Emyria in global partnership with Sapphire Medical Clinics to leverage UK clinical and research expertise

Emyria Ltd’s (ASX:EMD) clinical operations subsidiary, Emerald Clinics, has entered into a global partnership with UK-based Sapphire Medical Clinics.

The partnership will provide a new source of data to bolster Emyria’s growing cannabinoid data platform and allow Emyria to leverage Sapphire’s resources and infrastructure in the UK to provide services to UK patients.

Support clinical service in UK[hhmc]

Emyria managing director Dr Michael Winlo said: “Access to medicinal cannabis in the UK is restricted in similar ways to how access was restricted in Australia a few years ago.

“We know that regulators in Australia and the UK encourage registration of medicinal cannabis and that this requires high-quality clinical evidence.

“This agreement is part of an evolving partnership between our two organisations which will allow us to support a clinical service in the UK while also collecting high quality de-identified clinical evidence that can greatly enhance the utility and value of our Emyria Registration and Emyria Pharmacovigilance data products, which support drug developers with product registration and monitoring.”

Sapphire Clinics managing director Dr Mikael Sodergren said: “This partnership will allow us to define a global standard in real-word evidence data which will provide an invaluable tool for clinicians, regulators and policymakers.

“Our common goal of advancing personalised medicine in cannabinoid therapy is based on the understanding that data-driven solutions ultimately generate the best outcomes for patients, and this agreement forms a solid foundation to deliver on this global ambition.”

Nearly £1 billion UK market[hhmc]

The UK medicinal cannabis market is predicted to be worth nearly £1 billion (A$1.8 billion) servicing nearly 340,000 patients.

This new project is expected to last up to 24 months and provides total consideration to Sapphire of at most £260,000, based on performance milestones.

The Sapphire contract allows Emyria to deliver on the recently announced Spectrum UK data contract worth £400,000 to Emyria and adds to the recent success in securing further data agreements with Spectrum Therapeutics and Zelira Therapeutics Ltd (ASX:ZLD) (OTCMKTS:ZLDAF) (FRA:G1G) in the last six months.

Preferred UK clinical service provider[hhmc]

For the first commercial project, Sapphire will become Emyria’s preferred clinical service provider in the UK and Sapphire will provide select, de-identified clinical data based on the use and efficacy of cannabinoid products back to Emyria.

This data will be used by Emyria to enhance the value of its leading real-world evidence data platform, which generates revenue from clients wishing to track the safety of cannabinoid products and also enables unique insights to be generated with respect to new diseases that can be treated with cannabinoids.

The new partnership allows Emyria to fulfil an Initial Public Offering (IPO) commitment to support a clinical service in the UK in a capitalRead More – Source




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