Australia is producing a cutting edge world first medicinal cannabis wafer that provides a simpler solution than other cannabis products.
The product called Xativa is a tablet which dissolves under the tongue and research suggests it can help with pain, nausea, and certain motor diseases.
The company which produces it, iX Biopharma, says its patented wafer technology overcomes three common problems with the delivery of medicinal cannibis – lack of fixed dosages, inconsistent absorption and variable or poor bioavailability.
Janakan Krishnarajah, iX Biopharma’s COO, says the benefits of the technology could also be extended to other medications.
“It’s a highly porous little disk … we developed it to improve the administration of a variety of drugs,” Mr Krishnarajah said.
“The wafer itself actively disintegrates so there’s no need to swallow it which can be an advantage when looking at certain populations.”
Dr Ben Jansen, from Cannabis Doctors Australia, says Xativa could have benefits for both young and old people with certain conditions.