Noramco and SPI Pharma Announce Availability of New Excipient Compatibility Study for Cannabidiol Solid Oral Dosage Forms
WILMINGTON, Del., July 9, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Noramco and SPI Pharma announced that they have completed work on an excipient compatibility study examining a range of options for the development of cannabidiol (CBD) solid oral dosage forms, including orally-disintegrating tablets (ODT), orally-disintegrating powders (ODP) and sublingual tablets (SLT).
This study was part of a series of proof-of-concept (POC) exercises to enable the creation of finished drug products in patient-friendly dosage forms, which will be out-licensed to customers for immediate scale-up, registration, and market launch. This one-year old collaborative agreement between Noramco, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of controlled substance active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs), and SPI Pharma, a global leader in the manufacture and supply of functional excipient platforms and the development and licensing of drug dossiers in unique dosage forms, is progressing rapidly.
The companies have a phased development approach and they expect to offer the first generation of new formulations in late 2019 followed by full implementation of highly efficacious and patient-friendly dosage forms by 2020. Knowledge and experience gained during CBD dosage form development could be applied outside of the pharmaceutical sector to such areas as nutritional supplements, functional foods, beverage, personal care, and other consumer product group applications. Parties interested in reviewing the data or discussing potential licensing options for the finished CBD formulation(s) should contact Noramco or SPI Pharma. Continue