Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ: LEXX) is expected to begin dosing for the NIC-H22-1 human study this summer. “NIC-H22-1, a pharmacokinetic randomized, double-blinded, cross-over study involving 36 human participants, will compare Lexaria’s DehydraTECH-nicotine pouch performance to that of existing leading brands available to U.S. customers, namely ON! and Zyn,” a recent article reads. The human study NIC-H22-1 is expected to build on the successes of the company’s animal studies, which have proven the technology’s effectiveness in promoting faster absorption, higher peak absorption, and greater overall quantities of nicotine, on average, in the blood than concentration-matched control formulations. “In 2021, the company announced its oral nicotine absorption study, NIC-A21-1, revealing that DehydraTECH-oral nicotine delivery peaked in the bloodstream 10x to 20x faster than controls, and peak levels achieved were up to 10x higher than controls. ‘Performance gains of this magnitude could be of great significance in enabling the oral pouch product category to offer improved nicotine satiety and effectiveness, with a goal of one day rendering pulmonary administration practices like smoking and vaping as obsolete,’ Lexaria CEO Chris Bunka said of last year’s outstanding results.”
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About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria’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 up to 5-10x, 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”), PDE5 inhibitors 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 25 patents granted and over 50 patents pending worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com.
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