Shipment marks an important milestone to enable patients in Australia to access ZYUS’ medical cannabinoid oil formulations as part of strategic international expansion
SASKATOON, Saskatchewan–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ZYUS Life Sciences Inc. (“ZYUS”), a Canadian life sciences company leading scientific research and development in phyto-therapeutics, has completed its first international shipment of ZYUS’ first-generation cannabinoid oil formulations to the Australian medical cannabis market in preparation for the sales and distribution under Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Act (“TGA”) special access and authorized prescriber scheme. Through ZYUS’ Australian distributor, the company’s first-generation cannabinoid oil formulations will be accessible through approximately 4,300 pharmacies across Australia as physicians are introduced to ZYUS’ medical cannabinoid formulations. This achievement marks an important milestone in ZYUS’ mission to improve quality of life for millions of patients outside of Canada through plant-made therapeutics – leveraging cannabinoids and their transformational potential.
Australia is the first international market to receive ZYUS’ first-generation cannabinoid oil formulations, with the company planning to export its first-generation medical cannabinoid products to additional markets in accordance with pharmaceutical distribution and sales agreements it currently has in place with various international distributors. Three of ZYUS’ first-generation cannabinoid oil formulations, including Zylem 1:20 Oil (high CBD), Zylem 10:10 Oil (balanced CBD/THC), and Zylem 20:1 Oil (high THC), will be accessible through pharmacies across Australia as the company begins to scale its distribution network.
In addition to initiating distribution of ZYUS’ first-generation cannabinoid oil formulations in Australia, ZYUS continues to advance its research activities and has conducted its Phase One Human Osteoarthritis Pain Evaluation (HOPE) clinical trial in Australia. The formulation being studied, Trichomylin® softgels, is a proprietary novel fixed-dose cannabinoid formulation developed by ZYUS to alleviate chronic pain and has the potential to be a safe and effective alternative to opioids – without the devasting addictive qualities. ZYUS’ second-generation drug product candidates, including Trichomylin® softgels, will only be available to patients by prescription once it undergoes the required clinical trials and receives regulatory approval as a drug product.
“At ZYUS, we believe there is no mission more important than to improve quality of life for the millions suffering from chronic and sustained medical conditions.” said ZYUS CEO Brent Zettl “This first international shipment of cannabinoid oil formulations to Australia marks an important step in ZYUS’ journey to improve a growing number of patient outcomes, and another milestone in the company’s plans for global expansion.”
Quality in Manufacturing
ZYUS manufactures its cannabinoid extracts in an industry leading, pharmaceutical-grade extraction facility, with all products undergoing rigorous testing and more than 450 points of quality control to ensure production of standardized formulations that patients and healthcare practitioners can depend upon. ZYUS was recently awarded EU-Good Manufacturing Practice (EU-GMP) certification for its Canadian manufacturing facility, enabling the company to execute upon its well-developed plans for expansion into a number of key international markets.
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