Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, April 5, 2017 – Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. (AESI) announced today that they will be building a state of the art supercritical fluid extraction system to produce high value cannabis extracts for Canada’s Island Garden Inc. (CIGI).

“We are very excited to be introducing our new extraction lab in partnership with Canada’s Island Garden,” says David Campbell, Chief Operating Officer of AESI. “Through our work with CIGI we have designed a state of the art, modular and self-contained supercritical fluid extraction lab. The lab is completely portable and takes up a limited footprint, so it can be shipped from Prince Edward Island across the globe.” The new modular system is expected to be up and running at CIGI in the summer of 2017.

This system is a modular adaptation of AESI’s CO2 extraction systems, which produce contaminant free oil extracts for the global medical marijuana industry. Unlike organic solvent extraction methods, CO2 extraction is clean and green and is quickly becoming the gold standard for residual free cannabis extracts.

“The demand for oil from licensed cannabis producers is consistently increasing, and it is our goal to adapt and respond to this growing demand,” says Edwin Jewell, President of CIGI. “We are thrilled to be entering this market with a company that has a reputation for creating top quality equipment, as it is always our objective to produce an end product that is the most safe and enjoyable for the end consumer. We are confident that we can meet this objective with AESI.”

Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. and Canada’s Island Garden are two of more than 50 companies that make up the Prince Edward Island Bioscience Cluster.


Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. is the first Canadian company currently designing and manufacturing competitively priced, modular, expandable and automated supercritical fluid CO2 extraction equipment for the medical marijuana industry in Canada, and is currently expanding to US and Latin American markets. AESI’ s manufacturing partner, Diversified Metal Engineering LP, is a full service, CRN, ASME, ISO 9000 certified engineering and fabrication facility with over 25 years’ experience in the manufacturing of complex commercial scale pressure systems.

Canada’s Island Garden Inc. operates within a new and highly regulated system under the terms of the Access to Cannabis for Medicinal Purposes Regulations (ACMPR).   As a horticultural business, it also stands on the shoulders of generations of farming Jewells and the culture of Prince Edward Island. The brand new, purpose-built facility is two floors, allowing for 24,000 sq. ft. of total space. The space is currently divided into 4 grow rooms, a mother room, and a nursery, with the rest of the facility is used for storage, drying, trim rooms, showers, etc. They are located in a research park with 13 surrounding acres available for future expansion. CIGI is currently in the process of finalizing a 100,000 sq. ft. expansion, which will include building on to the existing facility as well as adding substantial greenhouse space in order to keep up with the rapidly increasing demand.


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David Campbell
Chief Operating Officer, Advanced Extraction Systems Inc.
david@advancedextractionsystems.com(902) 394-5325
www.advancedextractionsystems.com

Alex Smith
VP of Operations, Canada’s Island Garden
(902) 370-5500
www.canadasislandgarden.com

CHARLOTTETOWN, PE–(Marketwired – June 21, 2016) – Advanced Extraction Systems Inc. (AESI) is pleased to announce the completion of an agreement with Canopy Growth Corporation (Canopy Growth) (TSX VENTURE: CGC) to build a custom made CO2 Supercritical Fluid Extraction System for the purpose of producing high-quality cannabis extracts on an industrial scale.
“Our CO2 extraction systems will enable large-scale production of highly-defined, contaminant‐free, oil-extracts for the global medical marijuana industry. Unlike organic solvent extraction methods, CO2 extraction is clean and green and is quickly becoming the gold standard for residual-free cannabis extracts,” stated AESI Chief Operating Officer, David Campbell.

“This partnership is unique in that AESI’s scientific team will be able to work with Tweed and Bedrocan’s extraction team to optimize extraction conditions, increase overall productivity, and demonstrate the potential of sophisticated CO2 extraction systems to produce defined natural product compositions at an industrial scale under cGMP conditions,” said AESI’s Scientific Advisory Board Chairperson, Dr. Janice Thompson.

“Our extracted oil products have been very popular since being launched to our medical customers earlier this year. Looking forward to a broader legal marijuana market, we know we’ll need greater capacity and AESI’s industrial-scale technology will help us meet the growing demand we’re forecasting,” said Bruce Linton, Chairman & CEO, Canopy Growth.

AESI is the first and only Canadian company currently designing and manufacturing competitively priced, modular, expandable and automated supercritical fluid CO2 extraction equipment for the medical marijuana industry in Canada. AESI is currently expanding to U.S. and Latin American markets. AESI’s manufacturing partner- Diversified Metal Engineering LP is a full service, CRN, ASME, ISO 9000 Certified engineering and fabrication facility with over 25 years experience in the manufacturing of complex commercial scale pressure systems.

Canopy Growth was the first federally regulated, publicly traded medical marijuana company in North America. Canopy Growth will use AESI’s system to produce cannabis extraction-based products for customers of its wholly owned subsidiaries Tweed Inc. and Bedrocan Canada Inc.


CONTACT INFORMATION
David Campbell
Chief Operating Officer, Advanced Extraction Systems Inc.

Website: www.advancedextractionsystems.com
Email: david@advancedextractionsystems.com
Phone: (902) 394-5325