Nemus Bioscience, Inc. Signs Agreement with Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI) to Manufacture Cannabinoid-Based Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient for Glaucoma
Long Beach, Calif., Aug. 01, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Nemus Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: NMUS), focused on the development of cannabinoid-based therapeutics to address global medical indications, especially those of unmet medical need, today announced an agreement with Albany Molecular Research Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRI) for the development and manufacture of Nemus' proprietary cannabinoid-based active pharmaceutical ingredients (API). The agreement will capitalize on AMRI's process chemistry expertise in the synthesis and formulation of Nemus' proprietary prodrug of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This molecule forms the basis of NB1111, Nemus' compound in development for the treatment of glaucoma.
"Advancing our lead therapeutic candidates into the API manufacturing stage is a major milestone for our company and is pivotal for initiating human studies," commented Brian Murphy, M.D., CEO-CMO of Nemus. "Cannabinoid-based therapies have the potential to revolutionize glaucoma therapy by not only lowering intraocular pressure, but by exerting a direct neuroprotective effect on the cells of the optic nerve, thereby preserving vision.”
"AMRI looks forward to working with Nemus to bring this new class of cannabinoid-based therapies through the developmental process," said Christopher Conway, Senior Vice President of Discovery and Development Services at AMRI. "AMRI will focus on manufacturing synthetic versions of Nemus' proprietary prodrug of THC at our U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) approved facilities."
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ABOUT NEMUS BIOSCIENCE, INC.
The Company is a biopharmaceutical company, headquartered in Long beach, California, focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of cannabinoid-based therapeutics for significant unmet medical needs in global markets. Utilizing certain proprietary technology licensed from the University of Mississippi, Nemus is working to develop novel ways to deliver cannabinoid-based drugs for specific indications, with the aim of optimizing the clinical effects of such drugs, while limiting potential adverse events. Nemus’ strategy is to explore the use of synthetic compounds, alone or in combination with developmental partners. The Company is led by a highly qualified team of executives with decades of biopharmaceutical experience and significant background in early-stage drug development.
For more information, visit http://www.Nemusbioscience.com.
ABOUT ALBANY MOLECULAR RESEARCH INC. (AMRI)
Albany Molecular Research Inc. (AMRI) is a global contract research and manufacturing organization that has been working with the Life Sciences industry to improve patient outcomes and the quality of life for more than two decades. With locations in North America, Europe and Asia, our key business segments include Discovery and Development Services (DDS), Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API), and Drug Product Manufacturing (DPM). Our DDS segment provides comprehensive services from hit identification to IND, including expertise with diverse chemistry, library design and synthesis, in vitro biology and pharmacology, drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics, as well as natural products. API supports the chemical development and cGMP manufacture of complex API, including potent, controlled substances, steroids, hormones, cytotoxic compounds and sterile API. DPM supports development through commercial scale production of complex liquid-filled and lyophilized parenterals, sterile suspensions and ophthalmic formulations. For more information, visit http://www.amriglobal.com.
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Released August 1, 2018