Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ: LEXX) Partners with the National Research Council of Canada for DehydraTECH-GLP-1 Mode of Action Investigation

  • Lexaria, a global innovator in drug delivery platforms, just announced its newest relationship with the National Research Council of Canada (“NRC”)
  • Specific molecular characteristics of the glucagon-peptide 1 (“GLP-1”) drug, semaglutide, processed with Lexaria’s patented DehydraTECH(TM) technology, will be evaluated
  • Previous research has shown that using a DehydraTECH-semaglutide capsule composition yields a 43% higher peak level of semaglutide in blood compared to Rybelsus(R). This has potential for increased weight-loss and diabetic control
  • Lexaria’s management is confident that this partnership will complement the company’s animal and human pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies for the 2024 calendar year

Lexaria Bioscience (NASDAQ: LEXX), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms, has announced a partnership with the National Research Council of Canada (“NRC”) that will pursue an applied research program to evaluate specific molecular characteristics of the company’s patented DehydraTECH(TM) technology processed with glucagon-peptide 1 (“GLP-1”) drug, semaglutide, related to its mode of action and performance (https://cnw.fm/tFjNC).

The work program will utilize simulated gastric fluid, mimicking conditions in the human gut. In addition, various testing methods will be employed, among them size exclusion chromatography (“SEC”), polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (“PAGE”), dynamic light scattering (“DLS”), and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization mass spectrometry (“MALDI MS”).

GLP-1 drugs have shown significant benefits in weight management and addressing diabetes. Previous research has shown that using a DehydraTECH-semaglutide capsule composition yields a 43% higher peak level of semaglutide in blood than an unprocessed Rybelsus(R) tablet. The benefits also extend to doing away with painful injections, which are the norm with GLP-1 delivery.

Lexaria’s management believes this partnership could help fast-track the company’s push for the adoption of DehydraTECH with GLP-1 drugs. It will also be integral in showcasing the potential of the technology while inching the company closer to tapping into an industry projected to be valued at $133.5 billion by 2030 (https://cnw.fm/GjFj1).

“We are excited about our partnership with the NRC for the mode of action molecular characterization of DehydraTECH-GLP-1 drugs. This work program could potentially provide data to assist Lexaria’s efforts in partnering with the pharmaceutical industry for the most rapid introduction possible of DehydraTECH with GLP-1 drugs,” noted John Docherty, Lexaria’s president.

This partnership follows Lexaria’s resolve to double down on GLP-1 studies for the 2024 calendar year. It also follows the recent independent third-party ethics review board approval for its GLP-1 human pilot study #2, which seeks to explore the oral delivery of GLP-1 drugs. In addition, in March Lexaria announced details of its WEIGHT-A24-1 animal study which will examine diabetes and weight loss effects of DehydraTECH-processed GLP-1 drugs and DehydraTECH-processed cannabidiol, alone and in combination (https://cnw.fm/Qdt0X).

Lexaria’s management is confident that by identifying the molecular behavior of DehydraTECH-processed pure semaglutide compositions, the findings will complement the company’s animal and human pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic studies for the 2024 calendar year. In addition, it is hopeful that this could ultimately lead to alternative formulations with enhanced performance. The program is expected to be completed in early August, with results reported as soon as possible after that.

For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com.

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