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Tetra Bio-Pharma Resumes its Phase 3 Clinical Trial Program

The expansion to 20 clinical trial sites in Canada and the US will accelerate the SERENITY© study

OTTAWA, April 09, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. ("Tetra" or the "Company") (TSX-V: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF), today announced it is ready to resume its Phase 3 clinical program in advanced cancer pain patients with the objective to assess Health- Related Quality of Life (HrQoL).

The SERENITY© Study will use a vaporizer, a Health Canada approved Class 2 medical device as a delivery mechanism which is more acceptable to hospitals and palliative care centers. Tetra’s new drug formerly referred to as PPP-001 will be investigated in the SERENITY © Study under the commercial trademark of CAUMZ. In preparation for commercialization, Tetra has decided to brand its investigational drug name for regulatory filing purposes. 

In addition, the significant expansion of clinical trial sites to 20 in both Canada and the United States, will accelerate patient recruitment and help expedite Tetra’s submission to regulatory agencies.

“I am extremely pleased with Tetra’s ability to quickly resolve the problem that required us to suspend our clinical trial in advanced cancer pain. With great challenge comes great opportunity and what we are now able to deliver is a better and more reliable product,” said Dr. Guy Chamberland, CEO and CSO of Tetra Bio-Pharma. “The continuation of our research is excellent news, not only for those suffering with advanced cancer pain and other symptoms but also for our investors. I look forward to the day when Tetra’s cannabinoid-derived drugs will help reduce, if not eliminate the reliance on drugs like Fentanyl®, Oxycodone® or morphine and that hopefully the study drug will be able to bring serenity to patients in their difficult journey through the disease.”

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 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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Tetra Bio-Pharma Contact:
Steeve Néron
Sr VP Marketing and Medical Affairs 


Investor Contact:
Maison Brison
Pierre Boucher, CPA, CMA
Partner, Executive Vice-President
514-731-0000 ext. 237 

Media Contact :
energi PR
Carol Levine, APR, FCPRS
CEO 514-288-8500 ext. 226 


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