OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 03/08/18 -- Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. ("Tetra" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE: TBP)(OTCQB: TBPMF), a global leader in cannabinoid-based drug development and discovery, is pleased to announce it has signed a co-development and distribution partnership term sheet with a major specialty healthcare distributor.
The finalization of the term sheet follows Tetra's September 20th, 2017 Letter of Intent for a co-development and distribution partnership with the same privately held company in the specialty healthcare market. The company has a pan-Canadian distribution network that reaches up to 7000 specialized healthcare professionals. Through their distribution channel, they have access to more than 3000 specialized healthcare businesses in Canada and already work with a worldwide network of partners.
-- In order to maximize both marketing and revenue impact, Tetra and its partner have agreed to launch all products at the same time, once the regulatory framework has been established by Health Canada following the legalization of cannabis. This includes cannabinoid-based as well as non-cannabinoid-based products. Both companies are confident that this strategy will solidify the brand awareness of Tetra's partner in this new product line. The timing of the original LOI was for the commencement of revenue in Q1 2018. Tetra and its partner are now revising that date to Q4 2018. -- Both Tetra and its partner will agree to a clinical trial plan, with Tetra owning and maintaining the right to use the data gathered from the trial(s) for its own regulatory and commercial efforts in its own, non- competitive Fields of Use. -- Tetra will develop a line of private label products for its partner, the products will be distributed under the partner's brand.
"We are very pleased to sign this term sheet as it solidifies the elements of the LOI outlined in September. We are continually striving and working hard every day to both solidify and grow Tetra as a major player in cannabinoid pharma and this is yet again a step in that direction. I am excited to continue to build on the momentum that we have going for us now and throughout 2018," says Bernard Fortier, CEO of Tetra.
About Tetra Bio-Pharma:
Tetra Bio-Pharma (TSX VENTURE: TBP)(OTCQB: TBPMF) is a biopharmaceutical leader in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and clinical development. Tetra is focusing on three core business pillars: clinical research, pharmaceutical promotion and retail commercialization of cannabinoid-based products.
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