SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwired - October 26, 2016) - Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC PINK: MJNA) today announced that its portfolio company AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM® Biotech) (OTC: AXIM), a world leader in cannabinoid research and development, has secured private funding to continue its pharmaceutical clinical trials program in cannabinoid research and development for multiple indications.
AXIM® Biotech's most recent financing enables it to continue in the research and development of innovative pharmaceutical delivery systems and API (active pharmaceutical ingredients) for treatment of conditions for which there is currently no effective remedy. These indications currently include near term prospects for: MedChew, a cannabinoid-medicated chewing gum involving pain and spasticity in multiple sclerosis (MS) which will soon undergo clinical trials in Europe; then for a topical application of the cannabinoid, Cannabigerol, for psoriasis and atopic dermatitis (eczema) which is also being initially developed in European markets.
Other indications within AXIM's future plans for future cannabinoid-based clinical development include: Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease/dementia, attention deficit hyper-activity disorder, (ADHD), psychosis, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), autism, restless leg syndrome, glaucoma, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, Crohn's disease.
"We're extremely pleased that AXIM has received the financing it needs to continue clinical efforts with the Company's two near-term prospects. Further, the financing will allow the AXIM team of visionaries and world leaders, with proven track records, to create further cannabinoid-based innovations that may address additional indications," said Medical Marijuana, Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dr. Stuart Titus.
"AXIM Biotech's cannabinoid-based innovations in the extremely promising space of these novel therapeutics will provide consumers with a wide variety of new options worldwide. We salute and support the AXIM Biotech team in their clinical efforts and believe their delivery method for cannabinoids will provide a therapeutically improved delivery for future cannabinoid-based pain medication."
An AXIM® Biotech breakthrough invention on pace to be fully registered by the EMA and FDA by the end of 2018 is the world's first patented cannabinoid controlled-release chewing gum: MedChew Rx™. Recently featured by Reuters global news agency, MedChew Rx™ will change the way that medicine is delivered to patients worldwide. Directly compared to a sublingually delivered cannabis-based product currently on the market for multiple sclerosis (MS) in the Reuters article, the potential economic impact for MedChew Rx™ is estimated at $4.8 billion USD -- for spasticity and pain associated with MS.
Axim will be conducting a clinical trial on MedChew Rx™ at the Free University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands in collaboration with the University of Plymouth, UK as well as an academic center in the USA for a novel, patented delivery form of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain and spasticity in patients with multiple sclerosis. The anticipated duration of the trials prior to FDA/ EMA registration is approximately 12 months.
AXIM's pipeline of intellectual property (IP) protected cannabinoid-based products include:
- MedChew Rx™ -- THC/CBD cannabinoid controlled-release functional chewing gum to address pain and muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis (MS) patients as well as numerous indication extensions based on the proprietary delivery platform
- RENECANN™ -- the world's first cannabigerol (CBG)-based skincare product line
- ORAXIMAX™ -- the world's first CBG-based oral care product line
- Suppocann™ -- a suppository cannabinoid-release product for GI conditions such as IBD, IBS and Crohn's disease
- Ophthocann™ and Cannbleph™ -- cannabinoid-based products for reduction of intraocular pressure and for relief of conjunctivitis
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AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. (OTC: AXIM) is an innovative biotechnology Company focusing on research, development and production of pharmaceutical, nutraceutical and cosmetic products where we prioritize the well-being of our customers while embracing a solid fiscal strategy. For more information, visit the Company website at www.AXIMBiotech.com.
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