SAINT LAURENT, Quebec, Feb. 17, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- IntelGenx Corp. (TSX-V:IGX) (OTCQB:IGXT) (“IntelGenx”) today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (“USPTO”) has granted a Notice of Allowance for US Patent Application 16/110,737, entitled “Film Dosage Form with Extended Release Mucoadhesive Particles.”
This film formulation patent covers novel disintegrating oral film formulations designed for the transmucosal absorption of drug, especially tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and is intended to protect IntelGenx’s DisinteQTM products.
“DisinteQ™ has been specifically designed to optimize mucosal absorption of drug by utilizing controlled erosion as a mechanism to release THC into the oral cavity, thus avoiding having a portion of the drug being swallowed and, thereby, minimizing the amount of THC that becomes subjected to unwanted oral first-pass metabolization,” said Dr. Horst G. Zerbe, Chairman and CEO of IntelGenx. “The DisinteQTM allowance comes at an opportune time as we respond to the multiple expressions of interest that we have already received in this distinct technology platform from potential industry partners, and further positions IntelGenx as a leading player in the cannabis oral film field.”
IntelGenx is a leading drug delivery company focused on the development and manufacturing of pharmaceutical films.
IntelGenx’s superior film technologies, including VersaFilm®, DisinteQ™, VetaFilm™ and transdermal VevaDerm™, allow for next generation pharmaceutical products that address unmet medical needs. IntelGenx’s innovative product pipeline offers significant benefits to patients and physicians for many therapeutic conditions.
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 offers full service by providing lab-scale to pilot- and commercial-scale production. For more information, visit www.intelgenx.com.
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