Because GB Sciences holds licenses to grow, extract and sell cannabis under state-regulated programs, we can produce and use our own standardized cannabis materials in our products and in our research program. To create these standardized ingredients, GB Sciences has pioneered tissue-culture propagation techniques to reduce genetic drift and increase sterility in our cannabis plants. Additionally, we have adopted the use of automated, controlled growing environments for our plants to standardize their production of active ingredients. Our extraction methods are also designed to optimize the quality of these cannabis-derived active ingredients and raw cannabis extracts.
Our drug discovery program was created by a small team of highly proficient scientists who can identify a set of problems and create a single elegant solution. That solution is the powerful combination of GB Sciences’ proprietary in silico prediction approach, termed the GB Sciences’ Network Pharmacology Platform (“NPP”), as well as GB Sciences’ high-throughput screening techniques using cell-based models. We like to think that we work smarter, not harder.
Before starting our drug discovery work, GB Sciences selected patient groups based on the following criteria: a) these patient groups were not receiving adequate care from current or experimental pharmaceuticals; b) the disease processes involved drug development targets that were responsive to cannabis-derived compounds; and c) the preclinical work to develop these therapies for FDA trials were facilitated by well-established cell and animal models.