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LAND O'LAKES SUBSIDIARY MERGES INTO NEW BIOTECH FIRM

 LAND O'LAKES SUBSIDIARY MERGES INTO NEW BIOTECH FIRM
 /ADVANCE/ ST. PAUL, Minn., May 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Land O'Lakes


announced that its subsidiary Procor Technologies, Inc., which has been engaged in the research and development of biopharmaceutical products for humans and animals, will merge into a new firm, GalaGen Inc.
 GalaGen, which will be headquartered in the Twin Cities, will pursue the development of biopharmaceutical products from milk for use in humans. Following the merger, GalaGen will be owned by Land O'Lakes and private investors.
 Land O'Lakes began extensive testing of specific antibodies found in cows' colostrum and milk in the early 1980s. Application of this research led to the production of three currently marketed, antibody- based products for animals. Land O'Lakes will retain the rights to use the antibody-based technology to produce animal health care products in the future.
 GalaGen will focus its efforts on the development of human biopharmaceutical products from milk. In addition, the company is in the process of expanding its technology base to produce other biopharmaceutical products.
 Land O'Lakes is a Twin Cities-based food and agricultural cooperative owned by farmers, ranchers and local cooperatives in 15 states. It provides agricultural supplies to more than 1,600 local cooperatives serving 300,000 farmer, and it procures milk from more than 6,000 Upper Midwest dairy producers. The cooperative is widely recognized for more than 600 food products it markets in the United States.
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 /CONTACT: Terry Nagle of Land O'Lakes, 612-481-2271/ CO: Land O'Lakes ST: Minnesota IN: FOD SU: TNM


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