DSM makes great strides in production processes for Resvida trans-resveratrol, resulting in significantly improved cost position

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SM Nutritional Products, the global leader in vitamins, carotenoids and functional health ingredients, today announced that advances in manufacturing will allow the company to provide lower pricing, effective January 2010 for resVida® brand of trans-resveratrol.



DSM cited significant progress in process efficiencies and technology optimization in the production of its resVida® 99% pure trans-resveratrol. In addition, an increased number of resVida® launches in the food, beverage and supplement markets has resulted in improved manufacturing economies of scale. Also contributing to this growth is the rising awareness of resveratrol among US adults.



“Recent data indicates a major increase in consumer awareness of resveratrol (up more than

4-fold over prior year to 23% (MultiSponsor Surveys, Oct 2008)), further indicating explosive growth potential,” said Reto Rieder, Sr. Marketing Manager of DSM Nutritional Products, Inc.



DSM’s resVida® is the leading trans-resveratrol that has been self-affirmed GRAS by an independent panel of experts and is supported by a DSM’s comprehensive safety package, which has been recently published in Food and Chemical Toxicology 47 (2009) 2170-2182.



resVida® trans-resveratrol has been chosen by internationally recognized research institutions that are currently conducting human clinical trials researching the effects of trans-resveratrol on cardiovascular health, aging and other health benefit areas. Positive results from the first human study demonstrating effects on cardiovascular health will be presented early December 2009 at the International Polyphenol and Health Conference in the UK.



“Initial trans-resveratrol offerings had the challenge of small scale production, limited sales and high production costs,” said Reto Rieder, “With improvements in DSM’s manufacturing processes and continuous increases in demand for resVida® brand trans-resveratrol, we will be able to share the reduced costs with our customers.”



DSM Nutritional Products sets the standard with resVida® brand resveratrol. For more information, please contact DSM at 800-526-0189 or visit us at : www.resVida.com



About DSM Nutritional Products

DSM Nutritional Products is the world’s leading supplier of vitamins, carotenoids and other fine chemicals to the feed, food, pharmaceutical and personal care industries. The business has sales of about EUR 2 billion and a long tradition as a pioneer in the discovery of new products, new formulations and attractive applications for all industry segments. More information: www.unlimitednutrition-na.dsm.com and www.qualityforlife.com



DSM – the Life Sciences and Material Sciences Company

Royal DSM N.V. creates innovative products and services in Life Sciences and Material Sciences that contribute to the quality of life. DSM’s products and services are used globally in a wide range of markets and applications, supporting a healthier, more sustainable and more enjoyable way of life. End markets include human and animal nutrition and health, personal care, pharmaceuticals, automotive, coatings and paint, electric and electronics, life protection and housing. DSM has annual net sales of EUR 9.3 billion and employs some 23,500 people worldwide. The company is headquartered in the Netherlands, with locations on five continents. DSM is listed on the Euronext Amsterdam. More information: www.dsm.com