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Shimadzu Scientific Instruments and Front Range Biosciences Partner to Establish a Hemp Science Center of Excellence

August 25, 2020

In a recent press release, Business Insider highlights our new partnership with Shimadzu Scientific Instruments (SSI) to establish The FRB Hemp Science Center for Excellence. Located at FRB's facility in Boulder, Colorado, the center will also foster collaborations with researchers from private and public sectors, including academic, nonprofit, and governmental agencies. FRB will work with SSI to expand its existing academic collaborations with renowned institutions across the country, allowing investigators at other institutions to apply for grants to support students, postdoctoral candidates, and other researchers at the Center of Excellence. Read an excerpt from the press release below:

"Front Range Biosciences is honored to partner with the world class team at Shimadzu. Combining their innovative and proven cannabis (and hemp) analytical instrumentation solutions with our next generation breeding program, we will be well positioned to continue advancing the industry with data driven science so we can harness the incredible potential of this incredible plant for therapeutic, wellness, nutrition and industrial applications," said Dr. Jonathan Vaught, CEO and Co-Founder of FRB. "We are confident that with Shimadzu's cutting-edge technology, we will be able to drive forward thinking solutions in this growing industry so we can better serve farmers, producers and consumers."

"Front Range Biosciences is a leader in plant genetics, and we are excited to support their cutting-edge work to advance hemp analysis and breeding science," said Bob Clifford, Ph.D., General Manager of Marketing, Shimadzu Scientific Instruments. "The new technology and methods developed at the Center of Excellence will accelerate the growth of this burgeoning industry by increasing and improving hemp-derived products, not only for oils and fiber, but also for health and wellness applications."

View the full press release here.

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