• Nemus Bioscience Receives $1,750,000 Private Placement to Help Advance Innovative Bio-engineered Cannabinoid Pipeline
Costa Mesa, Calif., Feb. 16, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — NEMUS Bioscience, Inc. (OTCQB: NMUS, “Nemus”) is pleased to announce that today it received $1,750,000 in the final closing of the private placement from Emerald Health Sciences Inc. (“Emerald”) and additional investors in accordance with a previously executed securities purchase agreement, which is $750,000 greater than previously announced. Emerald purchased 15,000,000 shares of common stock at $0.10 per share and warrants to purchase a further 20,400,000 shares of common stock at $0.10 per share. Emerald holds a majority of Nemus’ common shares on a fully converted basis.
“Nemus brings a robust cannabinoid developmental pipeline into Emerald’s family of life science companies,” noted Dr. Avtar Dhillon, CEO and Chairman of Emerald Health Sciences. “Emerald stands with Nemus and their discovery partner, the University of Mississippi, to now advance Nemus’ portfolio of proprietary biosynthetic cannabinoid molecules into the next pivotal stages of development.”
“We are delighted with Emerald’s commitment to advance Nemus’ pipeline, particularly as we now advance multiple ophthalmology targets including animal studies of our analog of cannabidiol (CBD) to potentially treat and manage dry eye syndrome, as well as moving toward human studies of our prodrug of THC to treat glaucoma. Both therapeutic targets represent global multi-billion dollar markets of urgent need,” stated Brian Murphy, MD, MBA, Nemus CEO and Chief Medical Officer. “In addition, we look forward to further exploratory data to be presented on the use of our CBD analog as both an analgesic and abuse-deterrant alternative to opioids in treating pain.”
Nemus plans to utilize the capital raised for working capital and explore potential strategic opportunities which could possibly include a recapitalization plan and the potential uplisting of its shares onto a major stock exchange.
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ABOUT NEMUS BIOSCIENCE, INC.
Nemus is a biopharmaceutical company, headquartered in Costa Mesa, California, focused on the discovery, development, and commercialization of cannabinoid-based therapeutics for significant unmet medical needs in global markets. Utilizing certain proprietary technology licensed from the University of Mississippi, Nemus is working to develop novel ways to deliver cannabinoid-based drugs for specific indications, with the aim of optimizing the clinical effects of such drugs, while limiting the potential adverse events. Nemus’ strategy will explore the use of chemical and bio-synthetic compounds, alone or in combination. Nemus is led by a highly qualified team of executives with decades of biopharmaceutical experience and significant background in early-stage drug development.
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ABOUT Emerald Health Sciences Inc.
Emerald Health Sciences (EHS) is an operating company focused on the medicinal potential of cannabis and cannabinoids. Its mission is to identify and invest in operating subsidiaries that offer EHS unique opportunities and provide appropriate resources to advance the development of its subsidiaries through which it conducts its business and through which EHS seeks to develop and enhance their technologies.
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