EnWave Expands Agreement With Tilray Providing For Cannabis Drying In Portugal
EnWave Corporation (TSX-V:ENW | FSE:E4U) (“EnWave”, or the “Company”) reports today that it has expanded its exclusive, sub-licensable, royalty bearing commercial license with Tilray (the “License”) to include an exclusive option for the use of EnWave’s Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV”) technology for the processing of medical cannabis products in Portugal (the “Option”).
In order to exercise the Option, Tilray must submit a purchase order for large-scale REV machinery in the first half of calendar year 2018, and pay the deposit required thereunder, to be installed in Portugal for commercial processing of cannabis products. All other terms of the Option are confidential.
In June 2016, Tilray became the first company to legally export medical cannabis products from North America to the European Union (the “EU”). In 2017, Tilray received a cultivation license from the Government of Portugal to produce products for the EU market. Tilray products are currently available at pharmacies in several EU countries.
The grant of the Option marks the initial expansion of EnWave’s patented REV dehydration technology for the dehydration of medical cannabis into international markets outside of Canada. EnWave’s strategy is to deploy its REV technology across multiple market verticals and geographies, including legalized cannabis markets, through its proven royalty-licensing business model.
Tilray is a global pioneer in the research, cultivation, processing and distribution of medical cannabis and cannabinoids. Tilray was the first federally licensed cannabis company to be EU GMP certified to produce medical cannabis. The company currently serves tens of thousands of patients, physicians, pharmacies, governments, hospitals, and researchers in eight countries spanning four continents through its affiliated entities in Australia and New Zealand (Tilray Australia New Zealand Pty Ltd), Canada (Tilray Canada Ltd), Germany (Tilray Deutschland GmbH), and Portugal (Tilray Portugal Unipessoal Lda).
EnWave Corporation, a Vancouver-based advanced technology company, has developed Radiant Energy Vacuum (“REV™”) – an innovative, proprietary method for the precise dehydration of organic materials. REV™ technology’s commercial viability has been demonstrated and is growing rapidly across several market verticals in the food, legal cannabis and pharmaceutical sectors. EnWave’s strategy is to sign royalty-bearing commercial licenses with industry leaders in multiple verticals for the use of REV™ technology. The company has signed over twenty royalty-bearing licenses to date, opening up eight distinct market sectors for commercialization of new and innovative products. In addition to these licenses, EnWave has formed a Limited Liability Partnership, NutraDried LLP, to develop, manufacture, market and sell all-natural cheese snack products in the United States under the Moon Cheese® brand.
EnWave has introduced REV™ as the new dehydration standard in the food and biological material sectors: faster and cheaper than freeze drying, with better end product quality than air drying or spray drying. EnWave currently has three commercial REV™ platforms:
1. nutraREV® which is used in the food industry to dry food products quickly and at low-cost, while maintaining high levels of nutrition, taste, texture and colour;
2. powderREV® which is used for the bulk dehydration of food cultures, probiotics and fine biochemicals such as enzymes below the freezing point, and
3. quantaREV® which is used for continuous, high-volume low-temperature drying.
An additional platform, freezeREV®, is being developed as a new method to stabilize and dehydrate biopharmaceuticals such as vaccines and antibodies. More information about EnWave is available at www.enwave.net.
Dr. Tim Durance
President & CEO
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