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Tetra Bio-Pharma Takes One Step Closer to the Commercialization of Cannabis Oil-Based Retail Products


ORLEANS, Ontario, Sept. 24, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc., a leader in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and development (TSX VENTURE: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF), has made significant progress in its clinical trial for PPP005 the cannabis oil-based capsules destined for the natural health products market. 

Tetra and its clinical research partner, Santé Cannabis, announced that the clinical trial in non-cancer chronic pain patients will be completed later this autumn as promised.  This was the first clinical trial of its kind in evaluating the safety and efficacy of different doses and ratios of cannabis oils versus placebo.  The study included a dose titration phase (gradually bringing patients to the required dose) allowing us to better understand the side effect profile of the oils as well as the development of tolerance to these effects.  Thus far, no other company in the medical cannabis space has undertaken such an exhaustive study to understand the therapeutic benefits and side effects of a cannabis oil-based capsule.  

Dr. Chamberland, interim CEO and CSO added, "We continue to deliver on our business model that provides for evidence-based research to support the usage of cannabis-derived products and provide the medical community with the data they have been demanding from this sector. The trial has already provided unique valuable clinical data on both safe and efficacious dose levels of CBD and THC-CBD oils.  This data will allow Tetra to advance to the next phase of product development wherein the company is developing products for its commercial partner Genacol Corporation Canada, as well as food supplements for the retail market and finally, our capsules that we intend to use in the treatment of chronic and cancer related pain.  Tetra has already established itself as a trailblazer in the natural health product segment with the announcement of our intention to launch a Hemp Energy Drink and we intend to build on that momentum.”

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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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