Canadian CANNAINVESTOR Magazine July / August 2017 - Page 31


▪The National Research Council (NRC) is the Government of

Canada's premier research and technology organization.

▪Collaborative Research Agreement:

•Signed February 2017, C$250,000, 18 month term.

•Co-funded research to investigate opportunities

associated with bioavailability enhancement of

lipophilic active ingredient compositions.

•Evaluate and determine the best methods for

processing lipophilic active agents within foods.

▪Each of cannabinoids (such as THC), vitamins, NSAIDs and

nicotine will be studied.

•Analytical testing including chromatography and

physicochemical evaluations.

•Results from this study could provide Lexaria with a

chemical or physical “fingerprint” that can help to

identify Lexaria’s technology at work in consumer

products, and will certainly lead to a greater

understanding of the results of its processes.

•Additional studies also being considered.