Canada's Best-Selling Soymilk Now Available with Martek's life'sDHA

    COLUMBIA, Md., March 4 /CNW/ -- Martek Biosciences (Nasdaq:   MATK)
announced today that life'sDHA, its patented, vegetarian form of DHA-omega 3
for brain, eye and heart health, is available in new So Good Omega DHA
Soymilk. Produced by Soyaworld Inc., So Good is Canada's best- selling soymilk
brand. Available in original or vanilla flavor, So Good Omega DHA Soymilk is
now available in at major retailers throughout Canada.
    "So Good Omega DHA Soymilk with life'sDHA is ideal for consumers who want
to increase their DHA intake with foods they already buy and enjoy," said
David Abramson, Martek president. "We're pleased to be working with Soyaworld
Inc. to offer a trusted, vegetarian and contaminant-free alternative to get
the important health benefits of DHA in the most popular soymilk brand in
    DHA (docosahexaenoic acid) omega-3 is a long-chain omega-3 fatty acid
that serves as a primary building block for the brain and the eyes and
supports brain, eye and cardiovascular health throughout life. There is a
large and growing body of scientific evidence demonstrating that people of all
ages, from infants to aging adults, benefit from an adequate supply of DHA
omega-3 in their diets. Scientific reviews have noted the importance of DHA
omega-3 in proper brain and eye development and function, and there are
clinical studies underway to evaluate its role in decreasing the prevalence of
certain neurological disorders.
    Fish are often thought to be the only source of DHA omega-3. However,
life'sDHA offers a trusted, vegetarian form of DHA that contains no oceanic
pollutants and toxins. Fish are good sources of DHA because of the DHA-rich
microalgae in their food chain; life'sDHA is derived from microalgae and
produced in an FDA-inspected facility from start to finish using a sustainable
source that does not deplete ocean resources. life'sDHA is found in numerous
foods, beverages and supplements for people of all ages. It is also the only
source of DHA used in U.S. infant formula and is available in more than 90
percent of the formulas on the U.S. market.
    Soyaworld Inc. is one of North America's largest manufacturers of fresh
soy beverages and dairy-free products. Based in Burnaby, British Columbia,
Soyaworld markets So Good, Canada's leading soy beverage brand, along with the
So Nice and Sunrise soy beverage brands, and Ryza, a whole grain rice beverage
brand. Its products are sold in Canada as well as the United States, Hong Kong
and Korea. The company has production facilities in Brampton and Toronto,
Ontario, and Delta, British Columbia.  For more information on Soyaworld,
visit  To obtain more information on So Good Omega DHA
Soymilk, or for a store locator, visit
    Martek Biosciences Corporation (Nasdaq:   MATK) 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, and
supplements. The company also produces life'sARA(TM) (arachidonic acid), an
omega-6 fatty acid, from a sustainable, vegetarian source, for use in infant
formula. For more information on Martek Biosciences Corporation, visit To obtain a complete list of products containing life'sDHA,
    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, 2007 and other filed reports on Form 10-K, Form 10-K/A, Form
10-Q and Form 8-K.

    Cassie France-Kelly
    Consumer and Trade Media
    Martek Biosciences
    (443) 542-2116

    Kyle Stults
    Investor Relations
    Martek Biosciences
    (410) 740-0081

For further information:

For further information: Cassie France-Kelly, Consumer and Trade Media, 
+1-443-542-2116,, or Kyle Stults, Investor Relations, 
+1-410-740-0081,, both of Martek Biosciences Web Site:                

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