CanChew Biotech has a patented technology which comprises the inclusion of regulatory acceptable active pharmaceutical ingredients [API] of the cannabinoid variety in a patented and proprietary chewing gum delivery formulation.
The MedChewRX® formulation offers a unique, socially acceptable, patient friendly, taste masked and convenient delivery format for delivery of the cannabis/cannabinoid(s) based medicine via the oral mucosal membranes.
MedChewRX's full oral-oropharyngeal mucous membrane delivery method is superior to other delivery methods.
Advantages of Oral Mucosal Drug Delivery system:
- Bypass of the gastrointestinal tract and hepatic portal system, increasing the bioavailability of orally administered drugs that otherwise undergo hepatic first-pass metabolism.
- Drug is protected from degradation due to pH and digestive enzymes of the middle gastrointestinal tract.
- Improved patient compliance due to the elimination of associated pain with injections.
- Sustained drug delivery.
- A relatively rapid onset of action can be achieved relative to the oral route.
- Oral mucosal systems exhibit a faster initiation and decline of delivery than do transdermal patches.
- The large contact surface of the oral cavity contributes to rapid and extensive drug absorption.