Lexaria Announces Positive Feedback from Pre-IND Meeting with FDA on DehydraTECH-CBD for Hypertension
- Significant Milestone Achieved in Commercial Product Development Program
- Abbreviated 505(b)(2) Strategy Confirmed as an Appropriate NDA Pathway
KELOWNA, BC / ACCESSWIRE / August 10, 2022 / Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ:LEXX)(NASDAQ:LEXXW) (the "Company" or "Lexaria"), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms is pleased to announce that it has received a positive full written response from the Food and Drug Administration ("FDA") from its pre-Investigational New Drug ("Pre-IND") meeting regarding DehydraTECH-CBD for the treatment of hypertension.
The FDA confirmed that it agreed with Lexaria's proposal to pursue a 505(b)(2) new drug application ("NDA") regulatory pathway for its program which is advantageous because this abbreviated pathway, as it is often described, typically enables a faster route to commercial approval than the traditional 505(b)(1) NDA pathway.
Lexaria's proposed Phase Ib clinical protocol for DehydraTECH-CBD for treatment of a target of 100 patients with hypertension was received favorably by the FDA, with a view to opening the IND application to allow Lexaria to work towards full registration of DehydraTECH-CBD for treatment of hypertension.
"We are very pleased to have received comments from the FDA toward opening our IND program and we will be executing FDA-confirmed IND-enabling work immediately," said John Docherty, President of Lexaria Bioscience Corp. "We were delighted that our proposals were very well received by the FDA and the feedback received will be very helpful in compiling and filing our IND application as the next major regulatory step we are focused on moving forward."
Additionally, as part of the communication with FDA, it agreed that additional non-clinical studies are not required prior to initiation of the DehydraTECH-CBD IND program, given the compelling data already presented by Lexaria and others regarding the safety and tolerability of CBD. This supports Lexaria's long-held belief that its recent human clinical study program would be supportive of our eventual FDA registration pursuits.
As a result of the favorable FDA response, Lexaria expects to remain on track to file its full IND application with the FDA by late 2022 / early 2023 as previously announced. This is up to 6-9 months sooner than if the FDA had required modifications in Lexaria's current IND-enabling work plan, such as performance of additional non-clinical study work.
DehydraTECH-CBD is protected by multiple patents in the USA and internationally and has received specific patent protection in both the EU and Australia for use in the treatment of heart disease. Lexaria continues to investigate all opportunities within the heart disease sector, including hypertension, arterial stiffness, and more.
About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp.'s patented drug delivery technology, DehydraTECH™, 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 26 patents granted and roughly 50 patents pending worldwide. For more information, please visit www.lexariabioscience.com.
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Released August 10, 2022