PreveCeutical Provides Update on Sol-gel Drug Delivery Program
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - July 11, 2018) - PreveCeutical Medical Inc. (CSE: PREV) (OTCQB: PRVCF) (FSE: 18H) (the "Company" or "PreveCeutical"), is pleased to provide an update on the soluble gel ("Sol-gel") drug delivery research and development program (the "Sol-gel Program"), that involves testing an array of cannabis strains for the development and commercialisation of cannabinoid-based Sol-gels.
The Company's Sol-gel Program uses five distinct Cannabis sativa L. strains containing a broad range of CBD:THC concentrations, which allows for the development of medicinal cannabis products tailored for a broad range of ailments and diseases. The current focus of the Sol-gel Program is preparing Sol-gel formulations containing fixed CBD:THC concentrations, which, when sprayed using a custom applicator, will be able to safely and consistently deliver CBD:THC to the central nervous system in predefined ratios.
Before the Company obtained its medicinal cannabis import permits and licences, it laid the groundwork for the Sol-gel Program by evaluating the non-cannabinoid constituents of commercially sourced cannabis plants and assessing the feasibility of incorporating them into the Sol-gel delivery platform. This preliminary screening of non-cannabinoid constituents has heightened the Company's understanding of how components (other than CBDs and THC) impact the formulation of Sol-gel systems and provided insight into chemical compatibility, physiochemical stability and biocompatibility of Sol-gels with biological membranes, paving the way for the optimisation of engineered Sol-gels that possess the Company's target gelation and adherence properties.
PreveCeutical is also currently developing the custom Sol-gel applicator. The Company's research partner, The University of Queensland, has received several prototype Sol-gel spray devices from the Company's manufacturer. Although evaluations are ongoing, the preliminary results are promising.
Conventional methods of nasal drug delivery, such as drops and sprays, fail to deliver the therapeutics far enough into the nasal cavity and are rapidly removed by the nose's self-cleaning mechanisms, decreasing their efficacy. The Company's Sol-gel formulations aims to resolve these issues, making them an ideal vehicle for the nose-to-brain delivery of a host of therapeutic agents, including cannabinoids, for the treatment of central nervous system conditions, such as pain, inflammation, seizures and neurological disorders. Therefore, the Company believes its Sol-gel platform is an ideal vector for improving therapeutic outcomes for patients seeking access to cannabinoid-based products and therapies.
PreveCeutical is a health sciences company that develops innovative options for preventive and curative therapies utilizing organic and nature identical products.
PreveCeutical aims to be a leader in preventive health sciences and currently has five research and development programs, including: dual gene therapy for curative and prevention therapies for diabetes and obesity; the Sol-gel Program; Nature Identical™ peptides for treatment of various ailments; non-addictive analgesic peptides as a replacement to the highly addictive analgesics such as morphine, fentanyl and oxycodone; and a therapeutic product for treating athletes who suffer from concussions (mild traumatic brain injury).
PreveCeutical sells CELLB9®, an Immune System Booster. CELLB9 is an oral solution containing polarized and potentiated essential minerals extracted from a novel peptide obtained from Caribbean Blue Scorpion venom. This product is available on the Company's website.
On Behalf of the Board of Directors
"Stephen Van Deventer"
Chairman, CEO and President
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