IGC Pharma (NYSE American: IGC) today announced its receipt of a Notice of Allowance from the Commissioner of Patents, Canada, for its patent filing on the use of cannabinoids in the treatment of seizures (“IGC-501”). The formulation additionally received an intent to grant from the European Patent Office. With these and a previous award, the formulation for treating seizures is protected in the U.S., Canada and certain European countries. IGC provided animal data (dogs) on the reduction in the number of seizures by using a combination of cannabidiol (“CBD”) and phenobarbital versus either alone. The company intends to pursue the combination in further trials with a goal to monetize the formulation as soon as practical. One potential market is dogs in America, which represents approximately 63.4 million dogs with about 1 in 20 with the potential to experience a seizure in their lifetime. IGC’s intellectual property includes over 40 filed patent applications in various countries, including the United States.
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About IGC Pharma Inc.
IGC Pharma develops advanced cannabinoid-based formulations for treating diseases and conditions, including, but not limited to, Alzheimer’s disease, period cramps (“dysmenorrhea”), premenstrual syndrome (“PMS”), and chronic pain. IGC has two investigational drug assets targeting Alzheimer’s disease, IGC-AD1 and TGR-63, which have demonstrated in Alzheimer’s cell lines the potential to be effective in suppressing or ameliorating key hallmarks of Alzheimer’s disease, such as plaques or tangles. IGC-AD1 is a low-dose tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”) based formulation that is currently in a 146-person phase 2 clinical trial for agitation in dementia due to Alzheimer’s (clinicaltrials.gov, NCT05543681). IGC also markets a wellness brand, Holief(TM), that targets women experiencing premenstrual syndrome and menstrual cramps. For more information, visit the company’s website at https://igcpharma.com.
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