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Tetra Bio-Pharma $TBP.ca to engage in co-development and distribution partnership with major healthcare specialty distributor

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:19 AM on Wednesday, September 20th, 2017

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  • Announced that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with a major player of the healthcare specialty industry
  • Privately-owned partner has a pan-Canadian distribution network that reaches up to 7000 specialized healthcare professionals
  • First product will be launched in Q1 2018 with subsequent products already in development for the remainder of 2018
  • Tetra and its partner will be tapping into the overall Over-The-Counter topical analgesics market of more than $300 million in sales in Canada, with the US market reaching over $2.9 billion, according to an IMS analysis

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Sept. 20, 2017) – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF), today announced that it has signed a letter of intent (LOI) with a major player of the healthcare specialty industry.

This privately-owned partner, which asked to remain unnamed for the time being, has a pan-Canadian distribution network that reaches up to 7000 specialized healthcare professionals. Through their distribution channel, they have access to over 3000 specialized healthcare businesses in Canada and already work with a worldwide network of partners, including the USA.

Tetra and its partner are working together to develop a new line of products, leveraging Tetra’s clinical and product development expertise. The first product will be launched in Q1 2018 with subsequent products already in development for the remainder of 2018. Tetra and its partner will be tapping into the overall Over-The-Counter (OTC) topical analgesics market of more than $300 million in sales in Canada, with the US market reaching over $2.9 billion, according to an IMS analysis. Both companies are expecting to grab a share if the specialized OTC topical analgesics market in a short period of time and could see sales generated from this distribution channel reaching $3 million for Canada in the 1st year. Since the initial launch phase will be focused on the Canadian market, further guidance will be provided as Tetra’s partner gets ready to launch in the US.

« We’re excited to enter this specialized market as there is a significant need for our clinical expertise in product development. This partnership opens a new distribution channel for our pharmaceutical retail division not only in Canada, but also worldwide through their active partners in the US and Europe. Tetra remains committed and is actively developing partnerships to generate a significant revenue stream. This partnership demonstrates our team’s focus and dedication in accelerating our commercialization strategy towards selling a specialized line of products in our pharmaceutical retail business, » comments Bernard Fortier, CEO of Tetra Bio-Pharma.

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 has three core expertise: clinical research, pharmaceutical promotion and retail commercialization of cannabinoid-based drugs.

More information at: www.tetrabiopharma.com.

Source: Tetra Bio-Pharma

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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.
Anne-Sophie Courtois
Vice-President Marketing & Communication
1 (514) 360-8040 Ext. 210
Anne-sophie.courtois@tetrabiopharma.com
www.tetrabiopharma.com

Tetra Bio-Pharma $TBP.ca getting ready to file a clinical trial application to initiate phase 3 clinical trial on terminal cancer patients in the coming weeks

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:17 AM on Monday, September 18th, 2017

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  • Announced that it will be filing a clinical trial application in the coming weeks to therapeutic products directorate 
  • Purpose to initiate its Phase 3 clinical trial of PPP001 in terminal cancer patients
  • With this filing, Tetra expects to be on time with its previously announced schedule with the development of PPP001

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(Sept. 18, 2017) – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (TSX VENTURE:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF), today announces that it will be filing a clinical trial application (CTA) in the coming weeks to therapeutic products directorate (TPD) to initiate its Phase 3 clinical trial of PPP001 in terminal cancer patients. With this filing, Tetra expects to be on time with its previously announced schedule with the development of PPP001. The corporation worked with physicians of Sante Cannabis to design a clinical trial that would demonstrate the safety and efficacy of PPP001 in terminal cancer patients. In addition, as part of the clinical trial, Tetra will collect the pharmacoeconomics evidence required from provincial insurers in order to support the reimbursement of the first cannabis prescription drug.

A significant percentage of patients placed on a cannabis treatment suffer from side effects that are not tolerable. This can lead to patients stopping a potentially effective therapy. As part of its early phase clinical research, Tetra developed dosing strategies to minimize moderate and severe side effects in patients. This dosing strategy was developed in healthy volunteers over the last few months and has shown to be effective in reducing the severity of the side effects and preventing certain serious ones. This allows TBP to initiate its Phase 3 trial based on clinical data proposing a more tolerable approach to consuming smoked cannabis and to assess PPP001 in terminal cancer patients. This is a significant step in the development of a safe, tolerable and effective new drug for the management of chronic pain in terminal cancer patients with co-morbidities.

This will be the first Phase 3 clinical trial studying the therapeutic benefits of a smoked dried cannabis prescription drug in terminal cancer patients. Due to the status of cannabis under the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act in Canada, over the last four months the corporation developed procedures and methods that would both satisfy the Narcotic Controls Regulations and ensure the protection of patients consuming the cannabis. The corporation is confident that these procedures will be well received by Health Canada as they ensure compliance with both the Food and Drug Act and Controlled Drugs and Substances Act.

Tetra also reports that it has restructured its investors and public relation functions to integrate them with the marketing and communication functions. Mr. Edward Miller is leaving the Corporation effective as of today. We want to thank Mr. Miller for the work he has done for the Corporation over the last months and wish him all the success he deserves for his new professional projects.

About PPP001:

PPP001 aims to be the first smokable marihuana for advanced cancer pain under prescription. It is a dried cannabis pellet designed to be smoked in an inhalation device specifically developed for this product.

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 has three core expertise: clinical research, pharmaceutical promotion and retail commercialization of cannabinoid-based drugs.

More information at: www.tetrabiopharma.com

Neither the TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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.

Source: Tetra Bio-Pharma

Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.
Anne-Sophie Courtois
Vice- President Marketing & Communication
(514) 360 8040 Ext. 210
Anne-sophie.courtois@tetrabiopharma.com
www.tetrabiopharma.com

Marijuana Company of America $MCOA.us Announces #hempSMART 2.0 With New Website and Affiliate Program

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:54 AM on Thursday, September 7th, 2017

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  • Announced a major update of hempSMART™, the Company’s wellness focused Cannabidiol (CBD) marketing and distribution division
  • www.hempSmart.com and its network marketing platform have been completely redeveloped
  • Provides a more user friendly experience to its affiliates and customers

ESCONDIDO, CA–(Sep 7, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA (“MCOA” or the “Company“) (OTC PINK: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp marketing and distribution company, is pleased to announce a major update of hempSMART™, the Company’s wellness focused Cannabidiol (CBD) marketing and distribution division.

The hempSMART website: www.hempSmart.com and its network marketing platform have been completely redeveloped to provide a more user friendly experience to its affiliates and customers, and to also provide users with the comprehensive tools necessary to succeed in the growing $1.9 Trillion Wellness Industry.

The new website and network marketing platform have a significantly improved design, expanded content and a more user friendly e-commerce platform that offers the ability to easily expand due to the flexibility of the business platform it is built on. Affiliate’s will now experience a more effective, reliable and streamlined sales process to rapidly expand the Company’s consumer base and Affiliate success stories.

The new hempSMART Affiliate sales and distribution method is designed to ensure that our Affiliates play a leading role in the rapidly emerging Cannabidiol (CBD) movement within the Wellness Industry. The Company is in ongoing discussions about expanding internationally into multiple countries in 2018.

“The solid foundation that our new system and online platform offers will enable our Affiliates to fully utilize their abilities to grow their organizations in the U.S. and globally. Our team is in place, our products are being well received in the market, and we are in an industry that is experiencing exponential growth. We are building a strong foundation of technology, products and a strategic marketing plan that is designed to offer great benefits to our Affiliates who are the key to our success. We look forward to a robust and exciting time for our company,” said CEO, Donald Steinberg.

About Marijuana Company of America, Inc.

MCOA is a corporation engaged in business including, but not limited to: (1) product research and development of legal hemp-based consumer products containing CBD under the brand name “hempSMART™”, that targets general health and well-being; (2) an affiliate marketing program to promote and sell its legal hemp-based consumer products containing CBD; (3) leasing of real property to separate business entities engaged in the growth and sale of cannabis in those states and jurisdictions where cannabis has been legalized and properly regulated for medicinal and recreations use; and, (4) the expansion of its business into ancillary areas of the legalized cannabis and hemp industry, as the legalized markets and opportunities in this segment mature and develop.

FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENT
This news release contains “forward-looking statements” which are not purely historical and may include any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future. Such forward-looking statements include, among other things, the development, costs and results of new business opportunities and words such as “anticipate”, “seek”, intend”, “believe”, “estimate”, “expect”, “project”, “plan”, or similar phrases may be deemed “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Actual results could differ from those projected in any forward-looking statements due to numerous factors. Such factors include, among others, the inherent uncertainties associated with new projects, the future U.S. and global economies, the impact of competition, and the Company’s reliance on existing regulations regarding the use and development of cannabis-based products. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this news release, and we assume no obligation to update the forward-looking statements, or to update the reasons why actual results could differ from those projected in the forward-looking statements. Although we believe that any beliefs, plans, expectations and intentions contained in this press release are reasonable, there can be no assurance that any such beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions will prove to be accurate. Investors should consult all of the information set forth herein and should also refer to the risk factors disclosure outlined in our annual report on Form 10-12G, our quarterly reports on Form 10-Q and other periodic reports filed from time-to-time with the Securities and Exchange Commission. For more information, please visit www.sec.gov.

For more information, please visit the Company’s websites at:
MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com
hempSMART.com
agoracom.com/ir/MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica

Marijuana Company of America, Inc.
Investor Relations
1+(888)-777-4362
IR@mcoa.club

$MCOA recently announced $5 Million fixed funding commitment, Find out more #MMJ #Hemp #Marijuana

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:15 PM on Thursday, August 24th, 2017

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MCOA: OTC

RECENT EVENTS

  • Announced $5 Million Fixed Funding Commitment READ MORE
  • Company Announces the Filing of Form 10 Registration Statement with SEC READ MORE
  • Launch of New Website READ MORE
  • Company Invests in Global Payout’s MoneyTrac READ MORE
  • Announced Formation of Strategic Advisory Board READ MORE
  • Finalized Joint Venture Agreement With Bougainville Ventures in Washington State READ MORE 
  • Completed PCOAB Audit READ MORE

$MCOA.us At The Forefront of #Hemp Marketing and Distribution, Recently Announced $5 Million Fixed Funding Commitment

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:25 AM on Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

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MCOA: OTC

RECENT EVENTS

  • Announced a $5 Million Fixed Funding Commitment READ MORE
  • Company Announces the Filing of Form 10 Registration Statement with SEC READ MORE
  • Launch of New Website READ MORE
  • Company Invests in Global Payout’s MoneyTrac READ MORE
  • Announced Formation of Strategic Advisory Board READ MORE
  • Finalized Joint Venture Agreement With Bougainville Ventures in Washington State READ MORE
  • Completed PCOAB Audit READ MORE

BRANDS

MCOA is aggressively building a portfolio of investments and joint ventures that represent the highest integrity and professionalism in the legal cannabis markets.

Marijuana Company of America Files for Non-Provisional Patent Protection on Its HempSmart Brain CBD Product $MCOA.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:00 AM on Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

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  • Successfully filed for a full non-provisional patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Appl. No. 87/531,833, for its proprietary Cannabidiol (CBD) formulation hempSMART™ Brain

ESCONDIDO, CA–(Jul 26, 2017) – MARIJUANA COMPANY OF AMERICA (“MCOA” or the “Company“) (OTC PINK: MCOA), an innovative cannabis and hemp corporation, is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary, H Smart, Inc., has successfully filed for a full non-provisional patent with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Appl. No. 87/531,833, for its proprietary Cannabidiol (CBD) formulation hempSMART™ Brain.

The hempSMART Brain product was developed specifically to enhance brain function and health. This unique and proprietary formulation, with CBD (Cannibidiol) as the core ingredient, is enhanced with natural herbal ingredients to promote neurogenesis and support brain health.

Donald Steinberg, CEO of the MCOA, stated, “As our company grows, our team will continue to create products of value that are unique to our expanding marketplace. We expect to have the full patent secured on the hempSMART Brain formula and we hope to replicate this process with our future products.”

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT
This release contains forward-looking statements that are based upon current expectations or beliefs, as well as a number of assumptions about future events. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in the forward-looking statements and the assumptions upon which they are based are reasonable, we can give no assurance or guarantee that such expectations and assumptions will prove to have been correct. Forward-looking statements are generally identifiable by the use of words like “may,” “will,” “should,” “could,” “expect,” “anticipate,” “estimate,” “believe,” “intend,” or “project” or the negative of these words or other variations on these words or comparable terminology. The reader is cautioned not to put undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, as these statements are subject to numerous factors and uncertainties, including but not limited to: adverse economic conditions, competition, adverse federal, state and local government regulation, international governmental regulation, inadequate capital, inability to carry out research, development and commercialization plans, loss or retirement of key executives and other specific risks. To the extent that statements in this press release are not strictly historical, including statements as to revenue projections, business strategy, outlook, objectives, future milestones, plans, intentions, goals, future financial conditions, events conditioned on stockholder or other approval, or otherwise as to future events, such statements are forward-looking, and are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The forward-looking statements contained in this release are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the statements made.

For more information, please visit the Company’s websites at:
MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica.com
hempSMART.com
agoracom.com/ir/MarijuanaCompanyofAmerica

Investor Relations
Marijuana Company of America, Inc.
1+(888)-777-4362
IR@mcoa.club

Tetra Bio-Pharma Accelerates Growth Strategy with Appointment of Bernard Fortier as CEO $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:09 AM on Monday, July 24th, 2017

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  • Appointmented of Bernard Fortier to the position of Chief Executive Officer
  • Over 20 years of international experience in management and business development in the biopharma, specialized medical nutrition and medical fields

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(July 24, 2017) – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(CNSX:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF) today announced that it has strengthened its management team with the appointment of Bernard Fortier to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective today, July 24, 2017. Mr. Andre Rancourt, previous interim CEO will take the position as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Mr. Andre Audet will step down as Chairman of the Board of Directors but will continue to serve as a Board member.

Bernard Fortier is a graduate from the MBA program at l’école des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC) in Montreal, with over 20 years of international experience in management and business development in the biopharma, specialized medical nutrition and medical fields.

Mr. Fortier spent 5 years in the USA working in the therapy and rehabilitation market, having graduated from the physiotherapy program at Laval University. His experience in the USA enabled him to work on business development and management early in his career. After completing his MBA in 2001, he joined the pharmaceutical industry with a biotechnology company. He spent 8 years in various key commercial roles at Serono Canada (now EMD Serono) in the Multiple Sclerosis field, including National Sales Manager for the Neurology business unit.

In 2010, Bernard became the Country Manager for Nutricia Canada, the specialized medical nutrition division of Groupe Danone. He was recruited in 2012 to launch a new pharmaceutical company called Orimed Pharma. Through licensing deals and internal product development, the company’s portfolio grew from 3 to 10 products within 4 years.

“I am very pleased to welcome Bernard to the team as our new CEO as we are focused on building Tetra as a leading bio-pharmaceutical organization,” said Andre Rancourt, Chairman of Tetra Bio-Pharma. “Bernard is an experienced leader and executive with proven skills in leadership, strategy and execution, as well as business development and negotiation. Mr. Fortier has a clear mandate from the Board, to grow revenue and build Tetra as a global leader in pharmaceutical cannabis. Going forward, we will be placing considerable efforts in expanding Tetra in the U.S. market.”

Corporate Update:

Mr. Andre Rancourt, previous interim CEO was elected to the position as Chairman of the Board of Directors. The Board has mandated Mr. Rancourt to continue taking an active and dynamic role as he demonstrated as Interim CEO. Mr. Rancourt will be responsible for the administration, overall corporate governance and financing of the corporation.

Mr. Andre Audet will step down as Chairman of the Board of Directors but will continue to serve as a member of the Board. The Corporation wishes to thank Mr. Audet for all his efforts in working to grow Tetra where it is today and looks forward to his continued participation in building Tetra as a global leader in pharmaceutical cannabis.

About Tetra Bio-Pharma:

Tetra Bio-Pharma is a multi subsidiary publicly traded company (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(CNSX:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF) engaged in the development of Bio Pharmaceuticals and Natural Health Products containing Cannabis and other medicinal plant based elements.

Tetra Bio-Pharma is focused on combining the traditional methods of medicinal cannabis use with the supporting scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators physicians and insurance companies. More information is available about the company at: www.tetrabiopharma.com.

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.
Edward Miller
Vice President, IR & Corporate Communications
(514) 360-8040 Ext. 203
edward@tetrabiopharma.com
www.tetrabiopharma.com

Tetra Bio-Pharma Strengthens its Position on Bringing Marijuana to Patients in a Form Acceptable to Health Care Professionals $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:05 AM on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

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  • Strengthened its position on bringing marijuana to patients in the form of a prescription drug
  • Has become a world leader in the field of cannabis drug development and its PPP001 dried cannabis drug was covered in the Global Pain Management Drugs Market analysis report published by Azoth Analytics in May 2017

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(July 5, 2017) – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(CNSX:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF), today announced that it has strengthened its position on bringing marijuana to patients in the form of a prescription drug. Tetra has become a world leader in the field of cannabis drug development and its PPP001 dried cannabis drug was covered in the Global Pain Management Drugs Market analysis report published by Azoth Analytics in May 2017. According to this report, Tetra is the only company developing dried marijuana as a drug.

One in five Canadians will live with pain in their lifetime and one in two will be affected by cancer. Canadian courts have ruled in favor of patients wanting access to marijuana for relief. In response to these decisions, the Canadian government has implemented the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) to help bring marijuana to patients. Canada’s Prime Minister has been very favorable in bringing marijuana to patients but it will be up to corporations to step in and adhere to the Canadian Food and Drug regulations to bring marijuana medications to patients. Tetra is a world leader in the drug development field of cannabis-based medications and is paving the road to become the first company to commercialize a dried marijuana product as a drug in North America.

“Canadian’s are entitled to access to marijuana to treat their pain or its co-morbidities. It is not a question of social standing or a judgement if the act of ‘smoking’ is acceptable for patients. It is a fundamental right to have access to a botanical drug that can effectively allow patients to have a better quality of life,” commented Dr. Guy Chamberland, CSO of Tetra Bio-Pharma. “There is sufficient evidence suggesting that smoking marijuana is an adequate medication to help relieve pain and improve a patient’s well-being. Both of these are important aspects to offering effective therapies to patients. The challenge has been addressing quality and safety issues to meet the standards of a drug.”

Over the years our society has inherited an image that ‘smoking’ or ‘vaporizing’ is not associated with a healthy approach to health care. According to the expert committee on the Health Effects of Marijuana (National Academies Press, 2017), ‘smoking cannabis does not increase the risk for certain cancers (i.e., lung, head and neck)’. In addition, cancer patients typically consume an amount of dried marijuana per day, in dry weight, that is less than 1 tobacco cigarette, without the paper, per day. The significantly reduced amount of smoke per day is one of the explanations supporting that smoking marijuana does not increase the risk for these cancers. That said, these are effective routes of delivering a complex botanical medication. “Society has to focus on caring for all patients living with pain not just those that want a different dosage form,” commented Dr. Chamberland. He added, “In fact our challenge is to characterize the safety and efficacy of this therapy, ensure lot-to-lot quality, provide adequate risk information to health professionals, demonstrate the safety and efficacy so that physicians can adequately assess the potential efficacy and safety for their patient, and actively pursue more tolerable dosage forms to offer these innovative cannabis therapies to patients. In the end, a patient’s desire to smoke marijuana for relief has to be defended by Canadian courts and politicians. We live in a democratic society and we have to care for everyone.”

“Tetra undertook the development of PPP001 as a first prescription marijuana drug. The company is preparing its phase 3 trial in cancer patients and will assess the safety and efficacy using both the titanium pipe and vaporizer delivery systems. From Day 1, Tetra was dedicated to characterizing the safety and tolerability of consuming medical marijuana by smoking. Tetra also adopted the firm position of working transparently with regulators because the corporation believed it is important to bring marijuana, as traditionally used, to patients. Tetra will continue to work with provincial and federal governments, including physician and pharmacist professional corporations, to help address issues associated with the development and commercialization of a first prescription medical marijuana drug.”

“Tetra already works closely with Health Canada through the regulatory processes in place for the development of drugs and controlled substances,” commented Dr. Chamberland. He added that, “Tetra was working closely with the province of New Brunswick whom from Day 1 was very active in preparing for the eventual legalization of marijuana in Canada. Tetra is working with physician and pharmacist professional associations/corporations and will be working closely with these health professionals as the company prepares for its Phase 3 trial and the eventual commercialization of the first dried marijuana drug.”

“Tetra has performed safety, pharmacokinetic and cognitive function studies in healthy volunteers. The corporation has characterized the safety of consuming marijuana and understands what the potential risks are to consumers and patients. This information will be made available by Tetra to Health Canada and to other government departments on request. We believe that this safety data provides a clear and accurate picture of what happens to people that smoke marijuana recreationally,” commented Dr. Chamberland. “We believe it is our responsibility to provide this information to regulators to help pave the road for the Trudeau government’s legalization.”

In addition, Tetra will use its clinical knowledge from its Phase 1 and Safety clinical studies to implement effective and secure patient care programs. This includes working with independent professional organizations to transfer its clinical risk information and ensure that these groups provide continued medical education to their health professionals. Dr. Chamberland commented, “Launching the first dried marijuana drug in Canada brings a responsibility of ensuring that all safety risks are communicated to health professionals to ensure the well-being of consumers. No body wants another fentanyl-type crisis; all we want is for patients to obtain relief and an improved quality of life when consuming marijuana that is of the same quality as any other prescription medication.”

“Tetra will be actively pursuing the development and commercialization of PPP001 to remain a world leader in the field of cannabis medicine,” commented Andre Rancourt, CEO of Tetra Bio-Pharma. “We are dedicated to working with distributors and pharmaceutical companies interested in bringing medical marijuana as a prescription drug around the world. We are focusing on bringing to patients what the Supreme Court of Canada ruled was their right: access to marijuana.”

About Tetra Bio-Pharma:

Tetra Bio-Pharma is a multi subsidiary publicly traded company (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(CNSX:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF) engaged in the development of Bio Pharmaceuticals and Natural Health Products containing Cannabis and other medicinal plant based elements.

Tetra Bio-Pharma is focused on combining the traditional methods of medicinal cannabis use with the supporting scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators physicians and insurance companies. More information is available about the company at: www.tetrabiopharma.com.

Source: Tetra Bio-Pharma

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.
Edward Miller
Vice President, IR & Corporate Communications
(514) 360-8040 Ext. 203
edward@tetrabiopharma.com

Tetra Bio-Pharma Expands Focus of Commercialization Activities into the Lucrative Veterinary Market $TPB.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:27 AM on Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

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  • Commercializing novel cannabinoid based formulations for the treatment of pet conditions
  • Tetra will adopt a similar regulatory approach of transparency and collaboration with the veterinary drug authorities

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 28, 2017) – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(CNSX:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF), announced today that it will also commercialize novel cannabinoid based formulations for the treatment of pet conditions.

Over the last year, Tetra demonstrated its leadership in the development of human prescription cannabinoid drugs and will use the same strategy to become a leader in the field of veterinary cannabinoid drug products. Tetra will adopt a similar regulatory approach of transparency and collaboration with the veterinary drug authorities. In fact, Tetra is well suited to tackle the veterinary drug market since the ACMPR was created to allow human patient’s access to medical marijuana and does not provide any measures to allow testing of cannabis or cannabis derived products in pets.

According to a USA Federal Trade Commission May 2015 report, in 2014, Americans spent approximately $58 billion on their pets, including medications. This number more than doubled since 2001. This market is expected to enjoy excellent growth over the next decade as new therapies provide better and more tolerable treatment for pets. According to Andre Rancourt, CEO of Tetra Bio-Pharma, “After carefully studying the veterinary pet market and potential partnerships, the company decided to expand its development activities in order to tap into this lucrative market. In addition, Tetra is very fortunate to have Dr. Chamberland who has considerable experience navigating the regulatory affairs in the veterinary industry.”

Tetra had announced the successful completion of several corporate milestones associated with the development of its prescription drug products. These announcements lead to discussions with veterinary specialists who expressed the need for novel cannabinoid therapies for pets.

Tetra will create a Veterinary Advisory board consisting of veterinary specialists in the fields of ophthalmology, oncology and pain. This board of veterinary experts will help guide the development to ensure that the products target unmet veterinary needs for domestic animals. Tetra will use the veterinary drug development program to expand its potential revenues from the sales of a drug product in both the human and pet drug markets. The corporation will also establish partnerships with pharmaceutical companies specialized in the sale and distribution of veterinary products.

About Tetra Bio-Pharma:

Tetra Bio-Pharma is a multi subsidiary publicly traded company (CSE:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF) engaged in the development of Bio Pharmaceuticals and Natural Health Products containing Cannabis and other medicinal plant based elements.

Tetra Bio-Pharma is focused on combining the traditional methods of medicinal cannabis use with the supporting scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators physicians and insurance companies. More information is available about the company at: www.tetrabiopharma.com.

Source: Tetra Bio-Pharma

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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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.
Edward Miller
Vice President, IR & Corporate Communications
(514) 360-8040 Ext. 203
edward@tetrabiopharma.com

Tetra Bio-Pharma Announces UNB Cannabis Health Research Chair $TBP.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:26 AM on Tuesday, June 13th, 2017

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  • Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. and The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation are investing a combined $1 million,
  • $500,000 each over five years to establish a Health Research Chair in Cannabis at the University of New Brunswick (UNB)

OTTAWA, ONTARIO–(June 13, 2017) – Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc. (“Tetra” or the “Company“) (CSE:TBP)(CSE:TBP.CN)(CNSX:TBP)(OTCQB:TBPMF) and The New Brunswick Health Research Foundation are investing a combined $1 million, $500,000 each over five years to establish a Health Research Chair in Cannabis at the University of New Brunswick (UNB).

The chair will focus on the study of biochemistry, medicinal use and pharmacology of cannabis. This research will expand UNB’s commitment to research and innovation in the field of natural product and biomedical, health and life sciences – adding to its reputation as a leader in natural products’ research.

“The Cannabis Health Research Chair is a key example of the university’s commitment to discovery,” says Dr. David Burns, Vice-President (Research), UNB. “We believe in the power of research to advance innovation within New Brunswick. With 75 per cent of the province’s public funded research taking place at UNB, we’re thrilled to play a central role.”

Potential research areas for the chair include the analysis of existing cannabis literature, in order to understand inconsistencies and identify needs for future research; the biochemistry and medicinal chemistry analyses of cannabis; and preclinical pharmacology studies.

“Health research is instrumental in helping us find better ways to provide patient care in our province,” says Health Minister Victor Boudreau. “This new Cannabis Research Chair will certainly provide crucial and innovative information on the use of cannabis as a medical treatment.”

“We are honoured to invest with the New Brunswick Health Foundation in establishing a research chair at the University of New Brunswick as Tetra positions itself as a global leader in pharmaceutical cannabis,” said Andre Rancourt, CEO of Tetra Bio-Pharma.

The recruitment and nomination process will be conducted at the University of New Brunswick for a tenured track faculty member. Funding for the chair is expected to start in the 2017-18 fiscal year.

Dr. Guy Chamberland, Chief Scientific Officer of Tetra Bio-Pharma added: “Over the past few years, the province of New Brunswick has positioned itself on the forefront as global leaders in the development of cannabis products for health care. The Tetra team has partnered with the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation to help bring innovative cannabis-based therapies to patients. We have no doubt that when established, the work of this new chair will contribute significantly to this network by providing crucial information on the safety toward implementing new cannabis based products to practitioners working to help improve the quality of life for patients specifically living with chronic pain.”

This research will expand the university’s capacity to train, mentor and prepare undergraduate and graduate students to work effectively in botanical product research.

“The present Health Research Chair, the second one announced within a month, clearly signifies New Brunswick’s intention to be at the forefront of cannabis research. This competitive Chair will further develop the science toward implementing proven and safe innovative cannabis-based therapies for the chronic treatment of various disorders (pain, PTSD, etc.),” says Dr. Bruno Battistini, President, CEO and Scientific Director of the New Brunswick Health Research Foundation.

“New Brunswick, with such entities as UNB, the NB Research and Productivity Council, and Tetra Bio-Pharma as the private sector partner, create a unique association, leveraging scientific and innovation expertise that will strongly address the clinical challenges introduced by the legalization and regulation of this natural product.”

About Tetra Bio-Pharma:

Tetra Bio-Pharma is a multi subsidiary publicly traded company (CSE: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF) engaged in the development of Bio Pharmaceuticals and Natural Health Products containing Cannabis and other medicinal plant based elements.

Tetra Bio-Pharma is focused on combining the traditional methods of medicinal cannabis use with the supporting scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators physicians and insurance companies. More information is available about the company at: www.tetrabiopharma.com.

Source: Tetra Bio-Pharma

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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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.
Edward Miller
Vice President, IR & Corporate Communications
(514) 360-8040 Ext. 203
edward@tetrabiopharma.com
www.tetrabiopharma.com