TNI BioTech, Inc. Signs Non-Exclusive Distribution Agreement for Lodonal™ for Cancer and Receives First Sale in Africa
ORLANDO, Fla. and DUBLIN, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TNI BioTech, Inc. (OTC-TNIB) ("TNI BioTech") is pleased to announce that its pharmaceutical sales division, Airmed Biopharma Limited, ("Airmed"), a wholly owned Irish Company, has signed a non-exclusive distribution agreement with PanAm Global Logistics, Inc. ("PanAm") to market Lodonal™.
TNI BioTech had received approval for Lodonal™ from the Republic of Malawi and with that approval Airmed has signed a distribution agreement with PanAm for Lodonal™ for sales through its distributor network to hospitals, pharmacists and doctors in Malawi. The Company has received an initial purchase order for $150,000 and by the agreement, PanAm seeks to distribute a minimum of 5,000 pills per month for the balance of the year with sales expected to increase in 2015. TNI BioTech and Airmed will deliver the first shipment by July 7, 2014. TNI BioTech and Airmed estimate that the agreement will generate approximately $1,800,000 in revenue in year one of the distribution relationship.
"During our negotiations and due diligence phase, we were impressed by the quality standards of manufacture demonstrated by TNI BioTech and extensive medical research and intellectual property supporting its claims for Lodonal™ as well as the servicing capacity of Airmed. We look forward to a long and successful business arrangement and we anticipate strong and increasing demand for Lodonal™ from our national and international distribution partners," said Andres Rodriguez, Operations Manager for PanAm.
The distributor relationship was secured through the efforts of His Excellency Ambassador Jack Brewer, founder and CEO of The Brewer Group, Inc. ("TBG"). TBG's global investment advisory firm currently oversees numerous economic development projects in emerging and frontier markets throughout the world. The Brewer Group has made the delivery of affordable, sustainable health care to Africa a priority for the organization.
"I am extremely excited to help bring much-needed cancer treatments to Malawi. The visions of women suffering from curable forms of cancer in the country are forever engrained within me," explained H.E. Ambassador Brewer. "The goal of this distribution agreement is to provide the people of Malawi, and ultimately the rest of Africa, with solutions to combat cancer and immediately start saving lives in our ongoing quest to improve global health."
As cancer is now the leading cause of death worldwide and particularly affects developing countries, The Brewer Group hopes to provide innovative solutions for underserved communities and individuals who cannot afford the quality care that they need.
Noreen Griffin, CEO of TNI BioTech stated, "This is a very important milestone for the Company and our shareholders. It has taken the Company one year to obtain both a certificate of free sale to sell Lodonal™ as well as drug approval in Malawi. We now have achieved such approval in multiple African nations. We believe this is the first of many sales that will take place in the coming months and we look forward to announcing substantial additional sales in the near future. This milestone would not have been reached without the assistance of the entire team surrounding TNI BioTech with a special thanks to H.E. Ambassador Jack Brewer and Dr. Gloria Herndon for all her work on our behalf."
About TNI BioTech, Inc.
TNI BioTech is a biotechnology company working to combat chronic, life-threatening diseases through the activation and modulation of the body's immune system using our patented immunotherapy. Our products and immunotherapy technologies are designed to harness the power of the immune system to improve the treatment of cancer, infections such as HIV/AIDS, chronic inflammatory diseases, and autoimmune diseases.
Our proprietary technology, therapies and patents include the treatment of a wide range of cancers. Our most advanced clinical programs involve immunotherapy with met-enkephalin ("MENK") (sometimes referred to as opioid growth factor ("OGF")) and our Low Dose Naltrexone product ("LDN") or Lodonal™, which have been shown to stimulate the immune system even in patients with advanced cancer.
Even though Management considers any condition that results in altered-immune response a target for investigation, the Company will most likely pursue additional investigations for MENK and LDN as valuable candidates in the treatment of autoimmune states such as rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis; as an adjunct in cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy, radiation treatments or surgery; and as a complement to antibiotics in the treatment of a variety of infectious diseases, including patients with HIV/AIDS, in combination with retroviral drug therapy.
About Airmed Biopharma Limited
Airmed Biopharma Limited, a wholly owned Irish company, is the pharmaceutical sales division of TNI BioTech. Airmed is responsible for servicing sales orders for Lodonal™ in countries where TNI BioTech has received sales approval in Latin America and Africa.
About Cytocom, Inc.
Cytocom, Inc. is a biotechnology company that will initially focus on developing Low Dose Naltrexone (Lodonal™) and met-enkephalin in the investigation of unmet medical needs in the areas of oncological and inflammatory diseases.
About The Brewer Group, Inc.
Established in 2005, The Brewer Group ("TBG") is a multi-faceted global investment advisory firm focused on providing tailored services including investment banking advisory, asset management, specialty finance and business development for public and private companies as well as high-profile clientele including athletes, entertainers and world leaders. TBG specializes in multiple sectors including: financial services; biotechnology & healthcare; sports; media & entertainment; wearable technology & consumer products; sustainable technology & agriculture; education & cultural exchange; and hospitality. The Brewer Group's relationships with high-profile clientele and affiliates including United Nations representatives, global organizations, distribution outlets, governments, key government and non-governmental officials, NPOs, agencies and unions as well as with various public and private corporations and international organizations place TBG in a unique position to execute a wide range of services around the globe. For further information, please visit www.thebrewergroup.com.
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