Lexaria Bioscience (NASDAQ: LEXX, LEXXW), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms, today announced that it has successfully filed a pre-Investigational New Drug (“IND”) meeting request letter with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”). According to the update, the FDA has already responded to and confirmed Lexaria’s filing and has provided a target date of July 30, 2022, subject to certain conditions being met. “We are excited to take this important first regulatory step with the FDA for the development of our DehydraTECH-CBD for the treatment of hypertension,” said John Docherty, president of Lexaria. “Submission of this request letter initiates formal communication with the FDA regarding our IND clinical trial plans, in order to help define the critical path for clinical development and marketing approval of our potentially very significant new hypertension therapeutic.”
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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, antiviral drugs, 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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