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Star Scientific, Inc. is a technology-oriented company with a mission to promote maintenance of a healthy metabolism and lifestyle. Since the incorporation of our Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals subsidiary in 2007, we have focused on utilizing certain alkaloids found in the Solanacea family of plants, which includes potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplants, initially to address issues related to the desire to smoke cigarettes or use other traditional tobacco products. More recently, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals has been concentrating on the anti-inflammatory aspects of one of those alkaloids, anatabine. We believe our research and development efforts relating to the anatabine alkaloid have positioned us to utilize our technology to develop a range of non-nicotine dietary supplements and related pharmaceutical products that could be beneficial in maintaining a healthy metabolism and in supporting good nutrition. We anticipate that our dietary supplements and other related products could have a positive impact on certain diseases and conditions.
Currently, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals manufactures and sells two nutraceutical dietary supplements: Anatabloc® and Anatabloc® Unflavored, for anti-inflammatory support, and CigRx®, for assistance in fighting the urge to smoke cigarettes. In addition, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals has been engaged in the development of other dietary supplements and pharmaceutical products, particularly products that have a botanical- based component and that are designed to provide nutritional support in a range of neurological conditions, including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, schizophrenia, depression, and Hashimoto’s thyroiditis. Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals also has been involved in the development of a cosmetic line of products that utilizes our anatabine compound to improve the appearance of the skin and introduced Anatabloc® Face Cream in September 2012.
Since the 1990s, we also have sought to develop processes that significantly prevent the formation of one of the most abundant and significant groups of carcinogens, tobacco specific nitrosamines (“TSNA”), found in tobacco and tobacco smoke. Our development of technology for reducing levels of TSNA led us to focus on the development of non-nicotine tobacco-based pharmaceutical products and the non-nicotine dietary supplements that we are pursuing through Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals. As a result, we are uniquely positioned to pursue a range of world-wide licensing opportunities related to our underlying technology and products.
We invite you to learn more about Star Scientific, Inc. and our products by referring to the contents on this website, www.starscientific.com, and our product specific websites, www.anatabloc.com and www.cigrx.com.