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Cyanotech's Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica® Achieves the Highest Nutritional Content Ever Recorded
— One serving has more antioxidants than five servings of vegetables —

KAILUA KONA, Hawaii (January 30, 2009) — Cyanotech Corporation (Nasdaq: CYAN), a world leader in producing high-value nutrition and health products from microalgae, today announced the release of a nutritionally superior Hawaiian Spirulina, exceeding any previously recorded naturally cultivated nutrient content.

Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica® is the ultimate superfood and the most complete natural food source in the world. It is high in mixed Carotenoids, GLA, Chromium and an excellent source of Vitamins A, B12, K, Potassium, Manganese and Iron. One serving of Spirulina Pacifica provides more antioxidants and anti-inflammatory activity than the five servings of vegetables recommended daily by the USDA, as well as 50% of the recommended daily allowance for Iron.

“In our effort to be the global leader in high-value Spirulina, we implemented a new cultivation strategy which has led to these exciting results,” said Andrew H. Jacobson, President and CEO of Cyanotech. “This strategy, combined with our continuous cultivation methods, strict quality standards and patented Ocean Chill drying technology, solidifies our exceptional value proposition and nutritional leadership in the marketplace. Spirulina Pacifica has the highest nutritional content available among competing Spirulina brands.”

Cyanotech’s Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica supports immune, eye and cellular health, promotes energy and now includes:

• 167% more Zeaxanthin
• 200% more Iron
• 15% more Total Carotenoids
• 62% more Vitamin B-12

Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica has been reviewed and awarded GRAS status (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA for use in all food, beverage and supplement applications. In addition, all products produced are, Kosher, GMP- and ISO-certified. Spirulina Pacifica is ideally positioned to address the rising consumer demand for natural and nutritionally enhanced foods and beverages.

Cyanotech’s location in a Biosecure Zone in Kona, Hawaii and its integrated culture management system provides a growing environment free of contaminants, pesticides, industrial pollution and herbicides. Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica is exclusively cultivated in an environment most similar to nature, using 100% potable drinking water from Hawaiian aquifers, and pure deep ocean water with 94 trace minerals to deliver a superior product with the highest nutritional content available.

Cyanotech Corporation is the world’s leader in microalgae technology, producing BioAstin® Natural Astaxanthin and Hawaiian Spirulina Pacifica®—all natural, functional nutrients that leverage our experience and reputation for quality, and building nutritional brands which promote health and well being. Cyanotech's spirulina, FDA reviewed and accepted as Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) for use as a food ingredient, augments energy and immune response. BioAstin's benefits derive from its superior antioxidant activity and from its ability to support and maintain natural inflammatory response, enhancing skin, muscle and joint health. Cyanotech produces these products from microalgae grown at its 90-acre facility in Kona, Hawaii using patented and proprietary technology and distributes them to nutritional supplement, nutraceutical and cosmeceutical makers and marketers in more than 40 countries worldwide. Cyanotech was the first microalgae company in the world to obtain ISO 9001:2000. Visit www.cyanotech.com for more information.

“Safe Harbor” Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995
Except for statements of historical fact, the statements in this press release are forward-looking. Such statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made. These factors include, but are not limited to, general economic conditions, forecasts of sales in future periods, changes in sales levels to our largest customers, weather patterns, production problems caused by contamination, risks associated with the acceptance of new products, competition, foreign exchange fluctuations, government regulation, and other factors more fully detailed in the Company’s recent Form 10-Q and annual form 10-K filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Contact:
Bruce Russell: [email protected]
(310) 559-4955 x101



 

 
 
 
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