PreveCeutical Successfully Incorporates Medicinal Cannabis Extracts into the Sol-Gel Drug Delivery System
PreveCeutical Medical Inc. (CSE:PREV, OTCQB:PRVCF, FSE:18H) (the “Company” or “PreveCeutical”), announces that it has completed the second phase of its soluble gel (“Sol-gel“) drug delivery research and development program (the “Sol-gel Program“), by successfully developing formulations for cannabis extract-infused Sol-gels (the “CBD Sol-gel Formulations“), where both the acid and neutral cannabis extract forms have been incorporated. The resultant wholly-water based CBD Sol-gel Formulations were developed using US-FDA approved excipients and can be complemented by using the Company’s custom Sol-gel applicator device (the “Sol-gel Applicator“) for direct nose-to-brain delivery.
PreveCeutical’s research team previously optimized the conditions for comprehensive conversion of phytocannabinoids extracted from the Company’s five cannabis strains from their acid forms to their neutral forms (the “Neutralization Protocol“; see news release dated November 20, 2018), which may open the door to an extensive product range for PreveCeutical. Accommodating both acid and neutral extracts in the Sol-gels is an important development from a clinical perspective, as reports continue to highlight the respective benefits of acid and neutral extracts in treating a range of diseases and ailments.
Having now successfully completed the second phase, the third and final stage of the Sol-gel Program is currently underway. The third phase is expected to assess and profile cannabinoid release from the extract infused Sol-gels, as well as the cannabinoid’s deposition into freshly explanted human nasal mucosal tissue (ex vivo), alongside toxicity evaluation.
PreveCeutical’s President and Chief Science Officer, Dr. Mak Jawadekar stated, “It will be exciting to see how these ongoing ex-vivo studies conducted using human explanted tissues may help us get an early read out on our proprietary drug delivery applicator device for the targeted central nervous system delivery of cannabinoids.”
The CBD Sol-gel Formulations, when used with the Company’s customized Sol-gel Applicator, are expected to allow for the direct and prolonged delivery of cannabinoids to a patients’ central nervous system (CNS). Future studies, outside of the current Sol-gel Program may involve pre-clinical/clinical evaluation of the CBD Sol-gel Formulations as the Company’s medicinal cannabis division hopes to be able to offer a broad product range of formulations that can be tailored to specific medical conditions.
PreveCeutical is a health sciences company that develops innovative options for preventive and curative therapies utilising organic and nature identical products.
PreveCeutical aims to be a leader in preventive health sciences and currently has five research and development programs, including: dual gene therapy for curative and prevention therapies for diabetes and obesity; the Sol-gel Program; Nature Identical™ peptides for treatment of various ailments; non-addictive analgesic peptides as a replacement to the highly addictive analgesics such as morphine, fentanyl and oxycodone; and a therapeutic product for treating athletes who suffer from concussions (mild traumatic brain injury).
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
“Dr. Makarand (Mak) Jawadekar”
President & Chief Science Officer
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