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Emerald Bioscience Joins Alliance for Biosecurity

The Alliance is a government-industry consortium that is a leading voice on biosecurity issues in the United States

Long Beach, Calif., April 08, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --  Emerald Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: EMBI), focused on the development of cannabinoid-based therapeutics to address global medical indications, especially those of unmet medical need, today announced that the company has accepted an invitation to join the Alliance for Biosecurity.  The Alliance, based in Washington, DC, is composed of biosecurity industry leaders, dedicated to the research and development of vaccines, therapeutics and diagnostics against biological threats, including bioterrorism pathogens and emerging infectious diseases.

“It is an honor for EMBI to join this consortium that advocates for public policies and funding to support an array of public health responses to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats, including the rapid development, production, stockpiling, and distribution of critically needed medical countermeasures,” commented Brian Murphy, MD, Emerald Bioscience CEO, who also has extensive experience in both basic science research and clinical drug development against infectious diseases.

“We are pleased to welcome EMBI as the 21st member of the Alliance for Biosecurity,” said Alliance for Biosecurity Chair Chris Frech. “It is important that we have well-rounded industry knowledge to address global public health threats. Including EMBI’s innovative approach in our collective voice allows the Alliance to accurately represent industry in these situations”, Frech added.

“EMBI has been involved in addressing infections related to resistant organisms since our anti-infective program was inaugurated in late 2015 to develop a cannabinoid cocktail against methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). We plan to expand that established program to assess activity against other types of bacterial, as well as viral, threats to society,” noted Dr. Murphy. 

About the Alliance for Biosecurity

The Alliance for Biosecurity promotes a stronger, more effective partnership between government, the biopharmaceutical industry, and other stakeholders in order to advance their shared goal of developing critically needed medical countermeasures.  The Alliance also seeks to develop sound public policy proposals that could bolster national efforts to rapidly develop, produce, stockpile, and distribute medical countermeasures. For more information, visit

About Emerald Bioscience, Inc.

Emerald Bioscience is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Long Beach, California, focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of bioengineered cannabinoid-based therapeutics for significant unmet medical needs in global markets. With proprietary technology licensed from the University of Mississippi, Emerald is developing 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. Emerald's strategy is to clinically develop a number of proprietary biosynthetic compounds, alone or in combination with corporate partners.

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