Affinor Growers Inc.
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Affinor Growers Inc.

March 12, 2015 06:00 ET

Dr. Kaleb Lund of Herbal Analytics Awarded Research Grant From Bastyr University in Washington State for New Drug Discovery

MONTREAL, CANADA--(Marketwired - March 12, 2015) -

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Affinor Growers (CSE:AFI)(FRANKFURT:1AF)(OTCQB:RSSFF) ("Affinor" or the "Corporation) a diversified agriculture and biotechnology company with proprietary vertical farming systems, is pleased to announce that it's Washington State partner Kaleb Lund, Ph.D of Herbal Analytics has received a Faculty/Student Research Seed Grant for the proposal entitled "Standardization of Banisteriopsis caapi: Towards an FDA-approved Phase I Trial of Ayahuasca Tea in Healthy Adults." In collaboration with Leanna Standish, ND, Ph.D of Bastyr University, Dr. Lund and the Herbal Analytics team will be investigating extraction and standardization methods for the purposes of future botanical drug investigations using this sacred plant.

One of the purposes of the Research Seed Grant mechanism is to enable Herbal Analytics to perform a successful pilot study that will lead to a foundation or National Institutes of Health grant application.

Bastyr University is a regionally accredited, globally respected institution of natural health arts and sciences. They are improving the planet through innovative education, research and clinical service. The University has a primary campus in Kenmore, Washington, and a second campus in San Diego, California. Bastyr continues to be in the forefront of developing the model for 21st-century medicine.

"In my opinion this research grant awarded to our scientists and partners in Herbal Analytics opens the door for Affinor Growers to begin taking the steps to become a world leader in large scale drug discovery beginning in the Cannabis industry" commented Brusatore.

Affinor owns 49% of Herbal Analytics, a full service Drug Discovery and analytical consulting laboratory for botanical quality testing and natural product drug development. They are becoming a leader in the industry for guided intelligence in product development and safety testing for medical and recreational Cannabis products in the state of Washington.

Herbal Analytics has extensive herbal product industry experience with an edge using the most efficient and innovative analytical platforms for accurate and rapid results. Herbal Analytics chemical tests have been legitimized and proven, based on Bio Analytical Method Validation for accuracy and precision. The grant from Bastyr University is a major step toward developing products for specific plant and standardization for efficacy.

About Affinor Growers Inc.

Affinor Growers is a diversified publicly traded company on the Canadian Securities Exchange under the symbol ("AFI"). Affinor is focused on growing high quality crops such as romaine lettuce, spinach, strawberries and high quality medical Marijuana. Affinor is committed to becoming a pre-eminent grower, using exclusive vertical farming techniques.

On Behalf of the Board of Directors

AFFINOR GROWERS INC.

Sebastien Plouffe, President & CEO

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