BURLINGTON, ON, Aug. 1, 2019 /CNW/ - Rapid Dose Therapeutics Corp. (CSE: DOSE), ("RDT") announced today that they have signed an amendment to the 12 month distribution agreement (the "Agreement") with Ukraine Pharma to expand the marketing and distribution of QuickStrip™ nutraceutical products to seven additional Eastern European countries with a combined population of over 240 million people. The additional countries are Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, bringing distribution in Eastern Europe to a total of 11 countries.
The Agreement now requires a minimum quarterly order of 1,890,000 of each of RDT's QuickStrip™ Energy, B12, and Sleep products. Ukraine Pharma has provided RDT with an updated and signed purchase order for a total of US$4.0 million and expects to expand its distribution by the beginning of 2020.
"With the addition of these countries to the Agreement, QuickStrip™ nutraceuticals will be distributed by Ukraine Pharma to markets with almost half a billion people. This is confirmation that RDT is delivering a product that people need and want," said Mark Upsdell, CEO. "We continue to open up new markets with nutraceuticals and if those markets evolve to include cannabis as a treatment option, QuickStrip™ will be there and ready to provide effective delivery and a Smoke-Free Choice™ to consumers," added Upsdell.
RDT's proprietary QuickStrip™ technology is a Quick, Convenient, Precise, Discreet™ oral fast-dissolving drug delivery system that offers an Anytime, Anywhere™ product to consumers.
"While introducing the QuickStrip™ nutraceutical product line to our network, we were overwhelmed by the positive response. We concluded that we needed to expand our reach and requested an expansion of our approved territories from RDT," said Veronica Burke, CEO of Ukraine Pharma. "Once we fulfill current demand, we aim to make QuickStrip™ available to an even broader audience," added Burke.
About Rapid Dose Therapeutics
Rapid Dose Therapeutics Corp. is a publicly-traded Canadian life sciences company that provides innovative, proprietary drug delivery technologies designed to improve outcomes and quality of lives. RDT offers Quick, Convenient, Precise and Discreet™ choices to consumers. RDT is focused and committed to clinical research and product development for the healthcare manufacturing industry, including nutraceutical, pharmaceutical and cannabis industries. Within the cannabis sector, RDT provides a turn-key Managed Strip Service Program which enables RDT's QuickStrip™ proprietary drug delivery technology to be licensed by select partners. RDT's service-based annuity contracts drive recurring revenue which enables rapid expansion into emerging markets — generating value for consumers and shareholders. Rapid Dose Therapeutics is committed to continually create innovative solutions aimed at multiple consumer segments and future market needs — including humans, animals and plants.
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