Revive Therapeutics Enters into Collaboration Agreement with Health Canada Licensed Dealer for Medical Cannabis and US FDA Approved Laboratory

TORONTO, ONTARIO–(Marketwired – Dec. 18, 2017) – Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (« Revive » or the « Company ») (TSX VENTURE:RVV)(RVVTF), a company focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel therapies and technologies for the medical cannabis and pharmaceutical sectors, is pleased to announce that the Company has entered into a collaboration agreement (the « Agreement ») with Chemi Pharmaceutical Inc. (« Chemi Pharma »), a Licensed Dealer for cannabis pursuant to the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act under Health Canada and a laboratory approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (« US FDA »).

The Agreement with Chemi Pharma strengthens Revive’s ambition in becoming a leader in the medical cannabis market. Under Chemi Pharma’s Dealer’s License, it enables Revive to conduct research, development, and analytical testing on the Company’s proprietary medical cannabis products, including its cannabinoid delivery system, and it unlocks the potential of Revive’s commercialization plans and partnering with Canadian licensed producers of medical cannabis pursuant to the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (« ACMPR »). Revive is commercializing novel medical cannabis products targeting liver disease, pain, dermatology and rare diseases with US FDA approval for orphan drug designation while leveraging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence (« AI ») or machine learning to support the Company’s objectives.

« We are very excited with our collaboration with Chemi Pharma as it serves as an important part of our strategy in becoming a global leader in the medical cannabis industry while unlocking opportunities in partnering with pharmaceutical companies and licensed producers of medical cannabis, » said Fabio Chianelli, President of Revive. « We have an established relationship with Chemi Pharma and their commitment to quality research and testing under GMP and GLP paves the way for valuable opportunities in the medical cannabis market, which are only made available with a Dealer’s License. Revive is also exploring the potential of developing novel cannabis testing products and services that may be enabled by blockchain and artificial intelligence. »

« We are very excited to collaborate with Revive on its initiatives of advancing novel medical cannabis products and technologies that leverages our core competencies and passion for healthcare solutions, including medical cannabis, » said Emil Stavrikov, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Chemi Pharma. « We look forward to advancing our relationship with Revive and the potential of our next phase of growth in our businesses. »

About Chemi Pharmaceutical Inc.

Founded in 2001, Chemi Pharma serves the Pharmaceutical, Natural Health Product, Cosmetics, Veterinary, and Cannabis industries with a wide range of quality control analytical testing and research and development services under Good Manufacturing Practice (« GMP ») and Good Laboratory Practice (« GLP »). Chemi Pharma’s laboratory is approved by Health Canada and the US FDA. Chemi Pharma holds an Establishment License from Health Canada and Inspections from US FDA. Additional information on Chemi Pharma is available at

About Revive Therapeutics Ltd.

Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RVV)(RVVTF) is focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel therapies and technologies for the medical cannabis and pharmaceutical sectors. Additional information on Revive is available at


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