KELOWNA – October 21, 2020 Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTCQX:LXRP)(CSE:LXX), a global innovator in oral drug delivery platforms, is pleased to announce that it is receiving its first-ever granted patent in Europe related to its DehydraTECHTM technology.
European patent number 3164141 will be published in the European Patent Bulletin of November 11, 2020 entitled “Food and Beverage Compositions Infused With Lipophilic Active Agents and Methods of Use Thereof” and includes claims for improved oral delivery of cannabinoids, nicotine, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and vitamins.
In addition, this patent includes important method of treatment claims for a broad range of disease conditions including use of:
- cannabinoids to treat cardiac conditions such as hypertension and neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s;
- cannabinoids to treat metabolic disorders and substance abuse and addictions;
- nicotine to treat tobacco dependence/addiction and neurological diseases;
- NSAIDs to treat a host of conditions involving pain, fever and inflammatory states; and,
- vitamins to treat conditions such as ataxia related to certain vitamin deficiencies.
Priority is granted to certain dates in 2014 and 2015, strengthening Lexaria’s IP claims compared to more recent competitors. This represents the first patent issuance in Europe under Lexaria’s first patent family.
Lexaria intends to validate and nationalize this patent in many major European countries, significantly expanding our global reach. This patent is a significant addition to the Lexaria intellectual property portfolio, and toward Lexaria’s first formal patent protection across major European nations covering a population of roughly 340 million people.
“We’re very pleased to be awarded our very first European patent grant as we’re continually working to expand both the geography where Lexaria’s intellectual property is protected under law, as well as expand the scope of business possible,” said Chris Bunka, Lexaria Chief Executive Officer. “The receipt of this patent grant is timely in that we have recently forged new relationships in Europe where a number of countries have very progressive markets for the oral delivery of active substances including nicotine and more, supporting our commercialization efforts.”
Lexaria currently has 18 granted patents (including nine granted in the US), along with approximately 60 patent applications pending throughout the world. The granted patents cover delivery of cannabinoids, NSAIDs, nicotine and fat-soluble vitamins. Pending patents are for the delivery of many antiviral drugs, human hormones such as testosterone and estrogen, phosphodiesterase inhibitors and more.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’s (OTCQX:LXRP)(CSE:LXX) proprietary drug delivery technology, DehydraTECH™, improves the way active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) enter the bloodstream by promoting healthier ingestion methods and increasing the effectiveness of fat-soluble active molecules, thereby lowering overall dosing. The Company’s technology can be applied to many different ingestible product formats, including foods, beverages, oral suspensions, tablets, and capsules. DehydraTECH increases bio-absorption by up to 5-10x, reduces time of onset from 1 – 2 hours to minutes, and masks unwanted tastes for orally administered bioactive molecules, including anti-virals, cannabinoids, vitamins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nicotine, and other molecules. Lexaria has licensed DehydraTECH to multiple companies including a world-leading tobacco producer for the development of smokeless, oral-based nicotine products and for use in industries that produce cannabinoid beverages, edibles, and oral products. Lexaria operates a federally licensed research laboratory and holds a robust intellectual property portfolio with 18 patents granted and approximately 60 patents pending worldwide. For more information, please visit www.lexariabioscience.com.
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