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RDC announces its investment to Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd.

Photo: Dr. Jiankang Wang (Research Scientist) with Honourable Terry French Minister (Innovation, Business and Rural Development)

Photo: Dr. Jiankang Wang (Research Scientist) with Honourable Terry French Minister (Innovation, Business and Rural Development)

The Research & Development Corporation (RDC) announced its investment to Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd. in assisting the investigation of formulation and commercialization of value-added health products containing birch tree sap and other natural biomass bio-actives. Through the Voucher project Semintha will engage the services of Bio|Food|Tech (BFT), a nationally accredited food and bio-processing lab owned by the Government of Prince Edward Island. BioFoodTech will provide technical assistance in developing a birch sap beverage product blended with fruit concentrate. The investment to this project is $12,437 with total project costs of $16,583.

Honourable Terry F...

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Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd. completes its first significant Birch Sap Harvest

St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada – 04 June 2013 – “Semintha Nutraceuticals Ltd. has completed its first significant harvest of birch sap on its leased lands at Home Pond, Central Newfoundland” announced company President and CEO, Nicholas P. Katsepontes.

“Birch sap is harvested in the spring as birch trees emerge from winter hibernation. The 2013 harvest product will be used for research and development of new products over the next 12 months as well as the current products developed and taken to market by the Company” stated CEO Katsepontes.

“Harvest conditions in Central Newfoundland were optimal in light of the late Spring resulting in a good yield and quality of birch sap with some issues relating to roads and mud conditions impacting access” noted the Company’s Chief Har...

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