Program EPIL-A21-1 will compare effectiveness of FDA-approved Epidiolex to DehydraTECHTM-CBD for reducing seizure activity;
DehydraTECH-CBD test articles have been delivered to the laboratory ready to commence dosing.
Lexaria’s EPIL-A21-1 research program will assess the seizure inhibiting activity of DehydraTECH-CBD compared to the world’s only FDA-approved CBD-based seizure medication, Epidiolex®.
Epidiolex is the first and only FDA-approved CBD medication for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of paediatric epilepsy,Lennox-Gastautsyndrome and Dravet syndrome. Epidiolex was developed by
The EPIL-A21-1 research program consists of two main studies to be performed in rodents following the first phase which is a pilot animal model beginning now. The two main studies within the program are expected to begin in May/June and will involve both an acute seizure model induced by electrical stimulation (“MES”) as well as a chronic chemically induced seizure model (“RISE-SRS”).
This animal research program is being conducted by a leading US-based independent laboratory and is fully funded through existing
Epidiolexis an FDA-approved prescription CBD available in an oral solution to treat Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome in children two years of age and older. Epidiolex’s effectiveness was studied in three randomized clinical trials involving a total of 516 patients and was shown to be effective in reducing the frequency of seizures when compared to placebo. In
Lexaria Bioscience Corp.’s patented drug delivery technology, DehydraTECH™, 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-absorptionwith cannabinoids and nicotineby up to 5-10x, reduce time of onset from 1 – 2 hours to minutes, and mask unwanted tastes; and 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.
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