Canuevo is developing drug delivery mechanisms for cannabinoid formulations to increase delivery efficacy. Improving drug delivery is achieved by allowing the body to be exposed to an active compound for long periods of time. Encapsulation agents act as a barrier protecting the active compound and helping it reach its destination.
At Canuevo we design custom vessels for our encapsulated cannabinoids using a variety of biocompatible polymer networks. A mixture of polymer networks can guide the release of an active compound into the body. Depending on the network chosen it can be tuned to withstand low pH and dissolve at higher pH’s. Orally ingested capsules experience a similar change in pH when passing through the gastrointestinal tract.
Novel applications for cannabinoids are being discovered every day. Cannabidiol (CBD) has shown promising effects with the management of many neurological disorders such as epilepsy, seizures, movement disorders such as Parkinson’s, Huntington’s, ALS, Alzheimer’s, MS and chronic inflammation. CBD is particularly effective in treating children as it is non-psychoactive and therefore does not produce the “high” generally associated with some cannabinoids.
Ultimately, Canuevo is trying to improve delivery mechanisms for cannabinoids allowing patients to get the medicine they deserve.
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