Wednesday Nov 01, 2023
Wednesday Nov 01, 2023
NetworkNewsWire Editorial Coverage: The prestigious New England Journal of Medicine recently published results of a large study of 2,539 adults wherein weight loss of 49 to 52 pounds was a common outcome. With more than 37 million Americans suffering from diabetes, and with obesity at epidemic levels, it’s little wonder that millions of people are singing their praises of the new class of drugs responsible for these outrageously positive outcomes. GLP-1 agonists are a class of medications that mainly help manage blood sugar (glucose) levels in people with type 2 diabetes but are also helping treat obesity. Seems everyone is excited about controlling blood sugar and easily losing weight. But there may be an even better avenue to increased effectiveness and better outcomes. Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ: LEXX) (Profile), a global innovator in drug-delivery platforms, began diabetes-related formal studies last year with its DehydraTECH(TM) platform, which showed reduced blood-sugar levels and lowered body weight. With such encouraging early results, Lexaria is planning to launch new human and animal studies to examine whether DehydraTECH processing can make GLP-1 drugs such as semaglutide even better. Lexaria’s heavily-patented DehydraTECH drug delivery technology might improve bioavailability, lower costs, and enhance tolerability, weight-loss potential and management of diabetes and other health conditions. DehydraTECH may become a game changer in the multibillion-dollar GLP-1 drug market and could potentially lead to a collaboration with a dominant player in the space, such as Novo Nordisk (NYSE: NVO, Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE), Merck & Company Inc. (NYSE: MRK), or AstraZeneca PLC (NASDAQ: AZN).
- Lexaria’s DehydraTECH is easily integrated into oral product manufacturing processes to better deliver API payloads to improve bioavailability, reduce side effects and more.
- Lexaria is evaluating the impact of DehydraTECH on oral performance of GLP-1 drugs for diabetes and weight loss, a market forecast to reach up to an astonishing $200 billion per year.
- DehydraTECH is a scalable technology for a multitude of applications that has separately been licensed by Altria for oral nicotine products.
- DehydraTECH promotes fast-acting, less expensive and more effective oral drug delivery and has been thoroughly evaluated through in vivo, in vitro and human clinical testing.