Commences Path Towards Approval in Lucrative Companion Animal Market
OTTAWA, May 02, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Panag Pharma Inc. (Panag), a subsidiary of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (TSX-V: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF), today announced that its pilot clinical study to evaluate the tolerability and potential efficacy of its PPP003 ophthalmic drug in the treatment of indolent corneal ulcers in companion animals has been authorized by the Veterinary Drugs Directorate (VDD), Health Canada. VDD granted the Experimental Studies Certificate to the veterinary ophthalmologists that will be performing the clinical study for Panag.
“Panag has developed a series of cannabinoid-based drugs for the pharmaceutical market,” stated Dr. Melanie Kelly, Co-Founder, Panag Pharma. “Over the last year, we have worked with Tetra to develop an ophthalmic pipeline for pain and inflammatory conditions of the eye. PPP003 is one of the most important assets in our ophthalmic portfolio.”
“PPP003 is a new chemical entity which, in addition to patent protection, would benefit from 6 years data exclusivity plus 2 years marketing exclusivity granted under the Canadian drug regulations,” said Dr. Guy Chamberland, CEO and CSO of Tetra Bio-Pharma. “This product candidate comes from our collaboration with Panag. The granting of this authorization by VDD further reinforces the importance of our recent acquisition and our ability to meet milestones.”
About Tetra Bio-Pharma:
Tetra Bio-Pharma (TSX-V: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF) is a biopharmaceutical leader in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and development with a Health Canada authorized, and FDA reviewed, clinical trials 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 cannabinoids 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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About Panag Pharma:
Panag Pharma Inc. is a Canadian based bio-tech company focused on the development of novel cannabinoid-based formulations for the treatment of pain and inflammation. Panag believes that pain relief should be safe, non-addictive and above all; effective. The Panag Pharma team of PhD scientists and medical doctors are among the world’s leading researchers and clinicians in pain treatment and management. They bring a combined experience of over 100 years in research and clinical care of people dealing with chronic pain and inflammatory conditions. Panag’s current pipeline of pain relief products include formulations for the topical application to the skin, the eye and other mucous membranes. Recently approved by Health Canada and currently undergoing clinical trials, Panag Pharma’s Topical AOTC provides a new approach to the treatment of chronic pain and inflammation.
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Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer
Pierre Boucher, CPA, CMA
Partner, Executive Vice-President
514-731-000 ext. 237
Carol Levine, APR, FCPRS
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