Scythian Announces ABP SA's First Purchase Order with Aphria Inc. – GlobeNewswire (press release)

TORONTO, April 18, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Scythian Biosciences Corp. (the “Company” or “Scythian”) (TSXV:SCYB) (Frankfurt:9SB) (OTC – Nasdaq Intl:SCCYF) is pleased to announce that Argentina-based ABP S.A. (“ABP”), a pharmaceutical import and distribution company that Scythian is in the process of acquiring, has received its first purchase order  (the “Order”) of CBD oil, which is to be fulfilled under the supply agreement with Aphria Inc. (TSX:APH) (“Aphria”), a prominent Canadian producer of medical cannabis. The Order is for Aphria’s renowned CBD oil strain, Rideau.
ABP’s first order will go to the Dr. Juan P. Garrahan Pediatric Hospital (the “Hospital”), a highly recognized and one of the most credible medical institutions in South America, to support a first of its kind clinical study focused on treating refractory epilepsy in children. The study, which will be conducted over 2.5 years, will also determine the product’s pharmacokinetics in order to optimize the dosage of future treatments. The study will include the participation and guidance of some of the top neurologists and pediatric specialists in the country. Additionally, with the support of Scythian and ABP, a training program will be conducted during and after the study to train and educate a network of specialized doctors across multiple provinces in the country using Aphria’s pharmaceutical grade medical cannabis.“I am very proud of ABP working with the Scythian team for reaching this new milestone of a first purchase order under the first permit issued by the Argentina Ministry of Health for the import of pharmaceutical-grade medical cannabis,” said Jonathan Gilbert, CEO. “Scythian, through ABP, is honoured to begin its research and development legacy in Argentina through the first medical cannabis shipment to scientists exploring the treatment of childhood epilepsy. There’s no better way to symbolize and cement our commitment to patients and their needs.”Today’s announcement follows the Company’s press

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