Revive Therapeutics Announces Exclusive License Agreement with Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation for Cannabinoid Delivery Technology

Toronto, Ontario, CANADA

TORONTO, April 30, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Revive Therapeutics Ltd. ("Revive" or the “Company”) (TSX VENTURE:RVV) (OTCQB:RVVTF), a company focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel medical and pharmaceutical cannabinoid-based therapies, today announced that it has entered into an exclusive worldwide license agreement with Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation for the commercialization of the Company’s cannabinoid delivery technology (the “Agreement”).  The Company intends to develop novel cannabinoid-based therapies and to partner with licensed medical marijuana producers and pharmaceutical companies.

“We are very pleased to secure exclusive worldwide rights to intellectual property relating to the cannabinoid delivery technology in creating unique cannabinoid-based products for the medical and pharmaceutical cannabinoid markets,” said Craig Leon, Chief Executive Officer of Revive. “We are now in a position to partner with licensed producers of medical marijuana and pharmaceutical companies focused on commercializing cannabinoid-based therapies, to advance our current cannabinoid-based product initiatives in liver diseases, inflammation, pain, and skin disorders, and to expand our product pipeline targeting rare diseases.”

The Company's delivery technology aims to deliver cannabinoids in combination with tannin and chitosan composites.  The tannin composite has antibacterial, antifungal, antioxidant and wound healing properties, and the chitosan composite has blood-clotting and antimicrobial properties.  The combination of cannabinoids, tannin, and chitosan has the potential to become a unique delivery technology to serve broad market opportunities for the medical and pharmaceutical cannabinoid markets.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Company gained exclusive worldwide rights to intellectual property for the development and commercialization of cannabinoid-based products for therapeutic and/or prophylactic purposes delivered via transdermal, subcutaneous, buccal-mucosal or oral applications.  Consistent with industry standards Revive will pay a one-time fee for entering into the Agreement and all other future payments will be based on clinical trial and revenue milestones reached by Revive in future. 

About Revive Therapeutics Ltd.

Revive Therapeutics Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:RVV)(OTCQB:RVVTF) is focused on the research, development and commercialization of novel medical and pharmaceutical cannabinoid-based therapies.  Additional information on Revive is available at


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expectations, plans and prospects that constitute "forward-looking information" that involves known and unknown risks and uncertainties, which are not comprised of historical facts, and most of which are beyond the control of Revive. Forward-looking statements include estimates and statements that describe Revive’s future plans, objectives or goals, including words to the effect that Revive or its management expects a stated condition or result to occur. Forward-looking statements may be identified by such terms as "believes", "anticipates", "intends", "expects", "estimates", "may", "could", "would", "will", or "plan", and similar expressions. Specifically, forward-looking statements in this news release include, without limitation, statements regarding: the granting of a patent for Bucillamine for the treatment of gout; the potential efficacy and commercial viability of Bucillamine for treatment of gout and Bucillamine for the treatment of Cystinuria; expansion of the Bucillamine clinical testing program; the Company's drug research and development, and commercialization plans; the Company’s research, development and commercialization plans for plant-based therapies, including cannabinoids; the Company’s cannabinoid delivery technology; the Company’s license agreement with Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation; the Company’s cannabinoid-based product pipeline; the timing of operations; and estimates of market conditions. These statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors that may cause actual results or events, performance, or achievements of Revive to differ materially from those anticipated or implied in such forward-looking statements. Since forward-looking statements are based on assumptions and address future events and conditions, by their very nature they involve inherent risks and uncertainties. The Company believes that the expectations reflected in these forward-looking statements are reasonable, but there can be no assurance that actual results will meet management's expectations. In formulating the forward-looking statements contained herein, management has assumed: that business and economic conditions affecting Revive will continue substantially in the ordinary course and will be favourable to Revive; that clinical testing results will justify commercialization of the Company's drug candidates; that Revive will be able to obtain all requisite regulatory approvals to commercialize its drug candidates; that such approvals will be received on a timely basis; and, that Revive will be able to find suitable partners for development and commercialization of its drug repurposing candidates on favourable terms. Although these assumptions were considered reasonable by management at the time of preparation, they may prove to be incorrect and no assurance can be given that such events will occur in the disclosed time frames or at all.

Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by these forward-looking statements include: uncertainties associated with obtaining regulatory approval to perform clinical trials and market products; the need to establish additional corporate collaborations, distribution or licensing arrangements; the Company's ability to raise additional capital if and when necessary; intellectual property disputes; increased competition from pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies; changes in equity markets, inflation, and changes in exchange rates; and other factors as described in detail in Revive's Management's Discussion & Analysis for the period ended June 30, 2017 and Revive's other public filings, all of which may be viewed on SEDAR ( Given these risks and uncertainties, readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements and information, which are qualified in their entirety by this cautionary statement. Except as required by law, Revive disclaims any intention and assumes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect actual results, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes in assumptions, changes in factors affecting such forward-looking statements or otherwise.


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