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AGRIMAX TO EXPAND SALES AND MARKETING TO SOUTHEASTERN U.S.

    MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Epitope Inc. (AMEX: EPT) announced today that Agrimax, a wholly owned subsidiary of Epitope will expand its sales and marketing areas of the Fresche Blossoms(TM) product to include the Southeastern U.S market.
    "Production facilities will open this fall in the Southeast to support the increase in demand from all classes of trade.  The Minneapolis-St. Paul site will continue to serve Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Iowa, Wisconsin and other adjacent marketing areas," stated John Haaland, president and chief executive officer of Agrimax.  In addition to the packaged flowers, Agrimax has introduced a new preservative, Fresche Blossoms Bloom Life Extender for retail and consumer use, Haaland added.
    Agrimax is a manufacturer of novel fresh-cut flower product called Fresche Blossoms.  Using an innovative packaging system and a proprietary preservative, Everguard(TM), Fresche Blossoms extends the life of fresh-cut flowers.
    Epitope Inc. is an Oregon biotechnology company which develops and markets products for the detection of AIDS and other indications and, through its agricultural units, superior new plants and related products.
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    CONTACT: Roxanne Bakula of Agrimax, 612-649-1720
    (EPT) CO:  EPITOPE INC.; AGRIMAX IN:  MTC ST:  MN


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