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Tetra Bio-Pharma Announces the Initiation of its Phase I Trial of dried Cannabis $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:45 AM on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017

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  • Announces launch of its Double-Blind Phase I Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Single and Multiple Daily Ascending Doses of Cannabis (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol/ Cannabidiol) by Smoking/Inhalation in Healthy Male and Female Volunteers
  • Phase I clinical research is a classical pharmaceutical study in the development of a new drug. The trial activities will occur over a 3 to 4-month period and involve site initiation, subject recruitment and enrolment, a single daily ascending dose phase and a 7-day multiple daily ascending dose phase, followed by study termination

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 23, 2017) - PhytoPain Pharma (PPP), a subsidiary of Tetra BioPharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(OTC PINK:GRPOF), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic cannabis-based products for the treatment of pain is pleased to announce the launch of its Double-Blind Phase I Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Single and Multiple Daily Ascending Doses of Cannabis (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol/ Cannabidiol) by Smoking/Inhalation in Healthy Male and Female Volunteers.

The Phase I clinical research is a classical pharmaceutical study in the development of a new drug. The trial activities will occur over a 3 to 4-month period and involve site initiation, subject recruitment and enrolment, a single daily ascending dose phase and a 7-day multiple daily ascending dose phase, followed by study termination. Algorithme Pharma has already begun recruiting subjects for the Phase I trial. This study is a pivotal safety trial as it will allow Tetra to understand the adverse effects of smoking Cannabis and associate the outcomes, such as cognitive function, to plasma levels of THC and CBD. The study will provide Tetra with the data necessary to discuss with Health Canada and FDA the potential risks in patient populations and discuss marketing requirements for specific indications.

The pharmacokinetic profile and safety data generated by the Phase I trial will allow Tetra to finalize the design of its Phase II-III clinical trial that will assess the safety and efficacy of PPP001 in cancer patients with uncontrolled pain. PPP001 is being developed for cancer patients with moderate-to-severe pain and that are not adequately controlled with the standard of care. Approximately 50% of cancer patients suffer from pain and more than 600,000 of these patients suffer from moderate-to-severe pain. In the USA, there are over 4 million cancer patients and this pain market is valued at over $5 billion USD.

We are very pleased to announce that the start of the Phase I clinical trial activities as this keeps the company on track in its development of PPP001″, commented Mr, Andre Rancourt. “With PPP001 and the mucoadhesive AdVersa® controlled-release tablet, Tetra is positioning itself to become a major player in the cancer pain therapy market, added Mr. Rancourt.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy.

Forward-looking statements

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words “may”, “will”, “should”, “continue”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “plan” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrowPros MMP Inc., to obtain a licence for the production of medical marijuana; failure to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company’s business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, and other risks disclosed in the Company’s public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities legislation.

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Dr. Guy Chamberland
Chief Science Officer
(514) 220-9225

 

UPDATE: Tetra Bio-Pharma Reports Approval by Health Canada of its Phase I Trial of dried Cannabis $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 2:24 PM on Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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  • Tetra has worked with Algorithme Pharma, an Altasciences company, for the preparation of the Clinical Trial Application (CTA) for the conduct of a Double-Blind Phase I Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Single and Multiple Daily Ascending Doses of Cannabis (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol/ Cannabidiol) by Smoking/Inhalation in Healthy Male and Female Volunteers

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 16, 2017) - PhytoPain Pharma Inc. (PPP), a subsidiary of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(OTC PINK:GRPOF), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic cannabis-based products for the treatment of pain is pleased to announce that the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) of Health Canada has approved its Phase I clinical study of smoked cannabis.

Tetra has worked with Algorithme Pharma, an Altasciences company, for the preparation of the Clinical Trial Application (CTA) for the conduct of a Double-Blind Phase I Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Single and Multiple Daily Ascending Doses of Cannabis (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol/ Cannabidiol) by Smoking/Inhalation in Healthy Male and Female Volunteers. The CTA was submitted to Health Canada and the research ethics review board in December 2016. On January 3, 2017, the clinical trial received approval from the Institutional Review Board. TPD issued a Letter of Authorization for the conduct of the Phase I clinical trial on February 16, 2017. Algorithme Pharma will be initiating the clinical trial activities in the coming weeks.

²We are very pleased to announce the authorisation of the Phase I clinical trial by TPD. This is an important milestone in the clinical development of smoked Cannabis in North America and we are proud to be working with Algorithme pharma, a Clinical Research Organization with many years of experience and expertise in the conduct of Phase I clinical studies,² said Dr. Chamberland, Chief Science Officer.

“This trial is part of Tetra’s commitment to develop medical Cannabis as a prescription drug for patients. The outcome of this trial is going to have significant implications in medical Cannabis research as it is a first pharmaceutical clinical trial assessing the effects of smoked Cannabis on cognitive function in healthy volunteers” said Mr. Rancourt, Chief Executive Officer

Earlier this month, Tetra and IntelGenx announced the co-development of Dronabinol AdVersa® Mucoadhesive controlled-release tablet for the management of Breakthrough Cancer Pain. The significant advantage of the Mucoadhesive technology was demonstrated in a Phase I clinical trial. The study demonstrated the delayed-release of THC avoids a rapid increase in the blood. ²With both of these products in clinical development, Tetra is on track with its objective to bring Cannabis-based prescription drugs to the market. Both of these products are promising alternatives in the battle for the reduction of opioids and improving quality of life in patients with chronic pain², added Dr. Chamberland.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy.

Forward-looking statements

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words “may”, “will”, “should”, “continue”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “plan” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrowPros MMP Inc., to obtain a licence for the production of medical marijuana; failure to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company’s business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, and other risks disclosed in the Company’s public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities legislation.

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Dr. Guy Chamberland
Chief Science Officer
(514) 220-9225

Tetra Bio-Pharma Announces Approval by Health Canada of its Phase I Trial of dried Cannabis $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 12:39 PM on Thursday, February 16th, 2017

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  • Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) of Health Canada has approved its Phase I clinical study of smoked cannabis
  • We are very pleased to announce the authorization of the Phase I clinical trial by TPD. This is an important milestone in the clinical development of smoked Cannabis in North America and we are proud to be working with Algorithme pharma, a Clinical Research Organization with many years of experience and expertise in the conduct of Phase I clinical studies,² said Dr. Chamberland, Chief Science Officer.

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Feb. 16, 2017) - PhytoPain Pharma Inc. (PPP), a subsidiary of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic cannabis-based products for the treatment of pain is pleased to announce that the Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) of Health Canada has approved its Phase I clinical study of smoked cannabis.

Tetra has worked with Algorithme Pharma, an Altasciences company, for the preparation of the Clinical Trial Application (CTA) for the conduct of a Double-Blind Phase I Study to Assess Safety, Tolerability, Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Single and Multiple Daily Ascending Doses of Cannabis (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol/ Cannabidiol) by Smoking/Inhalation in Healthy Male and Female Volunteers. The CTA was submitted to Health Canada and the research ethics review board in December 2016. On January 3, 2017, the clinical trial received approval from the Institutional Review Board. TPD issued a Letter of Authorization for the conduct of the Phase I clinical trial on February 16, 2017. Algorithme Pharma will be initiating the clinical trial activities in the coming weeks.

²We are very pleased to announce the authorisation of the Phase I clinical trial by TPD. This is an important milestone in the clinical development of smoked Cannabis in North America and we are proud to be working with Algorithme pharma, a Clinical Research Organization with many years of experience and expertise in the conduct of Phase I clinical studies,² said Dr. Chamberland, Chief Science Officer.

“This trial is part of Tetra’s commitment to develop medical Cannabis as a prescription drug for patients. The outcome of this trial is going to have significant implications in medical Cannabis research as it is a first pharmaceutical clinical trial assessing the effects of smoked Cannabis on cognitive function in healthy volunteers” said Mr. Rancourt, Chief Executive Officer

Earlier this month, Tetra and IntelGenx announced the co-development of Dronabinol AdVersa® Mucoadhesive controlled-release tablet for the management of Breakthrough Cancer Pain. The significant advantage of the Mucoadhesive technology was demonstrated in a Phase I clinical trial. The study demonstrated the delayed-release of THC avoids a rapid increase in the blood. ²With both of these products in clinical development, Tetra is on track with its objective to bring Cannabis-based prescription drugs to the market. Both of these products are promising alternatives in the battle for the reduction of opioids and improving quality of life in patients with chronic pain², added Dr. Chamberland.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy.

Forward-looking statements

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words “may”, “will”, “should”, “continue”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “plan” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrowPros MMP Inc., to obtain a licence for the production of medical marijuana; failure to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company’s business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, and other risks disclosed in the Company’s public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities legislation.

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Dr. Guy Chamberland
Chief Science Officer
(514) 220-9225

Tetra Bio-Pharma Closes Up 45% To $1.15 On 10.4 Million Shares Traded $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM at 9:57 PM on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

CLOSING ALERT!!!

TBP:CSE CLOSES UP 45% ON 10.44 MILLION SHARES TRADED!

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Tetra Discusses Clinical Program in New Interview with CFN Media

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:19 AM on Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

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  • Exclusive interview and article discussing the progress made by Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (OTC PINK: GRPOF) (CNSX: TBP) in its clinical trial program
  • Interview is with Dr. Guy Chamberland, Tetra’s Chief Science Officer

SEATTLE, WA–(Feb 14, 2017) – CFN Media Group (“CannabisFN”), the leading creative agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces publication of an exclusive interview and article discussing the progress made by Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (OTC PINK: GRPOF) (CNSX: TBP) in its clinical trial program. The interview is with Dr. Guy Chamberland, Tetra’s Chief Science Officer.

Medical marijuana may be legal for roughly 60% of the U.S. population, but the cost of the drug remains prohibitive for many patients in need. Tetra Bio-Pharma aims to undergo FDA-sanctioned clinical trials for dried medical marijuana to secure prescription drug coverage from insurance companies.

Tetra Bio-Pharma held a pre-Investigational New Drug (“IND”) meeting with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) in late January to advance its PPP001 clinical trial. During the meeting, the FDA provided all the necessary guidance on the design of a Phase I clinical trial on healthy volunteers and its overall development program. The meeting further demonstrates the agency’s willingness to continue the clinical trial to develop a dried marijuana prescription drug.

PPP001 is a dried cannabis product with 9.5% tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) and 2% cannabidiol (“CBD”) that is being developed as a prescription drug that will meet the FDA’s high bar for quality and manufacturing. The company’s goal is to be the first to achieve reimbursement from insurance companies for the cost of the prescription, which could prove to be a game-changer for would-be medical marijuana patients that cannot afford the drug.

Tetra Bio-Pharma recently partnered with Sante Cannabis in Montreal to assist in developing its clinical trials. As a leading private medical marijuana clinic, the organization has years of experience in educating patients and ensuring the optimal benefits. The company aims to leverage this expertise to ensure that its clinical trials are properly designed to achieve desired outcomes while helping achieve the organization’s goal of lowering costs for patients.

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CFN launched in June of 2013 to initially serve the growing universe of publicly traded marijuana companies across North America. Today, CFN Media is also the digital media choice for the emerging brands in the space.

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flane@cannabisfn.com

 

END OF DAY ALERT: (TBP: CSE) UP 38% ON 4.3M SHARES TRADED!

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:05 PM on Monday, February 13th, 2017

TRADING ALERT!!!

TBP: CSE UP 38% ON 4.3M SHARES TRADED!

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Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. Completes Pre-IND Meeting with FDA on PPP001 $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:21 AM on Monday, January 30th, 2017

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  • Completed its pre-IND meeting with the USA Food and Drug Administration  for its PPP001 dried cannabis drug product
  • Meeting was held in January 2017 with the Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Addiction Products, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research
  • FDA provided all the necessary guidance on the design of the Phase I trial in healthy volunteers and the overall product development program, including quality, nonclinical and the medical device, and on marketing requirements

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Jan. 30, 2017) - PhytoPain Pharma Inc. (“PPP“), a subsidiary of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(OTC PINK:GRPOF), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing therapeutic cannabis-based products for the treatment of pain and other medical conditions announces that it has completed its pre-IND meeting with the USA Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) for its PPP001 dried cannabis drug product. The meeting was held in January 2017 with the Division of Anesthesia, Analgesia, and Addiction Products (“DAAAP”), Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (“CDER”).

The FDA provided all the necessary guidance on the design of the Phase I trial in healthy volunteers and the overall product development program, including quality, nonclinical and the medical device, and on marketing requirements. Dr. Chamberland, M.Sc., Ph.D., Chief Scientific Officer and Regulatory Affairs, commented “We could not be more pleased, as the FDA guidance gave us a clear path to progress from early to late phase clinical development. Adhering to the US FDA regulations is part of Tetra Bio-Pharma’s dedication to the commercialization of Cannabis as a prescription controlled drug and the corporations plan to seek reimbursement by insurers for patients.”

The Canadian Securities Exchange (“CSE”) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy.

Forward-looking statements

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words “may”, “will”, “should”, “continue”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “plan” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrowPros MMP Inc., to obtain a licence for the production of medical marijuana; failure to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company’s business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, and other risks disclosed in the Company’s public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities legislation.

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Dr. Guy Chamberland
Chief Science Officer
(514) 220-9225

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Andre Rancourt
Chief Executive Officer
(613) 689-0714

Tetra BioPharma Enters into a Clinical Research Partnership with Sante Cannabis, Quebec’s Leading Medical Cannabis Institution $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:10 AM on Monday, January 23rd, 2017

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  • Entered into a clinical research partnership with Santé Cannabis
  • Santé Cannabis will be working with PPP to develop the late phase clinical trial protocols that will be used to obtain substantial evidence of the safety and efficacy of PPP001 required for a new prescription drug approval from Health Canada and the USA Food and Drug Administration
  • Ground-breaking trials seek to receive the first approval for a Canadian-manufactured cannabis-based prescription medication

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Jan. 23, 2017) - PhytoPain Pharma Inc. (“PPP“), a subsidiary of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“TetraBio” or the “Company” or “TBP“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a clinical research partnership with Santé Cannabis. Under the partnership, Santé Cannabis will be working with PPP to develop the late phase clinical trial protocols that will be used to obtain substantial evidence of the safety and efficacy of PPP001 required for a new prescription drug approval from Health Canada and the USA Food and Drug Administration (“FDA“). These ground-breaking trials seek to receive the first approval for a Canadian-manufactured cannabis-based prescription medication.

Santé Cannabis is a private clinic specialized in the clinical application of medical cannabis for the treatment of pain and other chronic and terminal health conditions. The clinic’s team of physicians and support staff has unparalleled experience in the assessment and monitoring of medical cannabis patients. Santé Cannabis is the leading medical cannabis research institute in the province of Québec and the primary recruitment site for the province-wide Quebec Cannabis Registry. “Our clinic has provided services to almost 2,000 patients referred by over 1,500 physicians across Québec,” states Erin Prosk, Director of Santé Cannabis. “It is clear that both the medical community and the Quebec patient population are in desperate need of information about the potential benefits and risks of medical cannabis treatments. The status of medical cannabis as an unapproved treatment dissuades many physicians from writing a prescription and requires patients to pay for treatments out of pocket. Of the 2,000 patients that we have seen, there is not one who is not burdened by this financial barrier.”

Dr. Antonio A.L. Vigano, MD, MSc, will lead the Santé Cannabis team to administer the Phase II-III clinical trials in close collaboration with Dr. Irina Kudrina, MDCM, CCFP, CSP, and Santé Cannabis Medical Director Dr. Michael Dworkind, MD, CCFP, FCFP. Dr. Vigano is an attending physician in the Supportive and Palliative Care Service at the McGill University Health Centre and an Associate Professor in the McGill University Department of Oncology. He is the Director of the McGill Nutrition and Performance Laboratory and the Cancer Rehabilitation (CARE) Program. Dr. Vigano has assessed and followed approximately 400 patients during his 18-month tenure at Santé Cannabis. “It has become clear that medical cannabis can be a critical complementary therapy for the treatment of pain,” states Dr. Vigano. “Administering these late phase clinical trials is necessary to rigorously validate the efficacy and tolerability that I observe every day with my patients at Santé Cannabis. If specific medical cannabis products and protocols such as that we will design for PPP001 can withstand the pharmaceutical approval process, it cannot be denied as a valid pain therapy. Cost-coverage should be a logical next step.”

Dr. Irina Kudrina is a McGill-certified pain physician and an attending physician and head of the chronic pain services at the Queen Elizabeth GMF-U and Assistant professor and clinician-researcher at the McGill University Department of Family Medicine. “At present, medical cannabis has already become an important medicine in the fields of oncology, chronic pain, neurology and others. In a clinical review* published in Journal of the American Medical Association (2015), Harvard-based researchers highlighted its use in some medical conditions as being supported by high quality evidence. In Canada, the efforts by regulatory, medical, and pharmaceutical bodies and by the patient advocacy movements have been targeting multiple structural, legal and information barriers still prevailing from the times when long-term high dose opioid therapy was prescribed to chronic pain patients despite its chronic toxicity effects and without high quality evidence for such use. While the clinical use of medical cannabis remains a stigmatized and poorly researched option for some medical conditions, sufficiently large-scale late-phase clinical trials on efficacy, safety and tolerability of medical cannabis are long overdue. These studies might open the door for another class of medications in an attempt to fill the current significant gap for more long-term pharmacological options.”

*(https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26103031)

PPP entered into this partnership because of Santé Cannabis’ unique expertise and dedication to a pharmacovigilance approach in medicine. The clinic has established clinical practices that help minimize adverse effects in patients and will help design the treatment protocols for the Phase II-III studies. According to Dr. Guy Chamberland, Chief Scientific Officer and Regulatory Affairs, “Adequately designing a late phase clinical trial for the evaluation of the safety and efficacy of inhaled Cannabis requires clinical teams experienced in handling the administration of Cannabis by inhalation to patients. The medical experts of Santé Cannabis complement the scientific and medical experts of our Clinical Advisory Board and provide PPP with an exceptionally solid foundation for the clinical development of Cannabis products as prescription drugs.”

Once authorized by Health Canada, Santé Cannabis will be recruiting participating physicians and patients from the Montreal area throughout 2017. For more information, please contact the clinic by email at info@santecannabis.ca.

About Santé Cannabis:

Santé Cannabis is Québec’s only medical clinic and resource centre dedicated to the clinical practice and research of medical cannabis treatments. Since opening in November of 2014, physicians at Santé Cannabis have assessed almost 2,000 patients referred by more than 1,500 physicians across the province of Québec. Santé Cannabis currently administers several clinical study protocols, including the Québec Cannabis Registry in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and in accordance with the regulations of the Collège des Médecins du Québec.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy.

Forward-looking statements

Some statements in this release may contain forward-looking information. All statements, other than of historical fact, that address activities, events or developments that the Company believes, expects or anticipates will or may occur in the future (including, without limitation, statements regarding potential acquisitions and financings) are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by use of the words “may”, “will”, “should”, “continue”, “expect”, “anticipate”, “estimate”, “believe”, “intend”, “plan” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond the Company’s ability to control or predict, that may cause the actual results of the Company to differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. Factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from current expectations include, among other things, without limitation, the inability of the Company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary, GrowPros MMP Inc., to obtain a licence for the production of medical marijuana; failure to obtain sufficient financing to execute the Company’s business plan; competition; regulation and anticipated and unanticipated costs and delays, and other risks disclosed in the Company’s public disclosure record on file with the relevant securities regulatory authorities. Although the Company has attempted to identify important factors that could cause actual results or events to differ materially from those described in forward-looking statements, there may be other factors that cause results or events not to be as anticipated, estimated or intended. Readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements. The forward-looking statements included in this news release are made as of the date of this news release and the Company does not undertake an obligation to publicly update such forward-looking statements to reflect new information, subsequent events or otherwise unless required by applicable securities legislation.

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Andre Rancourt
Chief Executive Officer
(613) 421-8402

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Ryan Brown
VP Business Development and Communications
(613) 421-8402

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Andre Audet
Executive Chairman
(613) 421-8402

Tetra Bio-Pharma CSO Discussing Task Force Recommendations, DEA — CFN Media $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:58 AM on Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

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  • Exclusive interview covering the effect recent Canadian Cannabis Task Force recommendations and DEA actions could have on Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
  • United States government has permitted individual states to legalize the drug, but the Drug Enforcement Administration recently cracked down on cannabidiol (CBD) makers and President Trump’s cabinet picks are opponents of legalization

SEATTLE, WA–(Jan 17, 2017) – CFN Media Group (“CannabisFN”), the leading creative agency and digital media network dedicated to legal cannabis, announces publication of an exclusive interview and story covering the effect recent Canadian Cannabis Task Force recommendations and DEA actions could have on Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (OTC PINK: GRPOF) (CSE: TBP) as the company continues development of smokable marijuana as treatment for a variety of conditions.

The United States government has permitted individual states to legalize the drug, but the Drug Enforcement Administration recently cracked down on cannabidiol (CBD) makers and President Trump’s cabinet picks are opponents of legalization. In Canada, voters approved the nationwide legalization of cannabis with the election of Prime Minister Trudeau, but the framework governing the program is only now starting to become clear.

Tetra Bio-Pharma has already started down the pharmaceutical path by undergoing clinical trials for medical cannabis in its natural form. The company believes that smokable marijuana may provide patients with a better natural alternative to synthetic cannabinoids and extracts. With the large number of existing users, the company also has access to a lot of data to support its clinical studies.

In the interview, Tetra’s Chief Science Officer, Dr. Guy Chamberland, points out that medical cannabis patients are keen on receiving reimbursements since they cannot afford regular access without it. At the same time, physicians have been hesitant to prescribe medical cannabis without robust clinical trials demonstrating both safety and efficacy. These demands could lead to a much more ‘pharmaceutical’ approach than existing medical cannabis programs.

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Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. Announces New Appointment of Dr. Gilles Chamberland, M.D., FRCPC to its Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:15 AM on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

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  • Announced the nomination of Dr. Gilles Chamberland, MD, FRCPC, to its Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board
  • Board is comprised of experts in clinical research, pain management, cancer, and neurological product drug development

(TORONTO, ONTARIO  Jan. 11, 2017) - PhytoPain Pharma Inc. (“PhytoPain Pharma” or “PPP“), a subsidiary of Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(OTC PINK:GRPOF), is pleased to announce the nomination of Dr. Gilles Chamberland, MD, FRCPC, to its Scientific and Clinical Advisory Board. The board is comprised of experts in clinical research, pain management, cancer, and neurological product drug development. The nomination of Dr. Chamberland, M.D., to its Advisory Board will provide critical guidance on PPP’s clinical development program with regards to the safety of cannabis drug products and the potential mental health risks associated with the consumption of marijuana.

“Patient safety has been a driving force since the creation of PPP. The use of cannabis has been associated with several important safety issues including potential psychiatric-related events. As a company focused on creating scientific data these risks, as well as others, must be adequately assessed and quantified in a clinical environment. The addition of Dr. Gilles Chamberland, M.D., FRCPC, to our team of accomplished scientific and clinical experts will help us ensure that these potential adverse effects of consuming cannabis will be adequately assessed in our clinical development program and these potential risks will be appropriately communicated to both physicians and patients”, stated Dr. Guy Chamberland, Chief Scientific Officer and Regulatory Affairs.

ABOUT Dr. Gilles Chamberland

Dr. Gilles Chamberland, M.D., FRCPC – Director Professional Services, Medical Psychiatrist, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Institut Philippe-Pinel de Montréal, Université de Montréal.

Dr. Chamberland received a Bachelor of Law degree from the Université de Sherbrooke, a doctorate in medicine from the Université de Montréal, a diploma in psychiatry from the Université de Montréal, and a diploma of advanced studies in biological and medical ethics of the René Descartes University in Paris. In 2012, he earned the Distinguished Fellow from the Canadian Psychiatric Association and, by 2015 the American Psychiatric Association gave him the same professional recognition. He received a diploma in the subspecialty of Forensic Psychiatry in 2013 from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Chamberland has a vast experience in clinical management of patients suffering from various psychiatric conditions including marijuana induced-psychosis. He is also a well-known author and expert witness in the field on psychiatry.

The Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) has not reviewed this news release and does not accept responsibility for its adequacy or accuracy.

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Ryan Brown. VP Business Development and Communications, or
Andre Audet, Executive Chairman
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