Second EU GMP certification bolsters Company's international export capabilities
LEAMINGTON, ON, Jan. 22, 2020 /CNW/ - Aphria Inc. ("Aphria" or the "Company") (TSX: APHA and NYSE: APHA) today announced that it has received its European Union Good Manufacturing Practices ("EU GMP") certification as an active substance manufacturer in accordance with Art.111 of Directive 2001/83 EC from the Malta Medicines Authority ("MMA") at the Company's Aphria One facility in Leamington, Ontario.
This marks Aphria's second EU GMP certified facility, following the previously announced certification at the Company's subsidiary, ARA - Avanti Rx Analytics ("Avanti").
"We are pleased to receive EU GMP certification for our Aphria One facility which strengthens our international export capabilities," said Irwin D. Simon, Chief Executive Officer. "Looking ahead, we are excited by the momentum and expect to see acceleration in terms of both sales and profitability in the second half of fiscal 2020. We continue to believe the opportunities for long-term shareholder value creation are very strong in Canada and internationally."
As with the Company's EU GMP certification of Avanti, Aphria selected the MMA to perform the EU GMP audit as the criteria and certification thresholds established by the MMA are among the most stringent and demanding in the EU. The certification will allow the Company's Aphria One facility to be a supplier of bulk dried flower for medicinal use worldwide to other EU GMP certified facilities licensed to further process or package bulk dried flower into finished cannabis product for sale in permitted jurisdictions.
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About Aphria Inc. Aphria Inc. is a leading global cannabis company driven by an unrelenting commitment to our people, the planet, product quality and innovation. Headquartered in Leamington, Ontario – the greenhouse capital of Canada – Aphria Inc. has been setting the standard for the low-cost production of high-quality cannabis at scale, grown in the most natural conditions possible. Focusing on untapped opportunities and backed by the latest technologies, Aphria Inc. is committed to bringing breakthrough innovation to the global cannabis market. The Company's portfolio of brands is grounded in expertly-researched consumer insights designed to meet the needs of every consumer segment. Rooted in our founders' multi-generational expertise in commercial agriculture, Aphria Inc. drives sustainable long-term shareholder value through a diversified approach to innovation, strategic partnerships and global expansion.
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