LAS VEGAS, Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — GB Sciences, Inc. (OTCQB: GBLX) has entered into a Contract Research Agreement with the Universidad de Sevilla (“USE”) to develop a time-released version of GB Sciences’ proprietary, THC-free, myrcene-based chronic pain formulations.
GB Sciences has identified USE as having top-notch nanotechnology experts, excellent research facilities, and state-of-the art scientific equipment. The group working with GB Sciences on this important project is headed by Dr. Mercedes Fernández Arévalo and Dr. Lucia Martin Banderas.
In order from left to right are: Dr. Lucía Martín Banderas, Nanomedicine Researcher, Pharmacy and Technology Dept. at USE, Dr. Carlos Rios-Bedoya, Science Advisor to GB Sciences, Dr. Julián Martínez Fernández; Vice-Rector for Research at USE, Dr. Andrea Small-Howard, Chief Science Officer of GB Sciences, and Dr. Mercedes Fernández Arévalo, Nanomedicine Researcher, Pharmacy and Technology Dept at USE.
“Our research group has been diligently working on the development of new oral drug delivery systems. We design nanometric systems able to offer the greatest control and effectiveness of the drug taking into account physicochemical and biopharmaceutical drug properties. This is the case of our recently developed cannabinoid nanosystems. More recently, we were involved in the development of nanosystems intended to actively target specific diseases, which involves developing more complex nanosystems with highly specific surface properties,” said Dr. Mercedes Fernández Arévalo (I+DNanomed, Website: grupos.us.es/idnanomed/).
In May of 2017, GB Sciences filed a provisional patent application for myrcene-containing complex mixtures for chronic pain relief (among other uses). GB Sciences is now collaborating with USE to develop a suitable nanotech-based delivery mechanism that would provide a steady release of active ingredients over time, which is very desirable for chronic conditions.
“Some patients who need relief from chronic pain, do not want the psychoactive effects of THC found in other cannabis-based therapies. GB Sciences’ THC-free pain formulation may be just what they need,” said Dr. Andrea Small-Howard, Chief Science Officer of GB Sciences. “However, we believe that developing a time-released formulation in conjunction with USE would increase the effectiveness of our chronic pain therapy and improve patient compliance. Time-release formulas are taken less frequently and achieve more consistent pain relief over time.”
“GB Sciences is proud of our affiliation with USE,“ said John Poss, CEO of GB Sciences, “together we will develop a line of time release formulations for medications to best meet the needs of patients all around the world.”
About GB Sciences, Inc.
Growblox Life Sciences, LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of GB Sciences, Inc. (GBLX) that is a diverse cannabis company, focused on standardized cultivation and production methods; as well as biopharmaceutical research and development. The Company’s goal is creating safe, standardized, pharmaceutical-grade, cannabinoid therapies that target a variety of medical conditions. To learn more about GB Sciences, Inc., go to: http://gbsciences.com.
About Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad de Sevilla (USE) is an institution with more than five centuries of history, with an accredited academic tradition, and with recognition as an International Campus of Excellence. All of our qualifications are adapted to the European Higher Education Area and cover all areas of knowledge that provide a public higher education service through study, teaching and research, as well as the generation, development and dissemination of knowledge at the service of Society and Citizenship. USE has made an important effort to improve its research facilities and scientific equipment, which has made it possible to be a Center for Research Excellence that answers public calls for research, engages in collaborations with companies, and creates an important patent portfolio. Our Campus model is integrated in to the city of Sevilla, unfolding in several urban areas and contributing to the vibrancy of the city. www.us.es
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