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Star Scientific Comments on Roskamp Institute's Plans to Conduct Human Alzheimer's Clinical Trials Using a Compound (RCP-006) Developed by Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Date:10/7/2010

GLEN ALLEN, Va., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (Nasdaq:  CIGX) has issued the following comment by Paul L. Perito, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals' Chairman and CEO:

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"We are gratified that the Roskamp Institute, a highly credentialed scientific foundation, has made a significant medical discovery that we believe holds the potential for creating a therapy that could play a role in alleviating the scourge of Alzheimer's Disease.  We are equally grateful that our talented scientific and medical team, inspired by the creativity of our parent company's founder, Jonnie R. Williams, has developed a compound, RCP-006, which the Roskamp Institute believes merits human clinical trials.  We trust that these trials will determine the effectiveness of RCP-006 in treating this debilitating disease.Star Scientific has acted expeditiously to protect our company's intellectual property rights and, in that regard, has filed patent applications with the PTO relating to the formulation of the RCP-006 compound and its multiple uses.  

On April 7, 2010, Star Scientific announced that it had finalized a Research and Royalty Agreement with the Roskamp Institute affiliate, SRQ BIO, LLC.  To date, extensive pre-clinical research has been conducted under that agreement."  

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