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Tetra Bio-Pharma Enters into Binding Proposal with Quantum Pharma Inc.

Company takes a significant step forward to become a fully integrated drug development company

ORLEANS, Ontario, Nov. 20, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or “TBP”), (TSX VENTURE: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF), and Quantum Pharma Inc. (“Quantum”) today announced the signing of a binding proposal (the "Proposal") for exclusive access to a Health Canada licensed facility (i.e., Drug Establishment License; DEL) that enables the company to produce cannabis and cannabinoid drug products for Tetra’s and Panag Pharma’s development activities including the ocular drug formulations.   Quantum Pharma owned by Dr. Peter Ford was the GMP manufacturing division of Ford’s Family Pharmacy and Wellness Centre.  Their formulation expertise will enable Tetra to develop innovative products for future clinical trials. 

The Proposed Transaction is expected to provide Tetra with:

  • Exclusive access to a Health Canada licensed facility (DEL) to fabricate cannabis and cannabinoid drug products for Tetra and Panag’s development activities;
  • Cannabis and cannabinoid drug product formulation expertise; and
  • The ability to manufacture products for all its clinical trials and commercial launches.

Dr. Guy Chamberland, CEO and CSO of Tetra Bio-Pharma stated, “We are very pleased to announce this important development to our shareholders.  We have been working with Ford’s Family Pharmacy and Wellness Centre since 2016.  Dr. Peter Ford and his team have created several innovative formulations and instruments for the fabrication of Tetra’s prescription drugs.  This exclusive agreement not only secures the innovations and production know-how developed for Tetra, but also protects these assets from an acquisition by a competitor.  Quantum Pharma will be an exclusive partner to Tetra and Panag enabling us to execute our future planned trials as well as prepare for our product launches.” 

Dr. Chamberland further stated, “Tetra has already entered into various agreements to ensure the supply meets the demand for cannabis, THC and CBD-based products with partners including Aphria Inc., True North Cannabis, a USA-based synthetic cannabinoid manufacturer and a phytocannabinoid supplier.  With the expected completion of the Panag acquisition, Tetra will become vertically integrated with drug development capabilities that range from discovery all the way through to commercial launch.  Our partnerships with Genacol Corporation and Kombucha Baby Brewing Company and its partners provides Tetra with a global sales and distribution platform for the commercialization of OTC drug and wellness products.  In addition, Tetra has also established distribution and sales agreements with two pharmaceutical companies for its PPP001 prescription drug product.” 

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 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 Health 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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For further information, please contact Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Robert Bechard 
Executive Vice-President Corporate Development and Licensing
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Carol Levine    Stephanie Engel 
514-288-8500 ext. 226  416-425-9143 ext. 209   


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