Epitope Inc. announced Wednesday an agreement in principleunder which its wholly owned subsidiary, Agritope, willacquire the remaining common stock of Agrimax Inc. Agrimaxhas been a 50 percent-owned subsidiary of Agritope since1991. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Epitope also announced that Agrimax has introduced FrescheBlossoms, which extends the bloom life of cut flowers, using apackaging system and a preservative. Fresche Blossoms wastest-marketed in St. Paul and Minneapolis in late May and willbe available in stores around the Twin Cities in the near future.

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