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May 12, 2016 09:00 ET

Intellipharmaceuticals International's CFO Domenic Della Penna Interviewed by The Life Sciences Report

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - May 12, 2016) -  Opioid abuse has moved front and center in the political and social arena, sparked in recent weeks by the still-unexplained death of music legend Prince. Heroin is the headline, but addiction to prescription painkillers, like those reportedly used by the pop icon to control chronic pain, runs a close second. How can the biotech industry deter abuse of drugs like oxycodone? Intellipharmaceutics International Inc.  (NASDAQ: IPCI) (TSX: I) has a potential solution, Chief Financial Officer Domenic Della Penna tells The Life Sciences Report, as well as a robust pipeline of generic options for a variety of indications.

The Life Sciences Report:  Can you describe Intellipharmaceutics International Inc.'s core technology and how it applies to your abuse-deterrent oxycodone XR new drug application product candidate, which you intend to market as Rexista™ Oxycodone XR?

Domenic Della Penna: Our multidimensional Hypermatrix™ technology is at the core of our controlled-release drug delivery platform. We are applying Hypermatrix™ to a wide range of existing and new extended-release pharmaceuticals. And yes, Hypermatrix™ is at the core of Rexista™, but we are just scratching the surface here on the complexity of Rexista™.

From an abuse deterrence perspective, Rexista™ is designed to be "best in class" within the opioid space, and thus has a number of adjunct technologies beyond Hypermatrix™. The most notable spinoff technology is our "novel Point of Divergence Drug Delivery System," or "nPODDDS," which lies at the core of the abuse-deterrence platform supporting Rexista™.

Continue reading this interview: Dialing Back Euphoria: The Intellipharmaceutics Prescription for Opioid Abuse

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