Former President of GW Pharmaceuticals USA Joins Lexaria Bioscience as Strategic Advisor
KELOWNA, BC / ACCESSWIRE / January 23, 2023 / Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (NASDAQ:LEXX)(NASDAQ:LEXXW) (the "Company" or "Lexaria"), a global innovator in drug delivery platforms is pleased to announce that the former President of GW Pharmaceuticals USA, Julian Gangolli, is joining Lexaria Bioscience Corp as a Strategic Advisor.
"I am excited to be advising Lexaria Bioscience as it has become an established force in the field of improved drug delivery. As with GW Pharmaceutical's innovations in the cannabinoid field, the potential of Lexaria's disruptive drug delivery technology is significant and I hope to assist Lexaria in its commercial development of DehydraTECH for multiple applications," said Julian Gangolli.
"As we intensify our focus during 2023 on commercial execution of our robust DehydraTECH technology portfolio, I am very pleased to welcome Julian with his extensive pharmaceutical experience, to the broadening Lexaria team," said Chris Bunka, CEO of Lexaria.
Julian Gangolli was appointed US President of GW Pharmaceuticals in 2015. He oversaw approval by the US Food and Drug Administration of the first and only pure cannabidiol ("CBD") drug ever approved by the FDA, Epidiolex®, and its subsequent successful commercialization in the USA. This commercial success led ultimately to the acquisition of GW Pharmaceuticals by Jazz Pharmaceuticals in 2021 in a $7.2 billion transaction.
Mr. Gangolli was previously North American President of Allergan and a member of their Executive Management team that oversaw the sale of Allergan to Actavis in 2015. Mr. Gangolli was a senior member of the Allergan management team from 1998 onwards that transformed Allergan into one of the leading specialty pharmaceutical companies in the US.
Stock options valid to purchase 5,000 shares of the Company are being issued to Mr. Gangolli with an exercise price of $2.73 per share, valid for 5 years from the date of issuance.
About Lexaria Bioscience Corp.
Lexaria Bioscience Corp.'s patented drug delivery technology, DehydraTECH™, improves the way active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) enter the bloodstream through 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 28 patents granted and many patents pending worldwide. For more information, please visit www.lexariabioscience.com.
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Released January 23, 2023