Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ: LEXX) on July 22 announced it had met three primary objectives in its investigation of antiviral drug conversion process outcomes as the drugs are processed with its patented DehydraTECH(TM). “The success achieved during the company’s testing paves the way for larger analysis of the DehydraTECH-processed drugs in vivo in animals infected with SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19, HIV/AIDS, or other infectious disease-causing viruses, according to the company. The ultimate aim is to form partnerships with established pharmaceutical industry drug-makers who may be interested in incorporating DehydraTECH technology with those tested drugs, or other drugs with similar characteristics,” reads a recent article. “We are looking at repurposing some of these drugs, being able to take an antiviral drug that traditionally could only be administered, for example, by injection. We might be able to apply it in an oral form through a pill,” Lexaria CEO Chris Bunka told Investing News Network in a June report. “Our delivery from oral to the bloodstream is as little as two minutes. We’re outrageously fast for oral technology.”
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About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’s proprietary drug delivery technology, DehydraTECH(TM), improves the way active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”) enter the bloodstream by promoting healthier oral 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. Since 2016, DehydraTECH has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to increase bio-absorption with cannabinoids and nicotine by up to 5-10x, reduce time of onset from 1 – 2 hours to minutes, and mask unwanted tastes. It is planned to be further evaluated for orally administered bioactive molecules, including anti-viral drugs, vitamins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (“NSAIDs”) and more. 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 licensed in-house research laboratory and holds a robust intellectual property portfolio with 20 patents granted and over 50 patents pending worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com.
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