Licensing expands company’s international export capacity to serve authorized medical cannabis markets
Provides authorization to complete medical cannabis extraction on-site and the production of bulk extracts to manufacture medical cannabis oil as a finished product
Certification signals another milestone for EU campus as Tilray’s international medical cannabis hub
Tilray, Inc. ("Tilray" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: TLRY), a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, today announced its wholly-owned subsidiary Tilray Portugal, Unipessoal Lda. ("Tilray Portugal") has received a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) certification in accordance with European Union standards, for its manufacturing facility in Cantanhede, Portugal. The GMP certification was issued by Infarmed, the Portuguese National Authority of Medicines and Health Products which provides end-to-end GMP certification for Tilray’s current operations in Portugal.
This is the third GMP certification for Tilray Portugal, which allows the facility to manufacture medical cannabis extracts in-house and export GMP-produced finished medical cannabis products, both dried flower and oil, from Portugal throughout European Union and other international markets with legal medical cannabis regulations. Further, the additional certification authorizes Tilray to manufacture bulk extracts on-site to sell as cannabis API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) and provides additional quality control lab capacity to further advance the Company’s ability for product innovation and research.
"This is an important milestone for our strategic growth in the international medical cannabis market," says Sascha Mielcarek, Tilray’s Managing Director in Europe. "Our third GMP certification will enable us to manufacture more products at our facility and export a greater range of medical products to international patients, partners and markets. As demand increases around the world and more legal medical cannabis markets emerge, Tilray’s EU campus is ready to serve more partners and patients across the EU and other international medical markets."
Tilray has announced the previous license issuances, GMP certifications, and exports:
- Initial licensing and GMP Certification: In May 2019, Tilray Portugal received its first manufacturing license and initial GMP-certification, allowing the company to manufacture and export bulk dried medical cannabis and wholesale dried cannabis as active substances used as starting materials.
- Initial Export: In September 2019, Tilray completed its first export to Germany from its EU campus in Portugal which was one of the largest inter European bulk shipment of medical cannabis to date. Thus far, Tilray has supplied medical cannabis products to Germany and Israel from its EU campus in Portugal.
- Second GMP Certification: In December 2019, Tilray Portugal received an additional GMP-certification which allowed Tilray to supply international markets with pharmaceutical-grade dried flower and oils as finished medical cannabis products.
Tilray has established sales and distribution arrangements to supply medical cannabis through major pharmaceutical distribution channels throughout Germany and other European markets. These arrangements allow patients in need to access Tilray’s finished medical cannabis products.
Tilray is a global pioneer in the research, cultivation, production and distribution of cannabis and cannabinoids currently serving tens of thousands of patients and consumers in 15 countries spanning five continents.
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