26 May 2020, London. EMMAC Life Sciences Group, Europe’s leading independent cannabis company, is pleased to announce that Medalchemy, the Group’s GMP certified manufacturing site in Alicante, Spain, will manufacture product for a clinical trial as part of a Consortium led by the University of Valencia. The clinical trial in COVID-19 patients will use the T12 molecule to prevent disease progression towards Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome (‘ARDS’), which is believed to be the leading cause of death in COVID-19 patients. The T12 molecule targets Goodpasture antigen-binding protein (‘GPBP’), an extracellular protein kinase overexpressed in the lung, of COVID-19 patients which is suspected to enlarge alveolar septum causing poor blood oxygenation in ARDS induced by other pathogens.
With over a decade of experience in the research, development and manufacture of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), Medalchemy is EMMAC’s research and development facility in Spain, one of its two GMP-Certified laboratories, in addition to Rokshaw Laboratories, in the UK.
Antonio Costanzo, CEO of EMMAC, said: “We are very pleased that through Medalchemy, our GMP-Certified laboratory in Spain, that we are able to support this urgent initiative. During these unprecedented times it is important Medalchemy is able to offer its wealth of expertise and facilities to support such vitally important advancements for us all.”
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