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MediPharm Labs donates $100,000 of Cannabis Derivatives Toward Studies at Loyalist College

October 23, 2019

MediPharm Labs has already played an important role in advancing Canada’s cannabis industry through investments in expert, research-driven teams, state-of-the-art technology and downstream purification methodologies. Now MediPharm Labs is investing in innovation, research and future cannabis professionals by entering into a multi-year strategic alliance with Loyalist College for collaborative education, training, development and applied research projects in collaboration with its Cannabis Applied Science post-graduate certificate program, the first of its kind in Canada.

“As Canada’s leader in cannabis extraction, purification and manufacturer of white label derivative products, MediPharm Labs is pleased to partner with the forward-thinking team at Loyalist to help shape the future of the cannabis industry through innovative research and by contributing to the development of the next generation of cannabis scientists and professionals,” says Pat McCutcheon, Chief Executive Officer of MediPharm Labs. “The possibilities for unique product development and further advancements in cannabis processing methodologies and technology is very exciting, made possible by uniting our respective skills and expertise through this unique private/public partnership.”

MediPharm Labs will donate a total of $100,000 in value of cannabis concentrates, full spectrum extract, specially formulated distillates and/or isolates over the four-year alliance, for applied research projects conducted in collaboration with students and researchers at Loyalist’s Applied Research Centre for Natural Products and Medical Cannabis – Technology Access Centre. Utilizing green technologies, including supercritical CO2 extraction, research projects will focus on cannabis product development, process optimization, and natural product quality, consistency and safety.

“Loyalist College is very proud to partner with MediPharm Labs,” says Dr. Ann Marie Vaughan, Loyalist College President and CEO. “This alliance demonstrates our capacity to collaboratively support commercially relevant applied research while facilitating student learning experiences, and training industry personnel, while enhancing innovation, productivity and global competitiveness of industry partners.”

Results of the applied research projects that develop from this partnership will be accessible to MediPharm Labs to incorporate into its platform built to GMP standards. This collaboration will strengthen MediPharm Labs’ capability to be a lead player in the marketplace.

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