PreveCeutical Receives Australian State Approval to Acquire and Use Cannabis as Part of its Research and Development Program
Vancouver, British Columbia: PreveCeutical Medical Inc. (the “Company” or “PreveCeutical”) (CSE: PREV, OTCQB: PRVCF, Frankfurt: 18H) is pleased to announce that it has received approval (the “Approval”) from the Environmental Hazards Unit of the Queensland Government (the Australian state-level authority) to acquire, store and use high-quality cannabis oil and dried cannabis plant extracts. The Approval is a significant milestone which enables PreveCeutical’s Chief Research Officer, Dr. Harendra Parekh, to apply for an importation permit (the “Permit”) with the Office of Drug Control in Canberra (the Australian federal-level authority). Upon receipt of the Permit, shipment of cannabis material from the Company’s Canadian licenced producer (see news release dated September 21, 2017) to the Pharmacy Australia Centre of Excellence (“PACE”) may be initiated.
The Approval is a component of PreveCeutical’s research and development program for the commercialization of Sol-gels that provide a nose-to-brain delivery of cannabinoids intended to provide relief for a range of ailments, such as pain, inflammation, seizures, and neurological disorders. (see news release dated April 24, 2017). The Sol-gel research and development program is currently being conducted at the PACE facility located in Brisbane, Australia, led by Dr. Parekh.
PreveCeutical’s Chairman and CEO, Mr. Stephen Van Deventer commented, “We are extremely pleased to receive this approval as it brings us one step closer to bringing the Sol-gel nose-to-brain delivery system to market.”
About PreveCeutical Medical Inc.
PreveCeutical is a health sciences company that develops innovative options for preventive and curative therapies utilizing organic and nature identical products.
PreveCeutical aims to be a leader in preventive health sciences and currently has five research and development programs, including: dual gene therapy for curative and prevention therapies for diabetes and obesity; a Sol-gel platform for nose to brain delivery of medical compounds including cannabinoids; Nature IdenticalTM peptides for treatment of various ailments; non-addictive analgesic peptides as a replacement to the highly addictive analgesics such as morphine, fentanyl and oxycodone; and a therapeutic product for treating athletes who suffer from concussions (mild traumatic brain injury).
PreveCeutical sells CELLB9®, an Immune System Booster. CELLB9® is an oral solution containing polarized and potentiated essential minerals extracted from a novel peptide obtained from Caribbean Blue Scorpion venom.
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“Stephen Van Deventer”
Chairman & CEO
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