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22nd Century to open new laboratories

| November 30, 2015

22nd Century Group, a plant biotechnology company and leader in tobacco harm reduction, has announced that it will open specialized laboratories in western New York, USA, dedicated to new scientific research at substantially lower costs than sponsored research projects at third-party universities.

Paul J. Rushton, Ph.D., the company’s vice president of plant biotechnology, will lead the new scientific initiative. The laboratories will accelerate the development of new nicotine-free tobacco varieties as well as the invention of important tobacco products.

“This is a very exciting time for our company,” said Rushton. “Our new laboratories will provide 22nd Century with the in-house capabilities to rapidly expand our genomics-based research and to accelerate commercialization of our technologies.”


Microbac receives tobacco import license

| May 1, 2013

Less than one year after establishing its Center of Excellence for Tobacco Products, the Microbac Laboratories Wilson (NC) Division received its tobacco products import license from the Alcohol, Tobacco Taxation Board (TTB).

The laboratory has a long history in tobacco as a raw agricultural commodity, providing testing services on crop protection agents to the local, national and international tobacco-growing markets. The import license allows Microbac to import manufactured tobacco products, such as cigars and cigarettes for analysis of tobacco and smoke constituents, as well as provide fire standards (ignition propensity) compliance services.

“The ability to import products for the purpose of testing to a regulatory standard is a key enabling feature of Microbac’s long-term growth strategy in tobacco testing,” says James Nokes, Microbac’s President.

Reporting of tobacco and smoke constituents is required in Canada and Brazil, and is the subject of the soon-to-be-revised Tobacco Products Directive in the European Union.