Intelligent Design

Frazier, Donald
October 2009
Forbes Asia;10/19/2009, Vol. 5 Issue 16, p28
The article discusses the effectiveness of MicroBlue cigarette filter developed by Filligent. By blocking carcinogens, the filter makes cigarettes less dangerous. According to Melissa Mowbray-d'Arbela, cofounder and chief executive officer (CEO) of Filligent, a less dangerous cigarette is good for those who are unsuccessful in quitting smoking. Filligent's chief operating officer, Ben Frickel says that tremendous feedback has been received from Chinese officials regarding the filter.


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