Neptune to Present at the Annual ROTH Conference
LAVAL, Quebec, March 14, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Neptune Technologies &
Bioressources Inc. ("Neptune") (Nasdaq:NEPT) (TSX:NTB) announced today that
Dr. Harlan Waksal, a member of Neptune's Board and Executive VP, Business and
Scientific Operations at Neptune's subsidiary Acasti Pharma, will present at
the 25^th Annual ROTH Conference on March 19, 2013 at 8:00 a.m. Pacific Time.
The Conference is being held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Dana Point,
A live and archived webcast of the presentation will be available in the
investor section of Neptune's website at www.neptunebiotech.com, under the
Portfolio managers wishing to meet with Company management at the conference
should contact a ROTH sales representative.
About Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc.
Neptune is a biotechnology company engaged primarily in the development and
commercialization of marine-derived omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, or
PUFAs. Neptune has a patented process of extracting oils from Antarctic krill,
which omega-3 PUFAs are then principally sold as bulk oil to Neptune's
distributors who commercialize them under their private label primarily in the
U.S., European and Asian neutraceutical markets. Neptune's lead products,
Neptune Krill Oil (NKO®) and ECOKRILL Oil (EKO™), generally come in capsule
form and serve as a dietary supplement to consumers.
Through its subsidiaries Acasti Pharma (Nasdaq:ACST) (TSX-V:APO) and
NeuroBioPharm, in which Neptune respectively holds 57% and 99% of the voting
rights, Neptune is also pursuing opportunities in the medical food and
prescription drug markets. Acasti and NeuroBioPharm respectively focus on the
research and development of safe and therapeutically effective compounds for
highly prevalent atherosclerotic conditions, such as cardiometabolic disorders
and cardiovascular diseases, and for neurodegenerative and inflammation
related conditions. Acasti's lead prescription drug candidate is CaPre®, a
purified high omega-3 phospholipid concentrate derived from Neptune krill oil
being developed to address the prevention and treatment of cardiometabolic
disorders, including hypertriglyceridemia, which is characterized by
abnormally high levels of triglycerides.
Statements in this press release that are not statements of historical or
current fact constitute "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the
U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and Canadian securities
laws. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks,
uncertainties, and other unknown factors that could cause the actual results
of the Company to be materially different from historical results or from any
future results expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. In
addition to statements which explicitly describe such risks and uncertainties,
readers are urged to consider statements labeled with the terms "believes,"
"belief," "expects," "intends," "anticipates," "will," or "plans" to be
uncertain and forward-looking. The forward-looking statements contained herein
are also subject generally to other risks and uncertainties that are described
from time to time in the Company's reports filed with the Securities and
Exchange Commission and the Canadian securities commissions.
CONTACT: Neptune Contact:
Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc.
Andre Godin, CFO
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