News | October 7, 2004

Mannatech At The Emerging Technology Conference At MIT

Mannatech, Inc. (Nasdaq:MTEX) announced today its participation in the 2nd Annual Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT on September 29-30, 2004. In last year's February 2003 issue of Technology Review magazine, an MIT Enterprise, Glycomics was named in its annual innovation issue as one of the "10 Emerging Technologies That Will Change the World."

Glycomics is a discipline of biology that deals with the structure and function of oligosaccharides (chain of sugar). This year Mannatech was one of 25 exhibitors selected from a pool of 120 showcase applicants by Technology Review. The conference gives companies an opportunity to present their breaking technology to an international audience of entrepreneurs, inventors, and investors. Mannatech was the only dietary supplement company that participated in this event. Mannatech's booth, "Mannatech's Glyconutritional Supplements: The Good Sugars" was presented by Ms. Jane Ramberg, Director of Product Substantiation at Mannatech and Dr. Robert Murray, a biochemist and member of the Editorial Board of Mannatech's online scientific journal, GlycoScience & Nutrition.

The event kicked off Wednesday morning, September 29th, with keynote speaker Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web and director of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). A special discussion on "Emerging Technologies that Will Change the World, The Innovator's View" included participants: Steve Wozniak, Co-Founder of Apple Computers and CEO of Wheels of Zeus; Dr. Kari Stefansson, CEO of decode genetics, Inc; and J. Craig Venter, PhD, President of The Center for the Advancement of Genomics.

Event Summary

The 2nd Annual Emerging Technologies Conference at MIT showcases the technologies poised to make dramatic impact on our world. This two-day event brings together world-renowned innovators and leaders in technology and business for keynote, panel and breakout discussions that center on the transformative technological innovations certain to better our lives, create opportunities, and fuel economic growth. Last year, more than 1,000 business and science and technology professionals from 36 states and 41 countries attended the 1st Annual Emerging Technology Conference at MIT and attendance this year was equally diverse.