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Presentation Recording, 2019 Cannabis Drinks Expo, San Francisco, CA

[fa icon="calendar"] Dec 3, 2019 9:30:00 AM / by Iva Gyurgina

Dr. Alexey Peshkovsky's presentationWe 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.

Presentation overview

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

Industrial Sonomechanics at Cannabis Drinks Expo 2019ISM 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.

Topics: Emulsion-based Products, General Announcements, Medical Cannabis

Iva Gyurgina

Written by Iva Gyurgina

Iva Gyurgina is the Director of Marketing and Customer Relations at ISM. She is responsible for creating and delivering ISM’s marketing materials and managing correspondence with ISM clients. Iva holds a B.S. in Finance and Management Information Systems from Seton Hall University as well as an M.B.A. in Marketing and Management from University of Connecticut. Prior to joining ISM, Iva was a Tennis Professional and has managed tennis clubs’ programs in several locations in NY. She has also worked in wealth management, technology and pharmaceuticals industries. Iva has proven experience in building customer relationships and delivering marketing strategies.