TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Sept. 12, 2017) - Revive Therapeutics Ltd. ("Revive" or the "Company") (TSX VENTURE:RVV) (OTCQB:RVVTF), a company focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel treatments for serious and unmet medical needs, today announced the advancement of the research program with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to evaluate a novel drug delivery technology with a focus on cannabinoids for the potential to treat various diseases, such as pain and inflammation for the medical marijuana and pharmaceutical markets for Canada and the United States. The Company intends to develop novel therapies and partner with licensed medical marijuana producers and partner with pharmaceutical companies requiring a unique and validated drug delivery technology for their development and commercial therapeutic pipelines.

"We are very excited to begin the development of a novel drug delivery system to deliver cannabinoids for the potential to treat various diseases including pain and inflammation," said Craig Leon, Chief Executive Officer of Revive. "The development of a drug delivery technology that can safely and effectively deliver cannabinoids is an important initiative for Revive as it complements our product pipeline of cannabinoid-based therapeutics and it is part of our focus on building out a proprietary intellectual property franchise that will enable us to seek commercial partnerships with medical marijuana and pharmaceutical companies."

The research program will be led by Jess D. Reed, Ph.D., Professor of Animal Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Under the agreement, Dr. Reed and his research team will evaluate the role and potential use of a chitosan-tannins based formula for the delivery of cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, in hydrogel formulations in anti-inflammatory and wound infection models. The research will be based on Dr. Reed's patented technology in the use of tannin-chitosan composites for therapeutic biomaterials.

"I am very excited to begin the development of a novel drug delivery technology that will deliver cannabinoids for treating various diseases, such as pain and inflammation," said Dr. Jess D. Reed, Professor of Animal Nutrition at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. "The opportunities for delivering cannabinoids for unmet medical needs are numerous and I am honoured to assist Revive in achieving its objectives in commercializing novel cannabinoid-based therapies."

The Company's proposed transdermal drug delivery technology aims to deliver cannabidiol, which has anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties, in combination with chitosan and tannins. The chitosan has blood-clotting and antimicrobial properties, and tannins have antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and wound healing properties. The combination of cannabidiol, chitosan and tannins is believed to have synergistic effect and has the potential to become the next generation drug delivery solution for cannabinoids to treat a wide variety of diseases, disorders and conditions such as pain (i.e. neuropathic pain) and various skin disorders (i.e. acne, psoriasis). The Company's objective is to validate the drug delivery technology with cannabidiol and expand its use with a number of cannabinoids, and small and large molecule drugs.

About Revive Therapeutics Ltd.

Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RVV) (OTCQB:RVVTF) is focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel treatments for serious and unmet medical needs by identifying and investigating potential drugs and plant-based therapies, such as cannabinoids, that may be repurposed for new indications, be delivered in a different way, combined with existing drugs, or be developed as new chemical entities or prodrugs. Additional information on Revive is available at


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Contact Information:

Craig Leon
Chief Executive Officer
Revive Therapeutics Ltd.
(416) 272-5525