Rapid Dose Therapeutics Announces its Latest Innovation with the Launch of QuickSips™ Biodegradable Infused Straw
BURLINGTON, Ontario, July 13, 2021–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Rapid Dose Therapeutics Corp. (“RDT” or the “Company“) (CSE: DOSE) is pleased to announce that they have entered into a Master Distribution Agreement with Namaste Technologies Inc. (TSXV: N), (FRANKFURT: M5BQ), (OTCMKTS: NXTTF) subsidiary CannMart Inc. for the exclusive sales and distribution of RDT-branded cannabis products into retail locations across Canada.
“The support and encouragement we have received by our partners at CannMart has been extremely valuable and we look forward to working with their established sales network across Canada on the commercialization of our RDT-branded cannabis,” said Mark Upsdell, CEO, Rapid Dose Therapeutics. “This strategic alliance will drive sales of the RDT-branded cannabis products while equally allowing RDT management to remain laser focused on the Company’s core business, including vaccines and pharmaceutical products.”
“We are excited to enter into this agreement with RDT to distribute their innovative cannabis products,” said Meni Morim, CEO of Namaste. “As we continue to build a wide spectrum of cannabis products that offer both traditional and newer delivery platforms, and we are pleased to be entering a new category with the addition of the QuickStrip™ and QuickSips™ line of products. CannMart continues to rapidly increase its SKU count which now stands at approximately 700 and receives a record number of requests from vendors across North America to list their products onto our innovative marketplace platform. We are confident this will be a successful partnership with RDT and we look forward to achieving our growth objectives.”
The first marketed RDT cannabis product, a 10 mg THC lined QuickSips, will be distributed soon to cannabis stores across Canada followed shortly thereafter by the RDT QuickStrip 10 mg THC sublingual oral dissolving strip.
“The QuickSips biodegradable infused straws demonstrates another unique application of our orally dissolvable thin strip technology and is a natural extension to our flagship QuickStrip™ product,” added Mr. Upsdell. “The straw is an effective alternative for the delivery of a myriad of health and wellness products, including nutraceuticals, pharmaceuticals and cannabis to a wide range of consumers and patients. Effective and reliable dosing is achieved by simply drinking a beverage and we forecast the opportunities for ongoing commercialization of this product to be significant.”
RDT’s QuickSips innovation offers a number of key benefits:
Composed of organic sugarcane fibre, food starch and plant gum
Biodegradable and compostable, BPA and plastic free
Active ingredient is infused on the inside of the straw, dissolves quickly and is taken up in just a few sips of liquid
Measured, sealed and precisely dosed
Easy to use, convenient and discrete
Eliminates the need for pills, tinctures or other delivery systems
Fully certified: food safe, SCS, Zero Waste Canada and 1% for the Planet
The QuickSips is being manufactured for RDT under a Manufacturing Services Agreement with WG Pro-Manufacturing Inc., a Canadian-based producer of infused edible products.
About Namaste Technologies Inc.
Namaste Technologies is a marketplace platform for cannabis and wellness products. At CannMart.com, the Company provides Canadian medical customers with a diverse selection of hand-picked products from a multitude of federally licensed cultivators and US customers with access to hemp-derived CBD and smoking accessories. The Company also distributes licensed and in-house branded cannabis and cannabis derived products in Canada through a number of provincial government control boards and retailing bodies and facilitates licensed cannabis retailer sales online in Saskatchewan. Namaste’s global technology and continuous innovation address local needs in a burgeoning cannabis industry requiring smart solutions.
About Rapid Dose Therapeutics Corp.
Rapid Dose Therapeutics (RDT) is a Canadian Life Science company focused on innovative drug and active ingredient delivery solutions. The flagship product ‘QuickStrip™’ is a thin, orally dissolvable film, infused with an active ingredient (nutraceuticals, cannabis or pharmaceuticals) that is delivered quickly into the bloodstream bypassing first-pass metabolism resulting in rapid onset of the active ingredient.
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