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Source: Lexaria Bioscience
Lexaria Awarded New Patents
Lexaria receives new patents in the fields of epilepsy and anti-viral agents

Kelowna, British Columbia, Apr 2, 2024 - (NewMediaWire) - Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (Nasdaq: LEXX; LEXXW) (the “Company” or “Lexaria”), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms announces three recent patent awards.

The Company has recently received two new granted patents in Lexaria’s patent family #24, Compositions and Methods for Treating Epilepsy, both awarded in the USA. These patents complement earlier research that discovered DehydraTECH-CBD was capable of mitigating epileptic seizures in rodents, and was also absorbed into the bloodstream more effectively than the commercially available cannabinoid-based anti-seizure medication, Epidiolex®. Each of these patents will expire in 2042 if not extended. These are the first patents awarded to Lexaria within this important patent family, where there are also international applications currently being processed, and they cover both swallowed capsules and dissolvable oral tablets.

The Company has received a granted patent in Japan in Lexaria’s patent family #18: Compositions and Methods for Enhanced Delivery of Antiviral Agents. Lexaria previously established in animal studies, that DehydraTECH processing of several antiviral drugs resulted in delivery improvements of between 42% and 204%. This newly issued patent will expire in 2041, if not extended. The new Japanese patent follows previous patent grants within this patent family in Australia and the USA.

With the issuance of these new patents, Lexaria is now managing a patent portfolio of 41 granted patents worldwide. Lexaria’s intellectual property remains a significant component in supporting future business objectives.

About Lexaria Bioscience Corp. & DehydraTECH

DehydraTECH™ is Lexaria’s patented drug delivery formulation and processing platform technology which improves the way active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) enter the bloodstream through oral delivery. Since 2016, Lexaria has developed and investigated DehydraTECH with a variety of beneficial molecules in oral and topical formats.  DehydraTECH has repeatedly demonstrated the ability to increase bio-absorption and has also evidenced an ability to deliver some drugs more effectively across the blood brain barrier, which Lexaria believes to be of particular importance for centrally active compounds. Lexaria operates a licensed in-house research laboratory and holds a robust intellectual property portfolio with 41 patents granted and many patents pending worldwide. For more information, please visit www.lexariabioscience.com.


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George Jurcic - Head of Investor Relations
Phone: 250-765-6424, ext 202

Topic: Press release summary
Source: Lexaria Bioscience

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