Lexaria Bioscience (NASDAQ: LEXX, LEXXW), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms, today announced that dosing has begun in its human clinical nicotine study NIC-H22-1. Current cigarette smokers are participating in the 36-person human pharmacokinetic randomized, double blinded, cross-over study, wherein each person will visit the laboratory to be dosed three times over the coming weeks. Only one oral nicotine pouch (DehydraTECH-nicotine, On! brand manufactured by Altria, or Zyn brand manufactured by Swedish Match) will be administered and evaluated during each visit. The primary objectives are to determine the quantity of nicotine in blood at various time points and collection of vital-sign data of temperature, blood pressure, heart rate and respiratory rate. In addition, subjective evaluations related to throat burn, user experience, gastrointestinal experience and more will be conducted.
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About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria’s patented drug delivery technology, DehydraTECH(TM), 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-absorption with cannabinoids, antiviral drugs, PDE5 inhibitors and more. DehydraTECH has also evidenced an ability to deliver some drugs more effectively across the blood brain barrier. Lexaria operates a licensed in-house research laboratory and holds a robust intellectual property portfolio with 27 patents granted and roughly 50 patents pending worldwide. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.LexariaBioscience.com.
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