A leading producer of recombinant proteins using tobacco plants. Building a better tomorrow.

Kentucky BioProcessing, Inc. (KBP), a subsidiary of Reynolds American Inc. and a member of the British American Tobacco Group, is a world leader in using tobacco plants to express, extract and purify proteins for use as vaccines and other pharmaceuticals.

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Who We Are

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Experts in expressing, extracting and purifying animal-free proteins using a plant of the Nicotiana (tobacco) species.

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What We Do

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Develop and execute processes to transform tobacco plants into “biomanufacturing plants” that efficiently produce proteins they would not otherwise produce.

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Our Processes

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We use licensed and proprietary technologies to temporarily encode tobacco plants with the genetic instructions to produce specific target proteins.

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Our Partners

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We collaborate with a variety of commercial and governmental organizations to help develop biopharmaceuticals and explore new uses for the tobacco plant and its components.