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Tetra Bio-Pharma Accelerates its European Drug Registration Activities

11 September, 2018
PPP001 and PPP005 Eligible for Marketing Approval

ORLEANS, Ontario, Sept. 11, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. ("Tetra" or the "Corporation") (TSX VENTURE: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF), a global leader in cannabinoid-based drug development and discovery, announced today that it is accelerating the submission of a pre-marketing application for the registration of its cannabis drugs PPP001 and PPP005 under Directive 2001/83/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council. 

This directive provides Tetra Bio-Pharma with the legal and regulatory framework needed to submit its pre-marketing application for its cannabis drugs.  According to Dr. Guy Chamberland, Interim CEO and CSO, “the corporation has performed its own clinical trials and has sufficient quality and clinical trial data to initiate the application for the registration of PPP001 and PPP005 under the Directive 2001/83/EC.  Tetra intends to pursue a Full Market Authorisation since it has a dossier supporting the medicinal product’s quality, safety, and efficacy.”

All of Tetra’s clinical trials were performed with the same quality of evidence required by the National Competent authorities approving medicines/drugs.  Tetra has completed several well-designed safety, pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic studies in healthy volunteers and also has two ongoing, well-designed clinical trials in patients.  These trials are all double-blind, randomized and placebo controlled.   

A bout Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Tetra Bio-Pharma (TSX-V: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF) is a biopharmaceutical leader in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and development with a Health Canada approved, and FDA reviewed, clinical program aimed at bringing novel prescription drugs and treatments to patients and their healthcare providers. The Company has several subsidiaries engaged in the development of an advanced and growing pipeline of Bio Pharmaceuticals, Natural Health and Veterinary Products containing cannabis and other medicinal plant-based elements. With patients at the core of what we do, Tetra Bio-Pharma is focused on providing rigorous scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators, physicians and insurance companies.

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Source: Tetra Bio-Pharma

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Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words "may", "will", "should", "continue", "expect", "anticipate", "estimate", "believe", "intend", "plan" or "project" or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company's ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company's business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, the success of the Company's research and development strategies, including the approval of PPP001 and/or PPP005 by the European Medicines Agency, the applicability of the discoveries made therein, the successful and timely completion and uncertainties related to the regulatory process including the applications for Orphan Drug Designation, the timing of clinical trials, the timing and outcomes of regulatory or intellectual property decisions and other risks disclosed in the Company's public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. While no definitive documentation has yet been signed by the parties and there is no certainty that such documentation will be signed. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities legislation.
                       
For further information, please contact Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Robert Bechard                                       
Executive Vice-President Corporate Development and Licensing
514-817-2514
Investors@tetrabiopharma.com   

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