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Somaí and Canna Forest sign agreement to manufacture API's and EU-GMP products



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Somaí Pharmaceuticals signed a manufacturing agreement with Canna Forest to produce APIs (acronym for active pharmaceutical ingredients) and EU-GMP certified extracted cannabis products at its facilities in Carregado. Under the terms of the agreement, Somaí will process Canna Forest's high-THC medical cannabis flower into APIs, extracted in accordance with European Union (EU) GMP standards, for distribution in Australia. So far, 240 kg have been extracted for sale in Australia and Germany, but Somaí expects to receive and produce more in 2024.

Somaí is a European pharmaceutical and biotechnology company with an EU-GMP license from Infarmed in Portugal, which distributes pharmaceutical products containing cannabinoids. Canna Forest is a Portuguese company based in Fundão, licensed by Infarmed to cultivate, wholesale, import and export medicinal cannabis with a high THC content.

The contract announced by the two companies follows the EU's Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) authorization, granted to Somaí in September.

Michael Sassano, CEO of Somaí Pharmaceuticals, said he is “very proud to work with the professional team at Canna Forest to bring extracts to the global market. Supporting growers, especially local Portuguese growers, is a deep goal at Somaí, and we will continue to innovate products with many different API extracts, to help patients find the right combination for them.”

For her part, Teresa Faísca, CEO of Canna Forest, expressed her satisfaction for “materializing a key aspect of Canna Forest's vision: offering the highest quality extracts to the global market with the aim and pride of contributing to the best value chain of the medicinal market. This has been possible thanks to the collaboration with Somaí’s outstanding team and facilities,” she stated, in Press release.



[Disclaimer: Please note that this text was originally written in Portuguese and is translated into English and other languages ​​using an automatic translator. Some words may differ from the original and typos or errors may occur in other languages.]


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