TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--FSD Pharma Inc. (“FSD Pharma”) (CSE: HUGE) (OTCQB: FSDDF) (FRA: 0K9) announced today that Dr. Zohar Koren, CEO of its Strategic Partner SciCann Therapeutics (“SciCann”) and Head of its Scientific Advisory Board, will present at the International Cannabinoid-Derived Pharmaceuticals Summit (“iCDP Summit”) in Boston, on December 11-12, 2018.
The iCDP Summit is a central meeting place for leading pharma companies, research experts and clinical pioneers in the field of Cannabinoid Derived Pharmaceutical development, including delegates of field leaders such as GW Pharmaceuticals plc, Tilray Inc. and GB Sciences Inc. The Summit speakers and participants will discuss issues such as complex Cannabinoid pharmacology, formulations and delivery systems, clinical studies, patient education and commercial challenges.
Dr. Koren will present the latest scientific results achieved by SciCann in the field of anti-inflammatory CBD based therapies and discuss the revolutionary implications these breakthrough technologies can have for the benefit of patients suffering from acute and chronic inflammation such as inflammatory bowel diseases, auto-immune disorders and cardiovascular conditions. He will also discuss the line of proprietary CBD combination products licensed from SciCann to FSD Pharma for commercialization in Canada.
Dr. Raza Bokhari, Co-Chairman and interim CEO of FSD Pharma, stated “Dr. Koren has set for himself the goal of becoming a leading pharmaceutical developer of novel and disruptive cannabinoid derived products and this is a great opportunity for him to share his research and unique findings with global key opinion leaders and scientific experts in the field of cannabinoid research attending the Summit. We are happy to have him as the Head of our Scientific Advisory Board and look forward to working with him and his team.”
For more information on the conference: http://international-cdp.com/
About FSD Pharma
FSD Pharma is focused on the development of the highest quality indoor grown, pharmaceutical grade cannabis and on the research and development of novel cannabinoid-based treatments for several central nervous system disorders, including chronic pain, fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome. The Company’s phase one growth plan involves the development of 25,000 square feet of indoor grow space at its Ontario facility and an additional 220,000 square feet, which pending approval by Health Canada, is expected to be operational in the first quarter 2019.
FSD facilities sit on 72 acres of land with 40 acres primed for development and an expansion capability of up to 3,896,000 square feet.
FSD’s wholly-owned subsidiary, FV Pharma, is a licensed producer of cannabis having received its cultivation license under the Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulations (ACMPR) on October 13, 2017 and is now operating under the recently enacted Cannabis Act. FV Pharma vision is to transform its current headquarters in a Kraft plant in Cobourg, Ontario into the largest hydroponic indoor grow facility in the world. FV Pharma intends to cover all aspects of this exciting, new industry, including cultivation, legal, processing, manufacturing, extracts and research and development.
About SciCann Therapeutics
SciCann Therapeutics is a Canadian-Israeli specialty pharmaceutical company, dedicated to the development and commercialization of novel and disruptive pharmaceutical products that target and modulate the endocannabinoid system. SciCann Therapeutics is active in the fields of oncology, pain management, neurodegenerative diseases and inflammatory disorders, and develops a line of proprietary products for the treatment of life-threatening conditions that present a high level of unmet need.
SciCann has created a network of collaborations with leading academic centers and medical institutions in Israel to engage in cutting edge science and rigorous clinical studies to develop its products, while using the permissive regulatory climate in Israel for performing its R&D programs quickly and efficiently.
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