Auxly Announces Strategic Agreement with Lonza for Liquid Filled Capsules and Fill and Seal Technology

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 19, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Auxly Cannabis Group Inc. (TSX.V - XLY) ("Auxly") is pleased to announce that Auxly’s wholly owned subsidiary, Dosecann Inc. (“Dosecann”) has entered into a definitive agreement with Capsugel Inc., a subsidiary of Lonza Group Ltd. (“Capsugel”), to provide Dosecann with a complete line of equipment for capsule filling and sealing, including a state-of-the-art LEMS® machine, Lonza’s proprietary liquid-filled Capsugel® Licaps® capsules, and rights to its capsule filling and sealing LEMS® technology. In addition, Dosecann and Lonza will work collaboratively on new product formulation for cannabis capsule products.

Lonza’s technology is currently used for several functional improvements in health and nutritional applications, including bioavailability enhancement, taste and odor masking, combination products, and controlled and delayed release. With the licensed technology, Dosecann’s PEI facility will be equipped with a full manufacturing line with the capacity to fill and seal up to 200 million Capsugel® Licaps® capsules per year and the ability to deliver new compounds with improved functionality. Access to Lonza’s patented technologies will enhance Dosecann’s product development and manufacturing capabilities and support differentiated product offerings through multiple delivery systems and colour and branding possibilities. With these technologies, Dosecann will be able to bring to market a variety of innovative, differentiated capsule products across a wide range of dosage forms. 

“We are very excited to be working in concert with a global leader in capsules and encapsulation technology and look forward to building a creative and fruitful relationship with the Lonza/Capsugel team.” says Hugo Alves, President of Auxly. “The timing is also ideal as we prepare for the derivative products market once those products are legally permitted later this year. Access to Lonza’s technology provides us with innovative delivery solutions for our science-backed cannabis derivative products. Equally as exciting, Dosecann’s incredible science team will collaborate with Lonza to develop enhanced formulations so that we can offer consumers a suite of high quality, effective products and position Auxly as a leader in the capsule product category.”

"Chuck Rifici" Chairman & CEO

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