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Aequus Pharmaceuticals

August 28, 2017 09:00 ET

Aequus and Ehave Collaborate on Bioinformatics Platform for Management of Clinical Trials

VANCOUVER, BC--(Marketwired - August 28, 2017) - Aequus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX VENTURE: AQS) (OTCQB: AQSZF) ("Aequus" or the "Company"), a specialty pharmaceutical company with a focus on developing, advancing and promoting differentiated products, and Ehave, Inc. (OTCQB: EHVVF) ("Ehave"), a healthcare bioinformatics company whose platform efficiently captures, integrates, and delivers high-quality clinical data and treatment tools, have entered into a collaboration whereby Aequus will gain access to Ehave's bioinformatics platform for use in Aequus' anticipated clinical trials for its portfolio products, with an initial focus in neurology. The two companies plan to collaborate on conducting trials in both the traditional pharmaceutical drug regulatory regime and in the medical cannabis regulatory regime. Aequus will pay Ehave a per-patient fee for trials conducted using the Ehave bioinformatics platform and will receive patient assessment, diagnostic and therapeutic outcomes and side-effect profiles content from formal and informal studies conducted using the Ehave platform, subject to standard patient consent and clinical research ethics approvals. Aequus will own all clinical results and data generated from trials using the Ehave platform.

"We are excited to work with Ehave as we advance various development programs, both our traditional pharmaceutical products and medical cannabinoid containing products, through clinical trials," says Doug Janzen, Chairman and CEO of Aequus. "This partnership will allow Aequus to capture patient outcomes of product safety and efficacy in a variety of trial settings in a very efficient and cost-effective way. We believe the Ehave platform is ideally suited for monitoring and assessing product performance in the rapidly evolving medical cannabis space, tracking both patient safety and product efficacy and providing clinicians and drug developers like Aequus and our partners with robust clinical data in a real-world setting, something that is currently lacking and that the medical community has been asking for."

"Our core technology platform allows us to provide customized, next-generation clinical solutions that empower pharmaceutical developers to be successful by streamlining patient management and data collection, reducing errors and data loss, improving patient compliance, and ultimately saving valuable time and costs," said Prateek Dwivedi, CEO of Ehave. "We're pleased to partner with Aequus and to support the clinical evaluation of its pharmaceutical and cannabinoid drug candidates. We believe this partnership will demonstrate how the Ehave platform may mitigate certain data management challenges facing researchers in neurology, and how Ehave can help validate and unlock value for new pharmaceutical and medical cannabis products."

About Aequus Pharmaceuticals

Aequus Pharmaceuticals Inc. (TSX VENTURE: AQS) (OTCQB: AQSZF) is a growing specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing and commercializing high quality, differentiated products. Aequus' development stage pipeline includes several products in neurology and psychiatry with a goal of addressing the need for improved medication adherence through enhanced delivery systems. Aequus intends to commercialize its internal programs in Canada alongside its current portfolio of marketed established medicines and will look to form strategic partnerships that would maximize the reach of its product candidates worldwide. Aequus plans to build on its Canadian commercial platform through the launch of additional products that are either created internally or brought in through an acquisition or license; remaining focused on highly specialized therapeutic areas. For further information, please visit www.aequuspharma.ca.

About Ehave, Inc.
Ehave (OTCQB: EHVVF) is empowering the mental healthcare community with a next-generation of data-rich tools designed to improve patient management, diagnosis, and treatment. Ehave's mental health informatics platform facilitates make objective, data-driven decision making while keeping patients informed and engaged throughout their mental healthcare journey. Ehave offers a powerful set of core features that integrate with a growing selection of tools and applications developed by Ehave and its leading partners, including Multi-Health Systems ("MHS"), a leading publisher of psychological assessments. Ehave is initially focused on improving the standard of care in attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ("ADHD"), through its collaboration with the Hospital for Sick Children ("SickKids"). Ehave Connect is also being utilized to advance the validation and optimization of medical cannabis, through its collaboration with MedReleaf.

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