First results from a study on dogs showed close to 100% bioavailability of CBD using Innocan's LPT technology
This is compared to 6.5-20% bioavailability in humans when administered orally
Herzliya, Israel and Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - August 11, 2022) - Innocan Pharma Corporation (CSE: INNO) (FSE: IP4) (OTCQB: INNPF) (the "Company" or "Innocan") is pleased to announce results that approached 100% bioavailability following subcutaneous injection of its CBD proprietary LPT delivery system in a clinical study conducted on dogs suffering from pain (compared to literature data following intravenous administration1).
Typically, oral administration of CBD by humans results in bioavailability levels of between 6.5-20% of administered dosage.
Bioavailability refers to the exposure to the drug in the blood circulation when administered extra vascularly compared to the exposure obtained following intravenous administration, when normalized to the dose. The low oral bioavailability of CBD in people (6.5%) is a result of first pass metabolism in the liver and considered to be variable and dependent on fasting/fed conditions 2.
Innocan's Unique LPT Solution
By administering injectable CBD encapsulated in liposomes (the LPT platform), Innocan seeks to achieve long-lasting and therapeutic levels of CBD in the body. Innocan believes this will create a far more effective and prolonged therapeutic effect. Innocan carried out a series of experiments of its LPT platform on animals. These experiments have demonstrated initial positive results, supporting the viability of Innocan's intention to make CBD available to humans and animals for extended periods upon a single injection. Innocan's unique delivery method allows for the prolonged release of CBD into the bloodstream with improved pharmacokinetic (PK) performance. The research is conducted in collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and indicates potential for the Company's technology to deliver cannabinoids to the blood stream in a more effective manner.
Professor Chezy Barenholz of The Hebrew University said, "One of the challenges with CBD treatments is its pharmacokinetic profile after oral administration that is characterized by low bioavailability and fast elimination. Our preliminary data show that we may overcome these major obstacles using the LPT technology and this is very encouraging."
"It has been a long time coming, and now Innocan is showing remarkable findings from its CBD bioavailability trial using the LPT technology. We are optimistic about this being an important piece of information to both our shareholders and the scientific community," said Innocan CEO, Iris Bincovich.
Innocan is also pleased to announce the recent appointment of Roni Kamhi as an officer of the Company in the position of Chief Operating Officer.
Innocan is a pharmaceutical tech company that operates under two main segments: Pharmaceuticals and Consumer Wellness. In the Pharmaceuticals segment, Innocan focuses on developing innovative drug delivery platform technologies comprises with cannabinoids science, to treat various conditions to improve patients' quality of life. This segment involves two drug delivery technologies: (i) LPT CBD- loaded liposome platform facilitating exact dosing and the prolonged and controlled release of CBD into the blood stream. The LPT delivery platform research is in the preclinical trial phase for two indications: Epilepsy and Pain Management. (ii) CLX CBD-loaded exosomes platform that may hold the potential to provide a highly synergistic effect of regenerating and anti- inflammatory properties targeting the Central Nervous System (CNS). In the Consumer Wellness segment, Innocan develops and markets a wide portfolio of innovative and high-performance self-care products to promote a healthier lifestyle. Under this segment Innocan has established a Joint Venture by the name of BI Sky Global LTD that focuses developing on advanced targeted online sales. https://innocanpharma.com/.
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Readers are cautioned that undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking information as actual results may vary materially from the forward-looking information. Innocan does not undertake to update, correct or revise any forward-looking information as a result of any new information, future events or otherwise, except as may be required by applicable law.
Samara E, Bialer M, Mechoulam R. Pharmacokinetics of cannabidiol in dogs. Drug Metab Dispos. (1988) 16:469-72.
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