We are happy to announce that the recording of Dr. Alexey Peshkovsky's 2019 Cannabis Drinks Expo keynote presentation is now ready. In his talk, entitled "Water-compatible cannabis extract nanoemulsions: benefits, formulation development and production methodology", ISM President & Chief Scientific Officer covered several topics critical to the cannabis-infused beverage industry.
The presentation started with a review of common routes of cannabinoid delivery to the bloodstream and a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks of each. Several types of water-compatible cannabis extract formulations (a.k.a. water-soluble CBD and THC) were then introduced, with nanoemulsions emerging as the preferred type. Main constituents and properties of nanoemulsions were discussed, and an overview of the methods used for their lab-scale optimization and commercial production was provided. The presentation concluded with a discussion of ISM's pre-clinical pharmacokinetic study results, explaining the reasons for the enhanced bioavailability and shortened onset of action afforded by cannabis extract nanoemulsions in the context of their fasted vs. fed state small intestine-to-bloodstream absorption pathways.
If you are interested in "water-soluble" cannabis formulations that can be infused into beverages, edibles and topicals, allowing these products to retain their original appearance (e.g., optical clarity) while providing enhanced bioavailability and shortened onset of action, please see the below recording of Dr. Peshkovsky's presentation:
Exhibit floor display
ISM also demonstrated some of its technology at the Expo's exhibit floor. Full-scale equipment displays were not allowed, but we were able to show some of the critical parts of our high-intensity ultrasonic liquid processors, designed for the laboratory, bench and industrial-scale nano-emulsification. We also exhibited our all-in-one NanoStabilizer® - a blend of food-grade (GRAS) carrier oils, emulsifiers, and preservatives (all derived from natural sources) that allows our clients to easily produce highly translucent, permanently stable and fully water-compatible nanoemulsions without having to develop their own formulations. Several types of translucent nanoemulsion samples were made available.
We will be back next year with an updated keynote presentation and exhibit floor display. Hope to see you at the 2020 Cannabis Drinks Expo in San Francisco, CA, and/or Chicago, IL!
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.