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M Pharmaceutical Inc. Seeks To Expand Weight Management & Women’s Health Treatment Portfolio Through Additional Innovative Technologies

VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA (December 22nd, 2016) - M Pharmaceutical Inc. (CSE: MQ, OTCQB: MPHMF, FWB: T3F2), (the "Company" or “M Pharma”), is providing an update regarding its business strategy as it relates to the Company’s focus on weight management and women’s health treatments.

M Pharmaceutical Inc. is committed to developing and commercializing its innovative drug treatments and biomedical technologies which offer the end user realistic solutions based on the principles of reduced invasiveness and enhanced effectiveness. To complement its current product mix, M Pharma is exploring opportunities to include innovative technologies for weight management & women’s health applications.

“Our recent acquisitions, including C-103 and ToConceive, have provided M Pharma with a strong product mix with great potential for both our clients and shareholders. To complement the existing treatments, M Pharma is seeking additional innovative technologies which provide end users with realistic and effective solutions for weight management and better outcomes in the women’s health space,” noted Gary Thompson, President and CEO of M Pharmaceutical USA Inc. “Our team is actively working on the expansion of our treatment portfolio and we will continue to update our shareholders as we advance this initiative,” added Mr. Thompson.

The following points summarize the company’s product pipeline:

  1. M Pharma is developing patented, orally administered products for weight loss: C-103. A novel formulation of orlistat, C-103 has the potential to help patients lose significant weight with an acceptable side effect profile as compared to currently marketed products.
  2. ToConceiveis an easy to use natural conception lubricant that balances the pH of the vagina to support sperm survival. It also transforms the sperm to give the sperm the ability, or capacity, to fertilize the ovum for conception, a process called sperm capacitation.
  3. Potential innovative technologies for weight management purposes.

About M Pharmaceutical Inc.

Formed in early 2015, M Pharmaceutical Inc. is a clinical-stage company developing innovative technologies for obesity and weight management.  In addition to its recent acquisition of C-103, a reformulation of orlistat from Chelatexx, LLC, the Company will focus on the development of its Trimeo capsules, temporary controllable pseudobezoars for non-invasive gastric volume reduction for the treatment of obesity, for which it has exclusive rights.  The Company has also recently acquired an FDA cleared fertility product branded as ToConceive that represents its first offering in the women's health field.

M Pharma trades on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) under the ticker symbol “MQ” as well as on the OTCQB as “MPHMF” and FWB (Frankfurt Stock Exchange) as “T3F2.”

For more information contact:
Investor Relations
Phone: +1 604 428 0511          
info@m-pharma.ca
www.m-pharma.ca

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Notice regarding investigational devices: C-103 and Trimeo are investigational drugs or devices and are not currently available outside of approved clinical trials.  Claims regarding the safety and efficacy of these devices have not been evaluated by Health Canada, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, or any other international regulatory body.  

Drug Treatment Portfolio

Obesity, Weight Management Treatment

C-103 is a novel reformulation of orlistat, patented until 2030 in the U.S.  Orlistat is FDA-approved for weight management and sold by Roche as Xenical® (prescription) and by GlaxoSmithKline as alli® (over-the-counter).  Proven safe and effective in over 100 clinical trials, orlistat is the best-selling weight loss medication of all time with peak sales over $900 million in 2007.  The C-103 reformulation addresses adverse events reported by over 90% of orlistat users. These adverse events have led to the decline in Orlistat sales to approximately $200 million in recent years. 

C-103 is intended to maintain the efficacy of orlistat while minimizing its socially unacceptable adverse events. Unlike other weight loss drugs:

  • Orlistat is not an amphetamine
  • Orlistat does not affect the central nervous system
  • Orlistat is not systemically absorbed
  • Orlistat is the only FDA-approved OTC weight loss drug because of its safety
  • Orlistat is the only FDA-approved weight loss drug for adolescent patients (age 12-18)

Infertility Treatment

ToConceive is an innovative new infertility treatment that offers hope and assistance to the millions of couples worldwide struggling to start a family. Our product is an easy to use topical gel that helps to balance the pH of the vagina and is clinically proven to increases a women’s natural production of transudate (sexual lubrication). This increase in natural transudate is required for successful “Sperm Capacitation” to occur. Without the process of Sperm Capacitation, the sperm would not have the ability to travel the required distance to the ovum or have the appropriate chemical makeup for successful conception to occur.

ToConceive is a women’s health treatment supported by a FDA 510K clearance and is protected by four USPTO patents. ToConceive’s proven ability to increase a woman’s natural production of transudate results in significantly higher success rates for couples trying to conceive, without the added expense, or stress, associated with assisted reproduction treatments.