Tetra Bio-Pharma(CSE:TBP) has entered into a binding term sheet with Panag Pharma for the development and commercialization of novel cannabinoid based formulations for the treatment of pain and inflammation.
As quoted in the press release:
Combined total market potential of both products in the USA in 2014 is estimated over US$5.5 billion.
Per the binding term sheet, Tetra will have exclusive access to sell the ocular and topical drug products in North America with right of first negotiation for outside U.S. and Canadian territories. In addition, Tetra will have a right of first negotiation for future products.
Tetra will be working in close collaboration with Panag’s team of experts to ensure a rapid and successful development. Tetra shall be responsible for 100% of the research and development of the Licensed Products. Tetra will own and control all regulatory approvals in the Territory, including the application and any other marketing authorizations within the Territory and shall be responsible for all aspects of commercializing the drug products.
Panag has developed potential new cannabinoid-based therapies for ocular and topical anti-inflammatory and pain markets. The total ocular anti-inflammatory market was estimated at over $3 billion in the USA in 2014 and includes conditions such as post-op inflammation, allergic conjunctivitis and inflammatory dry eye. Panag also developed a cannabinoid topical drug product for the treatment of local neuropathic and non-neuropathic pain. In 2014, the over the counter sales of topical analgesics were estimated at over $2.5 billion according to IMS.
“This announcement further demonstrates Tetra’s commitment to shareholders to add future products to our product portfolio in an effort of building a leading bio- pharmaceutical organization,” said Andre Rancourt, CEO of Tetra Bio-Pharma. “This will further allow Tetra to generate revenues in 2017 through its partnership with Panag. Tetra is going to work closely with Panag to exploit its innovative technology that indirectly acts on the CB2 receptor with the goal of launching several products in the retail market. This is in-line with Tetra’s goal of commercializing products pending legalization.”