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Star Scientific Announces Registration Approval From Premier Testing Laboratory, HFL Sport Science, For Anatabloc® Dietary Supplement

GLEN ALLEN, Va., April 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Star Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: STSI) is pleased to announce that its Anatabloc® dietary supplement has qualified as an Informed-Sport Registered Product by HFL Sport Science, part of LGC Group and a recognized world leader in doping control for almost 50 years.  This qualification permits Star Scientific to use HFL's "Informed-Sport" and "Informed-Choice" trademarks on Registered Products, providing assurance that these products have been tested for substances prohibited in sport.  To meet HFL's Informed-Sport ongoing testing requirements, every batch of Anatabloc® will be tested by HFL for the presence of more than 147 prohibited substances listed by athletic associations, such as WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), USOC (United States Olympic Committee), NFL, MLB, NCAA, NBA, NHL, PGA, and WPGA.  In addition to ongoing batch testing of the product itself, HFL's Informed-Sport program required rigorous pre-registration sample testing and inspection of the product and the quality controls related to its manufacturing.

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HFL Sport Science Manager, Paul Klinger, stated, "Consumers can be confident that Anatabloc® has undergone the highest level of testing for prohibited substances in sport and has undergone a rigorous manufacturing review to ensure there is little risk of cross contamination during the production process."

David Dean, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Star Scientific, stated, "We are honored to be associated with HFL Sport Science, one of the world's premier independent drug surveillance laboratories, and are proud to be able to display the Informed-Choice logo on all of our product labeling for our Anatabloc® dietary supplement. The Informed-Choice seal of approval is a distinction many dietary supplements are never able to reach."

Tennis professional and Anatabloc Brand Ambassador, John Isner, who recently won the US Men's Clay Court Championship, stated, "I have been a daily user of Anatabloc® for months and was recently tested by both USADA and WADA.  I am confident in Anatabloc® as a supplement and am happy to be a part of the Anatabloc® Team."

Certain statements contained in this release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such statements include, but are not limited to statements identified by words such as "believes," "expects," "anticipates," "estimates," "intends," "plans," "targets," "projects" and similar expressions. The statements in this release are based upon the current beliefs and expectations of our company's management and are subject to significant risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ from those set forth in the forward-looking statements. Numerous factors could cause or contribute to such differences, including, but not limited to, results of clinical trials and/or other studies, the challenges inherent in new product development initiatives, including the continued development and market acceptance of our nutraceutical dietary supplements products, the effect of any competitive products, our ability to license and protect our intellectual property, our ability to raise additional capital in the future that is necessary to maintain our business, changes in government policy and/or regulation, potential litigation by or against us and any governmental review of our products or practices, as well as other risks discussed from time to time in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including, without limitation, our annual report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2012. We undertake no duty to update any forward-looking statement or any information contained in this press release or in other public disclosures at any time.

About Star Scientific Star Scientific, Inc. is a technology-oriented company with a mission to promote maintenance of a healthy metabolism and lifestyle. Through its wholly owned subsidiary, Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals, Star Scientific has been engaged in the manufacturing, sale, and marketing of two nutraceutical dietary supplements, a cosmetic facial cream, 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.

Contact: Talhia T. Tuck Vice President, Communications and Investor Relations Star Scientific, Inc. (202)887-5100 ttuck@starscientific.com

SOURCE Star Scientific, Inc.

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