SOURCE: NetworkNewsWire

September 07, 2017 08:30 ET

NetworkNewsWire Announces Publication Highlighting Key Players in Big Pharma M&A

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 7, 2017) - NetworkNewsWire ("NNW"), a multifaceted financial news and publishing company, today announces the publication of an editorial featuring Lexaria Bioscience Corp. (CSE: LXX) (OTCQB: LXRP), a client of NNW that develops and out-licenses its proprietary technology for improved taste, rapidity, and delivery of bioactive compounds, including cannabinoids.

The publication is titled, "Landmark M&A Deals Continue to Shape Big Pharma." It discusses the perpetual merger and acquisition activity guiding the pharmaceutical industry today.

To view the full publication, visit: https://www.networknewswire.com/landmark-ma-deals-continue-shape-big-pharma/

"This recent industry activity highlights the rising demand for innovative and marketable offerings targeting the burgeoning cannabis sector, but they fail to capture the scale of a potential Lexaria Bioscience transaction. This is because of the wide-ranging applications of Lexaria's technology platform. To date, the company has noted potential applications for its lipid-based molecular delivery technology that include NSAIDs, nicotine, vitamins and cannabinoids -- applications that are supported by 19 currently-pending patents filed in more than 40 countries. According to biotech analysis firm EvaluatePharma, the global market for NSAIDs was valued at $11.4 billion in 2014. Meanwhile, the global market for vitamins is on course to reach $9.3 billion by 2020, the market for alternative nicotine delivery technologies is at an all-time high following recent FDA proposals, and consumer sales of cannabinoids are expected to reach $2.1 billion by 2020. All told, the market potential for Lexaria's flagship platform could be huge.

"It has been precisely this potential, alongside numerous clinical, financial and IP developments, that has driven Lexaria's growth in recent months. On July 18, the company announced (http://nnw.fm/wI0LB) that the Australian Patent Office granted a patent protecting its method of improving absorption, speed of onset and taste of cannabinoid active agents in edible products. This milestone was particularly noteworthy in that it followed Lexaria's announcement of a $1 million combined R&D program aimed at examining improvement in absorption offered by its technology for several groups of molecules, including NSAIDs, nicotine, vitamins and cannabinoids."

About Lexaria

Lexaria Bioscience Corp. has developed and out-licenses its disruptive technology that promotes healthier ingestion methods, lower overall dosing and higher effectiveness of lipophilic active molecules. Lexaria has multiple patents pending in over 40 countries around the world and was granted its first patents in the USA and in Australia related to edible forms of cannabinoids. Lexaria's technology provides increases in intestinal absorption rates; more rapid delivery to the bloodstream; and important taste-masking benefits, for orally administered bioactive molecules including cannabinoids, vitamins, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), nicotine and other molecules. For more information, visit www.lexariabioscience.com.

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