Creso Pharma pursuing animal health – a fast growing segment of the cannabis market

By Meagan Evans. Published at Jan 24, 2020, in The 420 Report

Cannabis stocks had a challenging year in 2019, but signs are emerging that a change of fortunes is in-store for the sector and a number of listed cannabis companies already look to be turning the corner.

Over the longer term, there’s little doubt that the sector is primed for massive growth as legalisation continues to expand across the globe, the benefits of cannabis and hemp receives greater recognition, and market acceptance improves.

One market segment in particular is primed for significant growth — animal health. This is a market that was worth US$70 billion in 2019 and is projected to be among the fastest growing Cannabidiol (CBD) sectors.

The global veterinary CBD market is predicted to grow at a 123% annual rate (CAGR) in the years 2019 to 2025, says the latest Market Research Future report.

This massive size of this market and its anticipated growth can be attributed to the “the rising global trend of the ‘humanisation’ of pets,” according to Dr Miri Halperin Wernli.

Dr Halperin Wernli is the CEO and co-founder of Creso Pharma (ASX:CPH), an ASX listed medicinal cannabis company that develops and commercialises cannabis and hemp derived therapeutic, nutraceutical, and life style products for human and animal health.

Creso has commercialised anibidiol® Regular and anibidiol® Plus for small, medium-sized, and large pets to help reduce stress and aid in the functioning of the animals’ nervous systems.

Pet owners report that the product has also contributed to the management of pain and improved the vitality of their pets after just one week of use in addition to normal feed. The product does not get the dogs ‘high’ as it is non-psychoactive and there is no chance of overdose.

The products are produced in Switzerland and commercialised in collaboration with Virbac S.A. (EPA:VIRP) in more than ten European countries.

In a milestone achievement, the company has now sold over three million doses of its anibidiol® product since the product was launched in late 2017, while global sales of the product grew by approximately 700% in 2019.

These three million portion sachets of anibidiol® granules have benefited over 100,000 dogs in the less than two years since the product launched.

The impressive sales figures in Europe are paving the way for launches into additional countries on other continents including North and Latin America, where a growing need for natural complementary feed to help mitigate stress and improve the wellbeing of pets has been observed.

Furthermore, Creso Pharma has successfully developed three additional hemp-derived products to improve the wellbeing of pets. These are slated for launch later this year.

Responding to strong demand from veterinaries and pet owners, Creso, together with Virbac Switzerland, has also launched its new anibidiol® Oil 500 product — a lifecycle management enhancement for the anibidiol® range. Initially the product will be marketed in Switzerland, with other national markets being added throughout 2020.

This news comes on the back of other promising developments in 2020 as management pointed to numerous potential share price catalysts in the year ahead. With tangible developments likely to drive revenue growth in the near to medium-term it isn’t surprising that the company shares have rebounded sharply since its December lows.

Yet Animal Health is far from Creso Pharma’s only focus. The company has a diversified business model and a portfolio of 13 products that covers products for both humans and animals.

These products have been developed with standardised dosing and formulations through the application of pharmaceutical rigour, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards and innovative delivery technologies.

Of the 13 products, four have been commercialised, with nine pending commercialisation, while the company is considering new opportunities as it establishes itself in multiple global markets.

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