Canopy Growth introduces spectrum therapeutics

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX:WEED, NYSE:CGC) is pleased to introduce Spectrum Therapeutics, a new global brand that will encompass all of the Company’s ongoing commercial medical and clinical research operations including Spectrum Cannabis, Canopy Health Innovations (CHI), and the most recent addition to Canopy Growth’s medical portfolio, Bionorica SE-founded C3 Cannabinoid Compound Company (“C3”), a European leader in cannabinoid-based medical therapies.

Incorporating these entities into one unified ecosystem will integrate the Company’s medical efforts as one global healthcare enterprise. Spectrum Therapeutics now encompasses the production and distribution of full-spectrum and single cannabinoid medical cannabis products; industry-leading education, resources and support for patients and healthcare practitioners; as well as pre-clinical and clinical research and the development of cannabinoid-based medicines.

The recent acquisition of C3 will allow Spectrum Therapeutics to continue to advance leadership in medical cannabis globally by further expanding its ability to empower physicians in Europe and around the world with the knowledge and therapies drawn from a full range of cannabinoid-based medicines. This includes dronabinol, C3’s cannabinoid pharmaceutical drug available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Denmark. Dronabinol, while integrated into the Spectrum Therapeutics commercial offering, will continue to be marketed under C3’s established and recognized branding, Bionorica Ethics.

“We’ve always been a company that provides more than medical cannabis to our patients,” commented Dr. Mark Ware, Chief Medical Officer, Canopy Growth. “We also offer education for patients and healthcare professionals and are engaged in research to define the safety and efficacy of cannabinoid medicines and the development of new cannabinoid-based treatments. Integrating our commercial medical businesses and clinical research arm under a single entity better reflects our position as a healthcare company that’s driving further acceptance of cannabinoids as mainstream medicine and addressing the medical and wellness needs of our patients worldwide.”

In addition to providing commercially available medical cannabis products on five continents, Spectrum Therapeutics will continue to offer medical cannabis education for patients and healthcare professionals in countries with legal regulatory frameworks. Through the continuation of CHI and C3’s respective clinical research programs, Spectrum Therapeutics will also focus on the research and development of clinically ready cannabinoid drug formulations and dosage formats. In addition to supporting drug registration, this research also support’s best-in-class physician and patient interaction and education for Spectrum Therapeutics’ commercial operations on a global basis.

Entities now under the Spectrum Therapeutics banner include:

  • Spectrum Cannabis: Known for its colour-coded spectrum to categorize medical cannabis according to THC and CBD levels, the commercial medical arm of the Company operates in 12 countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Lesotho, Peru, Poland, and the United Kingdom. In Canada alone, the team has conducted 61,000+ healthcare professional visits.
  • Canopy Health Innovations (CHI): With 38 provisional patents filed in the US designed to address a range of medical issues, from addiction to pain management, Canopy Health Innovations continues to build a robust portfolio of IP, pre-clinical and clinical evidence to support cannabis-based medicines that deliver therapeutic value in areas of unmet medical need. Additionally, across five continents, CHI has 11 ongoing and planned therapeutic trials and another 11 third-party investigator-initiated trials supported by Spectrum Therapeutics. More than 900 patients will be enrolled in research trials testing the efficacy of cannabinoid-based therapies and more than 1800 patients are participating in the EQUAL program (Evaluation of Quality of Life) that will investigate the quality of life of patients before and after treatment with medical cannabis.
  • C3 Cannabinoid Compound Company (C3): C3 is Europe’s largest cannabinoid-based pharmaceuticals company. The company was founded in 2014 by Bionorica SE, one of the world’s leading producers of herbal medicines, as a holding company for the companies Bionorica ethics and THC Pharm. Both Bionorica ethics and THC Pharm have for almost two decades been researching and developing the key therapeutic ingredients of the cannabis flower: tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). One of the most significant of C3’s medical offerings is dronabinol, a pure chemical compound with standardized concentrations of THC that can be prescribed by doctors in Germany for any type of chronic pain and for any condition in palliative care.

Here’s to Future (Therapeutic) Growth.

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