Rokshaw Laboratories authorised to manufacture and supply Investigational Medical Products To Advance research into Cannabis Based Medicinal Products

14 January 2020, London. EMMAC Life Sciences Group, Europe’s leading independent cannabis company, is pleased to announce its wholly owned subsidiary, Rokshaw Laboratories, a leading UK based manufacturer of medicinal specials, has secured regulatory approval for a Manufacturer’s Authorisation for Investigational Medicinal Products MIA (IMP) license from the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).

The Manufacturer’s Authorisation for IMPs is an EU requirement for the production of material for patient use in clinical trials. The license enables Rokshaw to manufacture, import and label investigational medicinal products for use in clinical trials.

The requirements and procedures for clinical trials in the UK are set out in the Medicines for Human Use (Clinical Trials) Regulations 2004 (as amended). These regulations require all interventional clinical trials to be authorised by the MHRA and ethically approved. They also include requirements for the application and assessment of each trial, the supply of investigational medicinal products (IMPs), the conduct of clinical trials in accordance with Good Clinical Practice and safety reporting.

Barbara Pacchetti, Chief Scientific Officer of EMMAC, commented: “As a company committed to scientific research in the field of medicinal cannabinoids we are extremely pleased that Rokshaw continues to develop its capabilities in line with our objective to deliver clinical data around cannabis based medicines. Furthermore the IMP approval allows Rokshaw to supply products to Imperial College whom we are partnered with to conduct clinical research on the effects of cannabinoids in post-operative pain, nausea and vomiting, as part of our research program to advance the understanding of the medical benefits of cannabis.”

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