Global innovator in drug delivery platforms Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQX: LXRP) today provided an update on the ongoing relationship and pursuit of innovation in oral, reduced risk nicotine consumer products using Lexaria’s patented DehydraTECH(TM) technology. According to the update, most of the investigation and work within the first phase of the project underway between Altria Ventures Inc., an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Altria Group, Inc (NYSE:MO) and Lexaria’s majority owned subsidiary Lexaria Nicotine LLC is either complete or significantly underway, with imminent commencement of one remaining aspect. Results have been positive to date and support successful completion of this first phase. “The program between Altria and Lexaria is progressing nicely and is enabling a clearer understanding of the potential of delivering nicotine through oral forms that avoid lung absorption,” Lexaria Bioscience and Lexaria Nicotine CEO Chris Bunka said in the news release. “Lexaria strongly believes that, given the choice, many of the world’s one billion smokers would elect to experience their nicotine in a manner that does not rely on either smoking or vaping, and Lexaria can help enable these alternatives.”
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About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp. is a global innovator in drug delivery platforms. Its patented DehydraTECH(TM) drug delivery technology changes the way Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients enter the bloodstream, promoting healthier ingestion methods, lower overall dosing and higher effectiveness for lipophilic active molecules. DehydraTECH increases bio-absorption; reduces time of onset; and masks unwanted tastes for orally administered bioactive molecules including cannabinoids, vitamins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (“NSAIDs”), nicotine and other molecules. Lexaria has licensed DehydraTECH to multiple companies in the cannabis industry for use in cannabinoid beverages, edibles and oral products; and to a world-leading tobacco producer for the development of smokeless, oral-based nicotine products. Lexaria operates a licensed in-house research laboratory and holds a robust intellectual property portfolio with 16 patents granted and over 60 patents pending worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com.
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