January 23, 2017, Vancouver, B.C. – Veritas Pharma Inc. (CSE: VRT; OTC: VRTHF; and Frankfurt: 2VP), an emerging discovery and IP development company, is pleased to announce that it has completed its second to last payment of $250,000 to Cannevert Therapeutics Ltd. (CTL). This latest installment brings Veritas’ total investment in CTL to $1,250,000. An additional $250,000 needs to be paid by May 1st, 2017. The final payment will grant Veritas Pharma an 80% ownership interest in CTL, with an option to purchase the remaining 20%.
Cannevert has effectively been acting as the research arm of Veritas, as it currently has an exclusive license agreement to market all proprietary products developed by them. Additionally, all monetary advances made thus far have been used to expand CTL’s R&D efforts. With the latest payment, CTL will provide Veritas with a report on its current research program. We anticipate to have it within the next 10 days, at which point the principal results will be announced.
Dr. Lui Franciosi, Veritas’ CEO, stated “Cannevert team is composed of a veteran scientific team whom have previously developed successful pharmaceutical drugs and have created over a billion dollars in shareholder value along the way. I believe that our latest payment to Cannevert has solidified our commitment to each other and secures our continued collaboration. I would also like to extend my thanks to those who participated in the last financing, in particular Marapharm Ventures Inc., as it has enabled Veritas to bring this this transaction to the cusp of completion.”
About Veritas Pharma Inc.
Veritas Pharma Inc. is an emerging-stage pharmaceutical and IP development company, who, through Cannevert Therapeutics Ltd. (CTL), is advancing the science behind medical cannabis. It is the Company aim, through its investment in CTL, to develop the most effective cannabis strains (cultivars) specific to pain, nausea, epilepsy and PTSD, solving the critical need for clinical data to support medical marijuana claims. CTL’s unique value proposition uses a low-cost research and development model to help drive shareholder value, and speed-to-market. Veritas investment in CTL is led by strong management team, bringing together veteran academic pharmacologists, anesthetists & chemists. The company’s commercial mission is to patent protect CTL’s IP (cultivars & strains) and sell or license to cancer clinics, insurance industry and pharma, targeting multi-billion dollar global markets.
About Cannevert Therapeutics Ltd.
CTL is a private company owned by a unique group of chemists, pharmacologists, and other medical professionals. With offices located on the campus of the University of British Columbia, CTL has obtained permission from Health Canada to conduct research on cannabis strains. CTL has entered a funding agreement with Veritas where, upon advancing $1.5 million to CTL, Veritas will earn an 80% ownership interest in CTL. Although Veritas has advanced $1,000,000 to CTL, no ownership interest will be earned by Veritas until the entire $1.5 million is received. CTL has also entered a licensing agreement with Veritas, licensing Veritas to market all products developed by CTL.
Veritas Pharma Inc. is a publicly traded company which trades in three countries including Canada, on the Canadian Stock Exchange under the ticker VRT; in the United States, on the OTC under the ticker VRTHF; and in Germany, on the Frankfurt exchange under the ticker 2VP.
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On behalf of the Board of Directors; Veritas Pharma Inc.
Dr. Lui Franciosi
Chief Executive Officer
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