VICTORIA, BC, May 13, 2015 /CNW/ - T-Bird Pharma Inc. (TSXV:TPI) ("T-Bird" or the "Company"), a pharmaceutical company focused on developing premium quality medical marijuana products and a licensed producer ("LP") to cultivate and sell marijuana under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (Canada) ("MMPR"), is pleased to announce that it will receive funding through NRC-IRAP (National Research Council of Canada-IRAP) for research and development work related to the Company's strains of medical cannabis.
Specifically, the funding will be used to characterize strains and utilize the data generated to assist in: identifying strains with specific compositions of cannabinoids, develop new strains using the Company's range of genetic material and to ultimately match these strains with patients' needs.
"We are excited to have received both the financial and technical support of the NRC-IRAP and look forward to working with them," said Dr. Bin Huang, CEO of T-Bird. "Collaborating with both industry and academic research partners is a key part of our strategy to become the preeminent LP providing patients with pharmaceutical grade medical marijuana."
About T-Bird and Thunderbird
T-Bird Pharma Inc. is the parent company of Thunderbird Biomedical Inc., a wholly owned private subsidiary formed in January, 2013. The principal activities of Thunderbird are the production of marijuana from its Victoria, British Columbia production facility, as regulated by the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (Canada). Thunderbird obtained a medical marijuana license to undertake the production of medical marijuana in February 2014, being the fifth company in Canada to obtain such a license. Thunderbird was acquired by T-Bird in September, 2013.
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We caution you that such "forward-looking statements" involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual and future events to differ materially from those anticipated in such statements.
Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements with respect to commercial operations, including production and sales of medical marijuana, anticipated revenues, projected size of market, quantities of future medical marijuana production, completion of production facilities and other information that is based on forecasts of future results, estimates of amounts not yet determinable and assumptions of management.
T-Bird Pharma Inc. (the "Company") does not intend, and does not assume any obligation, to update these forward-looking statements except as required by law. These forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties relating to, among other things, results of production and sale activities, the Company's historical experience with medical marijuana operations, uninsured risks, regulatory changes, availability of production facilities, timeliness of government approvals and the granting of permits and licenses, changes in prices, actual operating and financial performance of facilities, equipment and processes relative to specifications and expectations. Actual results may differ materially from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.
SOURCE T-Bird Pharma Inc.
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