This approval will allow Canonic to proceed with the execution of its commercialization plan
Rehovot, Israel, November 11, 2020 – Canonic, a wholly owned subsidiary of Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ; EVGN), (TASE: EVGN) focused on the development of medical cannabis products, announces today receiving an IMC-GAP approval from the Israel Medical Cannabis Agency for the commercial operation of its propagation farm. This approval will allow Canonic to proceed with the execution of its commercialization plan of medical cannabis products.
Canonic’s propagation farm, which was established during 2020 and is now fully operational, is designed for the propagation of cannabis seedlings from its R&D greenhouses. These seedlings are expected to be further cultivated by third-party certified medical cannabis growers. The company intends to establish a value chain from genomics to the end-product, with certain parts of the value chain outsourced to sub-contractors. The company intends to deliver its first batch of seedlings to such cultivation farms during 2021.
Canonic is currently in contact with a number of industry companies, in Israel and outside of Israel, in order to establish its sub-contracting cultivation capacity. As previously announced, Canonic intends to reach initial sales in Israel in 2022.
Canonic is a wholly owned subsidiary of Evogene Ltd. (NASDAQ: EVGN), (TASE: EVGN), developing medical Cannabis products through a Computational Predictive Biology (CPB) platform. The company’s products in development are aimed at improving active compounds yield, genetic stability and Cannabis varieties for specific medical indications. The company’s strategy includes the development of Cannabis varieties in order to commercialize medical Cannabis products independently or through collaborations. Canonic has exclusive access to Evogene’s genomic assets and technology for the development of medical Cannabis products. For more information, please visit: https://www.canonicbio.com/.
About Evogene Ltd.:
Evogene (NASDAQ: EVGN), (TASE: EVGN) is a leading computational biology company focused on revolutionizing product discovery and development in multiple life-science based industries, including human health and agriculture, through the use of its broadly applicable Computational Predictive Biology (CPB) platform. The CPB platform, incorporating a deep understanding of biology leveraged through the power of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence, has been designed to computationally discover and uniquely guide the development of life-science products based on microbes, small molecules and genetic elements. Utilizing the CPB platform, Evogene and its subsidiaries are now advancing product pipelines for human microbiome-based therapeutics through Biomica Ltd., medical cannabis through Canonic Ltd., ag-biologicals through Lavie Bio Ltd., ag-chemicals through AgPlenus Ltd., and ag-solutions for castor oil production through Casterra Ltd. For more information, please visit www.evogene.com
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