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01 June 2015

Research group produces medicine from sunshine and tobacco

A group of researchers at Department for Plant and Environmental Sciences have developed a small factory in a greenhouse where tobacco plants are producing the herbal medicinal product forskolin.

Professor Poul Erik Jensen and Professor Birger Lindberg Møller have demonstrated that it is possible to use the chloroplast in the tobacco plant to produce forskolin, which is used in sleeping medicine, weight-loss pills and against heart diseases.

You can read the full article in Ingeniøren.