Kelowna, British Columbia – March 20, 2018 – Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTCQX: LXRP) (CSE: LXX) (the “Company” or “Lexaria”), a drug delivery platform innovator, is pleased to announce it has filed a new patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) for use of DehydraTECHTM to improve the speed and quantity of absorption of active pharmaceutical ingredients (“API”) through the skin.
The patent application follows the recently announced successful laboratory evaluation of DehydraTECHTM in the transdermal delivery of cannabidiol (“CBD”) that showed as much as a 225% increase in CBD permeability compared to control formulations tested with leading commercial penetration enhancers; and almost a 1,900% increase in CBD permeability compared to a control formulation that was devoid of both the DehydraTECHTM technology or any commercial penetration enhancers. The original research protocols were overseen by Lexaria President John Docherty and represent a unique, new and improved method of transdermal delivery for cannabinoids and potentially many other active ingredients.
In the patent application, Lexaria has applied for patent protection for the delivery of all of the active ingredient classes already identified in its other issued and pending patent applications including cannabinoids, terpenes and terpenoids, NSAIDs, vitamins, nicotine and phosphodiesterase inhibitors, as well as a broad range of additional active ingredients commonly found in topical products today that may benefit from enhanced skin permeability performance in concert with the DehydraTECHTM technology.
The Company believes that its DehydraTECHTM technology could drive significant innovation and improvement for the delivery of active ingredients through topical products, transdermal patches, cosmetics and many other skin-oriented consumer product formats. Lexaria will initiate third-party licensing discussions for this new transdermal application of DehyrdaTECHTM as soon as possible.
Lexaria’s patented DehydraTECH™ technology is focused on improved delivery methodologies of many commonly used API substances. As such, it provides an additional layer of effectiveness that is designed to harmonize with the intellectual property of third parties. Both patented and generic API substances can utilize Lexaria’s patented technology. Lexaria’s long term strategy is to partner with the world’s leading firms as they deliver best-of-class products to their existing large consumer groups.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. has developed and out-licenses its disruptive delivery technology that promotes healthier ingestion methods, lower overall dosing and higher effectiveness of lipophilic active molecules. Lexaria has multiple patents pending in over 40 countries around the world and has patents granted in the USA and in Australia for utilization of its DehydraTECHTM delivery technology. Lexaria’s technology provides increases in intestinal absorption rates; more rapid delivery to the bloodstream; and important taste-masking benefits, for orally administered bioactive molecules including cannabinoids, vitamins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nicotine and other molecules.
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