Star Scientific Announces Tennis Pro John Isner, ATP #1 Ranked US Player, as
Second Brand Ambassador for Anatabloc®
GLEN ALLEN, Va., Jan. 7, 2013
GLEN ALLEN, Va., Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ:
STSI), today announced that John Isner, the top-ranked American player on the
ATP World Tour, will be the next brand ambassador for the Company's Anatabloc®
dietary supplement for anti‐inflammatory support. Isner is the second brand
ambassador for Anatabloc®, joining PGA Tour champion Fred Couples.
Since the start of his professional career in 2007, after completing four
years at the University of Georgia, Isner has been recognized as one of the
rising stars of American tennis. Some of Isner's accomplishments include
winning five ATP tour titles, leading the United States to the 2012 Davis Cup
semifinal, winning the longest match in tennis history at Wimbledon in 2010,
defeating world #1 Novak Djokovic and former world #1 Roger Federer during the
first half of the 2012 season, and reaching the quarterfinals of the 2012
London Olympics. Isner also broke into the ATP top 10 during the 2012 season
and is often considered a future Grand Slam contender.
Isner recently learned about the benefits of Anatabloc® and started using the
supplement to help provide anti-inflammatory support naturally. "Anatabloc
has allowed me to stay on the court longer and in the gym longer, while at the
same time helping with the recovery process. I simply do not feel as sore and
fatigued as I have in the past," Isner stated.
"We are extremely proud to have John teaming up with Anatabloc®, a product
that is becoming increasingly popular in the world of professional athletics,"
said Isner's manager, Sam Duvall, Vice President at Lagardere Unlimited
"John is a phenomenal athlete who has become a giant in the world of tennis,"
stated David Dean, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Star Scientific,
Inc. "He will be a tremendous partner for Star Scientific as he helps spread
the word about Anatabloc®, and the difference it is making in his game. We are
excited to have him as an Anatabloc® brand ambassador. Sales continue to grow
and we are looking forward to a great year ahead."
Isner's decision to become an Anatabloc® brand ambassador coincides with the
Company's results of testing from HFL Sport Science, one of the leading
organizations in doping control and research. HFL Sport Science batch tested
Anatabloc® for the presence of a wide range of more than 147 prohibited
substances using HFL's ISO17025 accredited nutritional supplement screens. The
testing found Anatabloc® to contain no banned substances.
PGA Tour Professional Fred Couples, the Company's first Anatabloc® Brand
Ambassador, continues in his role as a principal spokesman for the product,
and is excited to see Anatabloc® growing and spreading into different areas of
professional athletics. Couples will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of
Fame in 2013 and will serve as Captain of The 2013 Presidents Cup.
Paul L. Perito, Chairman, COO, and President of Star Scientific, Inc.
commented, "We are proud to have both Fred and John on board. We are hopeful
that their success with the product will encourage other athletes and active
individuals to try Anatabloc® and spread the word. Now that HFL Sport Science
has concluded its vigorous testing of Anatabloc®, we look forward to expanding
our presence and helping all types of athletes and active individuals reach
their full potential."
Anatabloc® can be purchased at GNC Stores nationwide, and at www.GNC.com and
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About Star Scientific
Star Scientific, Inc. is a technology-oriented company with a mission to
promote maintenance of a healthy metabolism and lifestyle. Over the last
several years, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Rock Creek
Pharmaceuticals, Star Scientific has been engaged in the manufacturing, sale,
and marketing of two nutraceutical dietary supplements, and the development of
other nutraceuticals and pharmaceuticals. The company also continues to pursue
the licensing of the technology behind its proprietary StarCured® curing
process and its related products. Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals has scientific
and research offices in Gloucester, MA, and a regulatory office in Washington,
DC. Star Scientific has a Corporate and Sales Office in Glen Allen, VA, and an
Executive, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs office in Washington, DC.
Talhia T. Tuck
Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations
Star Scientific, Inc.
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