IntelGenx to Promote VetaFilm™ Oral Film Technology at Human Biotech & Animal Health Business Partnering Summit

April 08, 2019

SAINT LAURENT, Quebec, April 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IntelGenx Corp. (TSX-V:IGX) (OTCQX:IGXT) (“IntelGenx”), a leading oral drug delivery company, today announced that it will promote its proprietary VetaFilm™ oral film technology for companion animal drug delivery at the Human Biotech & Animal Health Business Partnering Summit taking place on April 9, 2019 in Boston, MA.

VetaFilm™ is a rapidly disintegrating oral film designed to improve drug performance, promote compliance and increase the ease of drug administration in companion animals. As small as a postage stamp, the film can be flavoured to appeal to companion animals for spontaneous intake and will adhere on contact in the mouth.  Moreover, VetaFilm™ buccal absorption has the potential for improved drug efficacy, faster onset of action and reduced side effects by avoiding first-pass metabolism.

VetaFilm™ technology is compatible with a wide variety of actives such as cannabinoids. According to primary research conducted by IntelGenx’s team, cannabinoid-containing VetaFilm™ animal health products are in high demand by pet owners. Recent studies have shown that cannabidiol significantly reduces pain and improves mobility in dogs with osteoarthritis1.

“We are excited to be a part of the Human Biotech & Animal Health Business Partnering Summit,” said Horst G. Zerbe, President and CEO of IntelGenx. “The Summit is an excellent forum to demonstrate the innovative possibilities with VetaFilm™ and how this oral film technology can serve unmet medical needs in veterinary health.”

Reference
1 Gamble L et al., “Pharmacokinetics, Safety, and Clinical Efficacy of Cannabidiol Treatment in Osteoarthritic Dogs”, Front. Vet. Sci., 23 July 2018.

About IntelGenx
Established in 2003, IntelGenx is a leading oral drug delivery company primarily focused on the development and manufacturing of innovative pharmaceutical oral films based on its proprietary VersaFilm™ and VetaFilmTM technology platforms.

IntelGenx's highly skilled team provides comprehensive pharmaceuticals services to pharmaceutical partners, including R&D, analytical method development, clinical monitoring, IP and regulatory services. IntelGenx's state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which was established for oral film technology platforms, offers by supporting lab-scale to pilot- and commercial-scale production. More information about the company can be found at www.intelgenx.com.

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For IntelGenx:
 
Stephen Kilmer
Investor Relations
(514) 331-7440 ext 232
stephen@intelgenx.com
 
Or
 
Andre Godin, CPA, CA
Executive Vice-President and CFO
IntelGenx Corp.
(514) 331-7440 ext 203
andre@intelgenx.com

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Source: IntelGenx Technologies Corp.