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.”