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Genacol Canada Corporation and Tetra Bio-Pharma Team Up to bring Innovative Cannabinoid Treatments to Self-Care Market in Canada

ORLEANS, Ontario, Aug. 14, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc., a leader in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and development (TSX VENTURE: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF), is pleased to announce that they have concluded a Development and Commercialization agreement with Genacol Canada Corporation.  Tetra Bio-Pharma will develop a cannabinoid derived oral capsule and a topical cream for treating joint pain and inflammation.  Genacol will be responsible for the promotion and sales of these products throughout their network in Canada.  According to industry statistics the market for topical pain relief products exceeded $2.5 billion. The companies plan to launch the products in 2019.    

Tetra Bio-Pharma will use its formulation and regulatory expertise and clinical trial data from its topical cannabinoid and encapsulated cannabis oil (PPP005) trials to create innovative products for Genacol.  Tetra Bio-Pharma will work with regulatory to bring these products to markets within Genacol’s sales network.  “We are thrilled to partner with Genacol, a market leader in Canada with a sales network in over 40 countries, these products will command a great deal of exposure,” says Dr. Guy Chamberland, interim CEO and Chief Scientific Officer of Tetra Bio-Pharma. “Tetra is in the business of developing cannabinoid derived prescription and natural health products and this agreement will enable Tetra Bio-Pharma to expand the number of offerings to our patients.”

“We are extremely excited about the potential of this partnership we have created with Tetra Bio-Pharma, a world leader in developing cannabinoid derived prescription and natural health products,” stated Martin Vidal, President & Chief Executive Office for Genacol Corporation.  “Our research team at Genacol are great believers in the therapeutic properties of cannabinoids. These products that Tetra Bio-Pharma is developing and Genacol will promote and commercialize are expected to play an important role in the pain and inflammation market in Canada. We estimate that these products will generate several millions of dollars in sales for Genacol in Canada.”

About Tetra Bio-Pharma
Tetra Bio-Pharma (TSX-V: TBP) (OTCQB: TBPMF) is a biopharmaceutical leader in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and development with a Health Canada approved, and FDA reviewed, clinical program aimed at bringing novel prescription drugs and treatments to patients and their healthcare providers. The Company has several subsidiaries engaged in the development of an advanced and growing pipeline of Bio Pharmaceuticals, Natural Health and Veterinary Products containing cannabis and other medicinal plant-based elements. With patients at the core of what we do, Tetra Bio-Pharma is focused on providing rigorous scientific validation and safety data required for inclusion into the existing bio pharma industry by regulators, physicians and insurance companies.

For more information visit: www.tetrabiopharma.com

About Genacol Corporation
Genacol Corporation Canada is a leader in the development and marketing of natural health products primarily related to the treatment of joint pain and the maintenance of joint health. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of its customers by offering them a range of innovative natural products. Building on its success in Canada, Genacol has also developed in recent years an international presence with Genacol brand products available in more than 40 countries, including Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the United States. In addition, the Genacol trademark is registered in 81 countries worldwide. The success of Genacol is based on its collagen manufactured using a proprietary process called "AminoLock® Sequential Technology", which is an ingredient in many of Genacol's products.

For more information visit: www.genacol.ca/en/about-us/

Source: Tetra Bio-Pharma

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For further information, please contact Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc.

Robert (Bob) Bechard                                     
Executive Vice President, Corporate Development and Licensing
514-817-2514
Investors@tetrabiopharma.com       

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 08:00