Crescita's Patented Delivery Technologies Demonstrate Enhanced Skin Permeation of Cannabidiol

Monday, October 15, 2018 Drug News
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LAVAL, QC, Oct. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ - Crescita Therapeutics Inc. (TSX: CTX) (Crescita or the Company), a Canadian commercial

dermatology company with a portfolio of non-prescription skincare products and prescription drug products for the treatment and care of skin conditions, diseases and their symptoms, is pleased to announce that its patented transdermal delivery technologies:
Multiplexed Molecular Penetration Enhancer ("MMPE™") and DuraPeel™ have demonstrated enhanced permeation of Cannabidiol ("CBD"), the non-psychoactive component of cannabis, in a recent in-vitro skin permeation study performed in Franz Diffusion Cells.

The study, using human cadaver skin, was performed by an independent Southern California-based laboratory specializing in the transdermal delivery of actives, showed that both MMPE and DuraPeel significantly increased the transdermal permeation of CBD over the control formulation by up to 14- and 6-fold, respectively. CBD has been associated with antiseizure, antioxidant, neuroprotective, anxiolytic, anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, and antipsychotic effects. These proprietary technologies have already been successfully utilized in a number of topical products to enhance the delivery of different active ingredients. The Company has expertise in developing and manufacturing topical and transdermal skincare products for a wide variety of conditions and is interested in engaging with partners to develop and commercialize cannabinoid-containing products.

"We are extremely pleased with the results of this preliminary study demonstrating the ability of Crescita's proprietary drug delivery technologies to increase the permeation of CBD through the skin." said Serge Verreault, President and CEO. "With the Canadian legalization date of cannabis only days away, and the wide range of potential applications and therapeutic areas, we are encouraged that with the right strategic collaborator, we will be successful in bringing a number of topical and transdermal cannabinoid products to market."

For further information about the results of this study or to discuss potential collaboration opportunities, please contact

About MMPE™The MMPE technology uses synergistic combinations of pharmaceutical excipients included on the FDA's Inactive Ingredient Guide for improved topical delivery of active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) into or through the skin.  The benefits of this technology include the potential for increased penetration of APIs with the possibility of improved efficacy, lower API concentration and/or reduced dosing.  Issued U.S. patents provide intellectual property protection through March 6, 2027.

About DuraPeel™The DuraPeel technology is a self-occluding, film-forming cream/gel formulation that provides extended release delivery to the site of application. The cream/gel contains a drug applied to a patient's skin forming a pliable layer that releases drug into the skin for up to 12 hours. The benefits of the DuraPeel technology include proven compatibility with a variety of active pharmaceutical ingredients ("APIs"). A self-occluding film reduces product transference risk, provides fast drying time, facilitates easy application and removal, and enables application to large and irregular skin surfaces. Patents have been issued in Australia, Canada, Japan and the U.S. with the latest expiry in 2027. The European patent application is still pending.

About Crescita Therapeutics Inc.Crescita (TSX: CTX) is a publicly traded, Canadian commercial dermatology company with a portfolio of non-prescription skincare products and prescription drug products for the treatment and care of skin conditions and diseases and their symptoms. Crescita owns multiple proprietary drug delivery platforms that support the development of patented formulations that can facilitate the delivery of active drugs into or through the skin. For additional information, please visit

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