Kelowna, British Columbia – TheNewswire – July 28, 2023 – Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (Nasdaq:LEXX) (Nasdaq:LEXXW) (the “Company” or “Lexaria”), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms announces it has incorporated a new wholly-owned subsidiary under the name Lexaria Nutraceutical Corp. (“LEXX Nutra”).
The establishment of LEXX Nutra is in keeping with Lexaria’s overall strategy of maximizing the potential for its patented DehydraTECH Technology in various markets. Lexaria has issued an exclusive perpetual license to LEXX Nutra entitling it to utilize DehydraTECH, or sublicense the use of DehydraTECH, for the purposes of creating consumer packaged goods and/or intermediate ingredients composed of any molecule except those associated with nicotine or cannabis. LEXX Nutra is prohibited from using its license for the manufacture of any pharmaceutical product.
In this regard, the license agreement between the Company and its wholly-owned subsidiary, Lexaria Pharmaceutical Corp. (“LEXX Pharma”), has been amended so that LEXX Pharma’s exclusive licensing rights are now focused solely on the manufacture of pharmaceutical products, or sublicensing for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products, composed of any molecule except nicotine-associated molecules.
In addition, Lexaria announced on May 8, 2023 that its human oral nicotine study NIC-H22-1 had completed dosing. Data amalgamation and analysis has since been ongoing, and the Company currently expects to be able to release results within the next two weeks.
Study NIC-H22-1 is a human pharmacokinetic randomized, double blinded, cross-over study conducted in a minimum of 36 human volunteers that are current cigarette smokers. The global market for the oral nicotine pouch category was US$2.33 billion in 2020 and is growing at a rapid CAGR of 30.7% which is expected to reach $21.84 billion in 2027.
About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’s patented drug delivery technology, DehydraTECH™, improves the way active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) enter the bloodstream through 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 35 patents granted and many patents pending worldwide. For more information, please visit www.lexariabioscience.com.
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