Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ: LEXX) is making significant progress in advancing its patented DehydraTECH(TM) drug delivery technology. Lexaria recently reviewed its successful 2021 antiviral drug program. “The company has progressed significantly in evidencing that DehydraTECH can sufficiently enhance the usable fraction of known antiviral drugs that reach the bloodstream to safely and more effectively do what they are designed to accomplish,” reads a recent article. In addition to the antiviral program, Lexaria is also focused on another applied R&D program — hypertension. On July 29, it released partial results from a human clinical study, HYPER-H21-1, evaluating DehydraTECH-processed cannabidiol (“CBD”) for potential application against hypertension. “The study revealed a rapid and sustained drop in blood pressure with DehydraTECH-processed CBD and was most pronounced within the first 10 to 50 minutes of the study. This evidence reinforced the company’s pre-existing findings and further demonstrated its drug delivery technology offers superior performance over generic CBD controls.”
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About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’s patented drug delivery technology, DehydraTECH(TM) improves the way active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”) enter the bloodstream by promoting more effective oral delivery. Since 2016, DehydraTECH has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to increase bio-absorption with cannabinoids and nicotine by 5-10x and, in some instances with cannabinoids by as much as 27x compared to standard industry formulations, reduce time of onset from 1 – 2 hours to minutes, and mask unwanted tastes; and is also being evaluated for orally administered anti-viral drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (“NSAIDs”) and more. DehydraTECH has also evidenced an ability to deliver some drugs more effectively across the blood brain barrier. Lexaria operates a licensed in-house research laboratory and holds a robust intellectual property portfolio with 21 patents granted in nations with a combined population of 2.6 billion, and over 50 additional patents pending worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com.
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