Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’s (NASDAQ: LEXX) DehydraTECH(TM) Technology Consistently Enhancing the Oral Administration of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients

June 1, 2022 08:05:00
  • A global innovator in drug delivery platforms, Lexaria has developed a patented technology, DehydraTECH(TM) 
  • Through research, Lexaria has evidenced that DehydraTECH enhances the efficiency and speed of orally- administered fat-soluble active pharmaceutical ingredients (“APIs”)
  • Lexaria is consistently enhancing the delivery of APIs that affect current oral formulations: speed of onset, limited absorption, and low membrane permeability
  • Lexaria has conducted numerous ground-breaking studies, some of which open up the possibility of fast-acting oral products that avoid the lung diseases and cancers caused by inhalation of combusted molecules common in smoking

Oral formulations account for approximately 90% of the global share of all pharmaceutical formulations made for human use. Statistics also show that about 60% of all established, commercially available small-molecule drug products today and approximately 84% of all best-selling pharmaceutical products are orally administered. Oral drug administration is preferred because it offers numerous advantages over other delivery methods (for instance, intramuscular, subcutaneous, intravenous, and inhalation), not the least of which is high compliance of patients. Additionally, the drugs can be used to offer localized treatment of affected regions within the gastrointestinal tract.

“Despite these advantages, the development of oral formulations presents several challenges, which are mainly attributed to the physicochemical properties of drugs, including poor water solubility and membrane permeability. In addition, the absorption of drugs can be limited by their poor chemical and…

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