MPI Manuka Honey Science program synthesizing Leptosperin chemical marker

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From: John Hill

Dear Ministry for Primary Industries,

Please advise the following on the chemical marker leptosperin

Has any scientific work been carried out to synthesize the chemical marker Leptosperin by MPI
Has MPI found if there been any synthetic Leptosperin been produced globally ?
If there has been what would the cost per gram be to produce it.
Has MPI been able to produce Leptosperin synthetically?
If there has been what would the cost per gram be to produce it.

If none has been produced synthetically what would be the hypothetical cost t o produce it on a commercial scale

Yours faithfully,

John Hill

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Dear John

Please see attached response to request considered under Official Information Act received 19 April 2017.

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