RYAH Medtech, Inc. (“RYAH” or the “Company”), a big data and technology company focused on valuable predictive analysis in the global medical plant intake industry, announced today that it has signed an agreement with an international clinic (the “Clinic”) for one of the world’s largest and most comprehensive clinical trials in plant-based medicine. The order consists of approximately 100,000 RYAH dose-measuring dry herb vaporizers and several million RYAH proprietary dry herb cartridges, to be purchased by the Customer over a five year period, with the first purchases anticipated in December 2019.
As part of the agreement, the Clinic will conduct a clinical research program on the safety and efficacy of cannabis and hemp on patients suffering from chronic pain, utilizing RYAH smart IoT vaporizers and dry herb cartridges. The study, which will be run at a major international oncology clinic, will allow for precision dosing and the opportunity to track patient responses to the treatment, by utilizing RYAH’s proprietary technology. The Clinic plans to submit the anonymized data generated by RYAH’s smart devices to its national health regulator, to advance the industry’s understanding of the safety and efficacy of cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain.
“This milestone agreement for such a significant volume of our dry-herb vaporizers and cartridges further validates our value proposition and launches RYAH products into a new market,” said Gregory Wagner, CEO of RYAH Medtech, Inc. “Our devices allow patients, clinics and doctors greater control over the quantity and frequency of dosing, driving superior results for patients. Moreover, by using our best-in-class vaporizers, cartridges and customized software capabilities, the Clinic will capture medically-relevant seed-to-consumption data on its cannabis-based treatments, which will then be analyzed to assess the safety and efficacy of medical cannabis, with the goal of advancing evidence-based policy making.”
Wagner continued, “This significant purchase order follows our recently announced distribution agreement in Australia, which marked our entry into international markets. We are gratified these key international markets recognize the unique value RYAH brings to the industry, resulting in revenues quickly on the heels of our commercial launch in the U.S. this past summer.”
RYAH will be launching a fully customized mobile application and back-end software solution specifically for the clinical trial – designed to precisely control temperature, dosing and specific patient feedback directly to the clinic for this major study. Using RYAH devices combined with customized APIs will enable the clinic to track patient response rates securely, in near-real time, and to build data-backed evidence of the safety and efficacy of cannabis treatments, which is desperately needed in the medical cannabis industry. RYAH’s partnership with the Clinic to bring its next generation technology and custom software validates the Company’s commitment to radically improving human health in major disease areas.
Jordan Medley, Director of Product Operations at RYAH, said, “We are thrilled to create a custom solution for our clinic partner that helps facilitate the unique needs of their study. By giving the clinic the ability to a) prescribe a specific amount of dry herb medicine in pre-filled, tamper proof cartridges, and b) set a specific temperature and dose for each of their patients in their very own app, it improves the integrity of the study by removing key variables that could drastically influence the effects that their patients experience.”
RYAH received a CE Mark for its dose measuring and data aggregator vaporizer in June 2019. The Company is targeting opportunities to expanding its operational footprint in the United States, Canada, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region.
About RYAH Medtech, Inc.
RYAH is a big data and technology company focused on valuable predictive analysis in the global medical plant intake industry. The company manages a complete digital ecosystem leveraging both Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence to create a dynamic data service for the medical plant industry. It is developing a suite of IoT devices, including a dry-herb vaporizer device capable of storing all plant lab results, measuring patient inhalation sessions in real-time and capturing instant feedback for plant dose management. Its robust artificial intelligence platform aggregates and correlates HIPAA-compliant medical data, which is intended to help doctors and patients personalize plant-based treatments to better predict treatment outcomes. The data collection is also relevant for pharmacies, clinics, growers, dispensaries and Licensed Producers (LPs) to monitor and manage plant strain effects on patients. With a strong IP portfolio, RYAH gathers deep and insightful data on the complete medical plant lifecycle, from seed to consumption.
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