Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ: LEXX) has embarked on its most ambitious study yet, the HYPER-H21-4. The study is among several geared towards evaluating DehydraTECH(TM)-processed CBD for the potential treatment of hypertension and heart disease. The learnings from two studies, HYPER-H21-1 and HYPER-H21-2, whose results are already out, have led to the HYPER-H21-4 clinical study. Further, blood pressure findings from HYPER-H21-3 will be reportable by the end of January 2022 and will contribute to the HYPER-H21-4. The study protocols for HYPER-H21-4 are being readied for submission to the Independent Review Board (“IRB”), and approval is expected by January 2022. HYPER-H21-4, which will be more comprehensive than Lexaria’s previous studies, is expected to involve 60 different volunteers aged between 45 and 70 years. Each of them will use three 150 mg doses of DehydraTECH-CBD every day over six weeks. A recent article notes, “The eventual goal is to seek regulatory approvals for DehydraTECH-CBD for potential use as a treatment for high blood pressure, and data from this study could be instrumental to that pursuit.”
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About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’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; it is also being evaluated for orally administered anti-viral drugs, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (“NSAIDs”) 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 21 patents granted and over 50 patents pending worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com.
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