Monday, April 19, 2004

Martek and DSM Enter Into New Agreement on Arachidonic Acid Production, Supply and R&DMonday April 19, 9:18 am ET
"COLUMBIA, Md. and DELFT, Netherlands, April 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Martek Biosciences Corporation (Nasdaq: MATK - News) and DSM Food Specialties B.V. (DSM) today announced that they have entered into a new agreement extending the existing relationship between the two companies involving the production and supply of arachidonic acid (ARA). ARA is a long-chain fatty acid which, in combination with docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), supports infant brain development. Under this agreement, the companies will increase production of ARA, cross license certain intellectual property relating to ARA, and perform joint research and development to expand applications for ARA...."