CINCINNATI, OH, February 26, 2019 – Callitas Health Inc., (CSE: LILY, OTCQB: MPHMF, FWB: T3F3), (the “Company” or “Callitas”) an integrated clinical-stage pharmaceutical development, OTC consumer goods marketing and cannabis delivery development company, announced today that it has amended and expanded its original agreement with NFI Consumer Healthcare. The new agreement includes distribution of a co-branded product between ToConceive and NFI’s e.p.t®, the Over-The-Counter (“OTC”) pregnancy test kit brand, into food, drug and mass retailer spaces.
“As the originators of the first in-home pregnancy test, we are proud and excited to offer e.p.t® ToConceive Fertility Enhancing Moisturizing Gel as a brand new, non-invasive, all natural conception aid for U.S. retail,” said Susan K. Gregory, CEO of NFI Consumer Products. “Between our partnership with Callitas on e.p.t® ToConceive, and the launch of our e.p.t® Numeric® digital ovulation test in grocery, national drug and mass retailer spaces, this Spring, e.p.t® is, once again, leading the OTC family planning market in terms of offering ground-breaking, end-to-end, user-friendly innovations for those women testing for pregnancy and those seeking help in potentially achieving a successful conception, sooner.”
“This amended agreement brings additional credibility to our clinically-proven ToConceive product and increases our brand awareness in the women’s OTC health market,” said James M. Thompson, CEO of Callitas. “e.p.t® is already a category leader in the women’s health space and the perfect match with our fertility lubricant.”
Callitas, which focuses on developing ground-breaking technologies for weight management and female health and wellness, plans to rollout product in the second quarter of 2019. The partnership between NFI and Callitas will also include promotional opportunities on shelf and product samples.
“We’re proud of ToConceive and how effective it is in helping couples conceive,” said Joshua Maurice, Director of Sales and Marketing for Callitas. “e.p.t®‘s brand recognition will help bring awareness to the incredible impact that ToConceive can have for couples trying to get pregnant.”
About NFI Consumer Healthcare: About NFI Consumer Products, Blue-Emu and e.p.t.
NFI Consumer Products is an innovative consumer products company that manufactures, markets, and distributes the Blue-Emu® line of products for muscle, joint and skin conditions, as well as the e.p.t.® line of family planning products. Since acquisition in 2014, Blue-Emu® has become the 5thlargest pain relief brand at retailers in the United States. Following the success of Blue-Emu®, NFI purchased the historical pregnancy test brand: e.p.t.® In 2019, NFI further innovated the e.p.t.® brand by launching the first-ever digital ovulation test to offer numeric read outs of a user’s Luteinizing Hormone (LH) levels. Blue-emu.com eptfamily.com lhsurges.com
NFI Consumer Products:
Benjamin Blessing, EVP Marketing
About Callitas Health: Formed in early 2015, Callitas Health Inc. is an integrated clinical-stage pharmaceutical development, OTC consumer goods marketing and cannabis delivery development company, focused on developing innovative technologies for weight management, female sexual health and wellness, cannabis delivery technologies and other proprietary drugs. In addition to its recent acquisitions of C-103, a reformulation of Orlistat, Extrinsa and assets from 40J’s LLC, the Company successfully launched ToConceive in North America as a clinically proven option for couples struggling with the inability to conceive(www.toconceive.com), and is in the research and development and business development process for its other OTC products, CannaStrips and orphan drug technologies. For more information visit www.callitas.com.
James Thompson, CEO, or
Callitas Investor Relations
Phone: +1 (859) 868-3131
Investor Relations – Kevin McGrath, Managing Director
Phone: +1 (646) 418-7002
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