Toronto, Burlington, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - November 5, 2018) - ACME Resources Corp. ("ACME") and Rapid Dose Therapeutics Inc. ("RDT") are pleased to announce that RDT and Aphria Inc. ("Aphria") (TSX: APHA) (NYSE: APHA) have signed a definitive agreement granting Aphria exclusive preferred global vendor status for the production and sales of RDT's QuickStrip™ technology for both medicinal and adult-use cannabis markets around the world.
RDT's game-changing, proprietary QuickStrip™ technology is a Quick, Convenient, Precise, Discreet™ oral fast-dissolving drug delivery system that offers a smoke-free choice to consumers.
This definitive agreement will enable Aphria to license, manufacture, distribute and sell RDT's QuickStrip™ innovative, proprietary delivery technology in Canada. Aphria intends to begin production of QuickStrip™ oral thin strips at its production facilities in Leamington, Ontario in 2019. The agreement will also provide Aphria with rights add additional territories to expand into other markets from time to time using RDT's QuickStrip™ innovative, proprietary delivery technology.
Aphria is a significant shareholder of RDT, having acquired 7,200,000 shares in a non-brokered private placement completed in August 2018 at a price of $0.75 per share for total gross proceeds of $5,400,000, representing approximately a 9.7% interest in the company. Aphria's strategic investment in RDT highlights their commitment and focus to building a comprehensive portfolio of adult-use brands that offer alternative and smoke-free choices for patients and consumers to integrate cannabis into their lives.
"RDT's strategic partnership by Aphria will strengthen and support RDT's QuickStrip™ delivery method and to rapidly expand brand recognition and market reach," said Mark Upsdell, Chief Executive Officer of RDT. "The smokeless product market represents a significant opportunity - and our contractual relationship with Aphria enhances RDT's efforts to establish QuickStrip™ as a recognizable consumer brand and build global scale."
A Game-Changing Delivery System.
About Rapid Dose Therapeutics
Rapid Dose Therapeutics, RDT, is a Canadian bio-technology company that provides innovative, proprietary drug delivery technologies designed to improve patient outcomes and quality of lives. Rapid Dose Therapeutics offers Quick, Convenient, Precise and Discreet™ choices to consumers and patients. 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 is driven to expand globally into emerging markets, create value for both consumers and shareholders and continually create innovative solutions aimed at future market needs.
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About ACME - Proposed Business Combination
ACME and RDT have proposed a business combination which, when completed, will constitute a reverse take-over of ACME by the shareholders of RDT and the acquisition of RDT by ACME. The previously announced proposed amalgamation involving ACME, its wholly-owned subsidiary and RDT (the "Amalgamation") and all of the matters relating to the Amalgamation have been approved by more than 99% of the votes cast by ACME shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at an ACME shareholders meeting held on August 30, 2018 and by 100% of the votes cast by RDT shareholders present in person or represented by proxy at a RDT shareholders meeting held on August 27, 2018. For details of the proposed Amalgamation and other aspects of the proposed reverse take-over transaction, please refer to ACME's news release filed on ACME's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com on July 12, 2018 and the management information circular for the ACME shareholders meeting filed on ACME's profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com on August 9, 2018.
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