Root Sciences announces Scitek as distribution representative

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Root Sciences and Scitek announce distribution agreement to provide world-class extraction and distillation technologies to the cannabis/hemp industries in Australia and New Zealand

Root Sciences announces Scitek as International Distribution Representatives, offering premium equipment and support services for hemp and cannabis processing facilities in Australia and New Zealand. Scitek will represent Root Sciences’ premium German equipment lines manufactured by DEVEX (cold ethanol extraction) and VTA (short path, wiped film cannabinoid distillation). These manufacturers have decades of experience with these technologies in other industries and work exclusively with Root Sciences to produce systems designed for the unique specifications of the cannabis and hemp industries.

“As regulatory reforms continue worldwide and the medical benefits of CBD and THC are researched, the industry is expanding at an incredible rate. Australian health regulators expect the number of medical cannabis prescriptions will more than double to at least 70,000 in 2020, according to MJBizDaily. Beyond the domestic patient base, Australia and New Zealand manufacturers of cannabis-derived medicine are positioning themselves to supply key global markets including Germany, the United Kingdom, and the Asia region. We look forward to working with Scitek to bring industry-leading technology and R&D to Australia and New Zealand and to deliver ongoing benefits for the end consumer and the industry. Scitek has a lengthy history of providing superior technology and engineering services to these markets and their skills and experience will be an excellent addition to our global coverage.”

  • Forrest Didier, Chief Executive Officer, Root Sciences

“As a leader in the industry, Root Sciences has demonstrated a visionary approach, first with wiped film short path distillation equipment from VTA, which achieves leading purity in cannabis products, and now with cryo-ethanol extraction equipment from DEVEX, that dramatically reduces the biomass extraction and refining process. With all products made under strict pharmaceutical GMP conditions, Australia and New Zealand - together with Canada - are leading the global industry of cannabis-derived pharmaceuticals. With longstanding experience in the global pharma industry, Devex, VTA - and their cannabis industry expert partner Root Sciences - are particularly well-positioned to supply GMP production tools into the cannabis industry here. We are excited to be working with Root Sciences to bring industry-leading GMP cannabis manufacturing tools to our region.”

  • Tobias Schappeler, Managing Director, Scitek Australia

About Root Sciences:
Root Sciences is the global leader in the distribution of equipment and support services for processing facilities in the cannabis and hemp industries, representing premium extraction, distillation, and other post-processing technologies. Founded in 2016, Root Sciences has clients in Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North and South America. For more information, visit

About Scitek:
Scitek is a leading provider of high-end equipment to the scientific and pharmaceutical community in Australia and New Zealand. Their cannabis and hemp industry product portfolio is true end-to-end - from biomass to API. Scitek covers all key cannabis processing technologies including drying, milling, extraction, winterization, distillation and isolate production. Scitek places heavy focus on local service capabilities and offers turnkey service from initial consultation to ongoing production support.

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