ZYUS Life Sciences Inc. ("ZYUS"), a next-generation life sciences company leading scientific research and development in phyto-therapeutics, is pleased to announce that effective July 31, 2020, it received its Health Canada Medical Sales License, marking another important step on the Company's journey to improve patient outcomes in Canada and around the world.
Launched in 2018 by Canadian medical cannabis pioneer Brent Zettl, ZYUS is on a mission to advance the science of well-being by setting new standards for patient care, innovating the use of cannabinoids in healthcare and cultivating a better quality of life for patients in Canada and around the world. The recently granted Medical Sales License is another important milestone for the Company as it works to advance the scientific development, formulation, and application of phyto-therapeutics.
Over the past year, ZYUS has made significant strides towards its mission to improve patient quality of life including receiving its Processing, Analytical Testing and Research Licenses from Health Canada, strengthening its leadership team, launching pre-clinical trials to determine the impact of cannabis derivatives on mental and neurological health conditions, and successfully achieving plant-made expression, isolation and purification of a potential antigen for a SARS-CoV-2 vaccine ? providing proof of concept for plant-made COVID-19 vaccine production by leveraging ZYUS' proprietary bio-technology platform.
"The receipt of our Medical Sales License is another important step towards restoring health and well-being to patients here in Canada and around the world," said Brent Zettl, ZYUS CEO. "Providing the highest-quality of patient care, products and evidence-based medicine is at the heart of ZYUS' business. ZYUS is solely focused on serving the needs of medical patients through advanced, best-in-class formulations and leading the research and development of next-generation plant-made therapeutics to have a transformational impact on quality of life."
With the receipt of its Medical Sales License, ZYUS will now apply to Health Canada to amend its processing license to add cannabis extracts and topical formulations to its processing license, which will facilitate sale of cannabinoid-based oil, gel-cap and topical formulations. The Company plans to launch sales and distribute its oil formulations directly to registered patients in the second half of 2020.
To ensure a consistent supply of high-quality formulations for registered medical patients, operations are currently underway at ZYUS' Saskatoon Phase I, GMP designed processing facility and the Company remains on track to complete the development and construction of Phase II of the processing facility by the end of 2020.
ZYUS is now accepting patient enrollments via phone at 1-833-713-CARE (2273) and will launch online patient enrollment on ZYUS.ca in the coming weeks. Prospective patients or healthcare practitioners seeking more information on ZYUS can visit ZYUS.com or speak to a member of ZYUS' patient care team via phone at 1-833-713-CARE (2273).
About ZYUS Life Sciences Inc.
ZYUS is a Canadian-based life sciences company focused on the global development and commercialization of innovative cannabinoid-based therapeutics and product candidates. Through clinical research and IP development, we intend to deliver high-quality oils, gel-caps, topical creams and other cannabinoid-based therapeutics and product candidates to patients worldwide. The ZYUS vision is to elevate cannabinoids as a standard of care and expand the potential of protein-based formulations in pursuit of a transformational impact on patients' lives. ZYUS: Advancing the Science of Well-Being. Visit www.zyus.com.
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