OXNARD, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CURE Pharmaceutical Holding Corp. (OTC: CURR), a vertically integrated drug delivery and product development company, reported its financial results and provided an operational update for the first quarter ended March 31, 2021.
First Quarter 2021 and subsequent weeks highlights:
- Total revenue rose more than 400% to $1.5 million compared with a year ago and gross profit rose in line with revenue growth.
- Received approval for an Investigational New Drug (IND) application from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and initiated clinical trials for CUREfilm Blue™, an oral soluble film of sildenafil citrate to treat erectile dysfunction.
- Commenced clinical development of novel delivery vehicles for certain psychedelic compounds including psilocybin, LSD, and MDMA, which are known to treat a variety of mental health disorders.
- Through its Sera Labs subsidiary, launched a new line of Nutri-Strips™ vitamins and supplements that utilize CURE’s proprietary technology, and which are being sold direct to consumer, including via Amazon.
- Subsequent to quarter’s end, on May 6, 2021 received a $2.3 million payment related to a contract dispute that was resolved in April.
“During the first quarter, we made good headway on a number of important fronts,” said Rob Davidson, CURE Pharmaceutical CEO. “We advanced the clinical development of two of our newest programs, one for an antiviral active pharmaceutical ingredient (API) in which we will apply our patented CUREfilm® delivery platform to optimize the delivery for certain indications. The other will explore the application of a known anti-seizure API to treat adult and pediatric patients who suffer from its debilitating effects. As part of our recently announced psychedelic and antiviral clinical development, these programs are exciting because they leverage existing safety and toxicity data. We believe this will allow us to more quickly develop orally bioavailable treatments and expand our specialty pharmaceutical pipeline. We look forward to talking with shareholders in more detail at our H.C. Wainwright investor presentation on June 17.
“Additionally, our wellness subsidiary, Sera Labs, expanded its marketing strategy by launching a national TV, radio and digital marketing campaign in support of accelerating sales for our Sleep A.S.A.P. Nutri-Strips products. Investments in sales & marketing strategies did contribute to a larger net loss for the quarter, but we believe the investment will results in faster growth in these new product lines,” stated Davidson.
About CURE Pharmaceutical Holding Corp.
CURE Pharmaceutical® is the pioneering developer of CUREform™, a patented drug delivery platform that offers a number of unique immediate- and controlled-release drug delivery vehicles designed to improve drug efficacy, safety, and patient experience for a wide range of active ingredients. As a vertically integrated company, CURE’s 25,000 square foot, FDA-registered, NSF® cGMP-certified manufacturing facility enables it to partner with pharmaceutical and wellness companies worldwide for private and white-labeled production. CURE has partnerships in the U.S., China, Mexico, Canada, Israel, and other markets in Europe.
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