHA GOLD to animal feed is a safe and effective way to deliver preformed DHA to animals for their nutritional benefit and to enrich foods such as eggs, meat and milk. DHA GOLD is unique in the market because it is from a sustainable and vegetarian source and is free of ocean-borne contaminants.
Kauffman's Animal Health, Inc. was founded in 1978 as a small family oriented business with the intent to manufacture, package, and market a line of nutritional supplements and premixes aimed at feed manufacturers and feed dealers. Over the past 30 plus years, the company has grown in size and scope of manufacturing. The company now manufactures and markets products in three distinct categories – equine and companion animal feed supplements, bovine and dairy related feed supplements, and poultry and livestock nutritional premixes. Additional information regarding Kauffman’s Animal Health and their product lines can be obtained at http://www.KA-HI.com and http://www.LiraGold.com.
Martek Biosciences Corporation is a leader in the innovation and development of DHA omega-3 products that promote health and wellness through every stage of life. The company produces life'sDHA™, a sustainable and vegetarian source of the omega-3 fatty acid DHA (docosahexaenoic acid), for use in foods, beverages, infant formula, supplements, and DHA GOLD®, a sustainable and vegetarian source of DHA for animal feed. The company also produces life's ARA™ (arachidonic acid), an omega-6 fatty acid, from a sustainable, vegetarian source, for use in infant formula and growing up milks. For more information on Martek Biosciences Corporation, visit http://www.martek.com or http://www.lifesdha.com.
Sections of this release contain forward-looking statements. These statements are based upon numerous assumptions which Martek cannot control and involve risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ. These statements should be understood in light of the risk factors set forth in the company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, but not limited to, the company's Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended October 31, 2009 and other filed reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-K/A, Form 10-Q and Form 8-K.