Lexaria Bioscience (NASDAQ: LEXX, LEXXW), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms, today announced that its exclusive* Japanese licensee, Premier Wellness Science Co. Ltd., officially launched the first generation of its new cannabidiol (“CBD”) products under the brand “Ko.” According to the update, the brand was launched for the Japanese consumer market on July 21, 2022. Premier will create its own e-commerce infrastructure and digital marketing campaigns in collaboration with its parent company, Premier Anti-Aging Co. Ltd., which is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (4934:JP). The Ko brand will contain CBD and other botanical extracts and is focused on the endocannabinoid system and circadian rhythm to support the health and wellness of all people, highlighted by the concept of wellness for all. Following rigorous product development and formula optimization, Ko-branded products containing Lexaria’s DehydraTECH(TM) delivery technology are expected to be introduced during the second quarter of 2023.
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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 plus a 26th patent allowed, as well as roughly 50 patents pending worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com.
*The exclusive rights are subject to two previously issued licenses for use of DehydraTECH in Japan, which remain valid. Lexaria will not be issuing any further licenses in Japan for non-pharmaceutical cannabinoid products.
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