Kelowna, British Columbia – March 22, 2018 – Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (OTCQX: LXRP) (CSE: LXX) (the “Company” or “Lexaria”), a drug delivery platform innovator, announces it has received a new Notice of Allowance from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) providing for “composition of matter” claims that protect the specific combination of substances which enable improved taste and bioabsorption properties of its DehydraTECH technology for the delivery of cannabinoids.
This is a significant addition to Lexaria’s existing manufacturing “method of use” patent rights previously granted. “This Notice of Allowance applies to the delivery of both psychoactive and non-psychoactive cannabinoids as lipophilic active agents formulated together with the edible fatty acids that enable the powerful bioavailability and taste enhancing properties of the DehydraTECH technology,” said John Docherty, President. “This allowance has been granted by the USPTO upon review of the compelling scientific data Lexaria has amassed demonstrating its significant bioavailability performance enhancement properties.”
Under USPTO practice, there is no opposition period between allowance and issuance. The patent application number is 15/225,802, “Food and Beverage Compositions Infused With Lipophilic Active Agents and Methods of Use Thereof”. As has been Lexaria’s experience in the past, the Company expects the formal granting of the new patent within roughly one hundred days or less. Lexaria has additional patent applications that remain within the USPTO process, of both the composition of matter and process varieties.
Lexaria will continue to develop and strengthen its patent portfolio in the USA, Canada, and internationally and expects further patent awards this year. As its patent portfolio increases, Lexaria will be better able to commercialize its technologies and defend its intellectual property.
Lexaria’s patented DehydraTECH technology is focused on improved delivery methodologies of many commonly used active pharmaceutical ingredient (“API”) substances. As such, it provides an additional layer of effectiveness that is designed to harmonize with the intellectual property of third parties. Both patented and generic API substances can utilize Lexaria’s patented technology.
Lexaria’s long term strategy is to partner with the world’s leading firms as they deliver best-of-class products to their existing large consumer groups.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. has developed and out-licenses its disruptive delivery technology that promotes healthier ingestion methods, lower overall dosing and higher effectiveness of lipophilic active molecules. Lexaria has multiple patents pending in over 40 countries around the world and has patents granted in the USA and in Australia for utilization of its DehydraTECHTM delivery technology. Lexaria’s technology provides increases in intestinal absorption rates; more rapid delivery to the bloodstream; and important taste-masking benefits, for orally administered bioactive molecules including cannabinoids, vitamins, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nicotine and other molecules. www.lexariabioscience.com
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