Aequus Pharmaceuticals (TSXV:AQS; OTCQB:AQSZF) announced a collaboration agreement with Scientus Pharma to develop a cannabinoid containing transdermal formulation to treat resistant epilepsy.
As quoted in the press release:
They have signed a non-binding term sheet on a collaboration to develop, assess clinical performance, and commercialize a cannabinoid containing transdermal formulation designed and optimized to address both acute and chronic treatment of Resistant Epilepsy, and certain other neurological disorders.
Scientus will be the supplier of specific cannabinoid extracts and will have an option to co-fund the clinical development of this program. The parties expect to expand the collaboration to additional product development programs in the future.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Scientus for development and commercial supply as we advance this first product, a pharmaceutical-grade, transdermal cannabinoid based therapy for use in epilepsy and potentially other additional neurological disorders,” said Doug Janzen, Chairman and CEO of Aequus. “Within only three months of announcing our involvement in the medical cannabis space, we’ve completed a comprehensive survey with physicians identifying current challenges and validating our product concepts, partnered with the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) for formulation development, and have now formed a product specific relationship with a high quality, medically focused Licensed Dealer who shares our vision to improve the quality of cannabis-based options currently available in progressive markets, such as Canada.”