IGC Expands Phytocannabinoid IP Portfolio with Patent Filing for Method & Composition for Treating Seizure Disorders

Approximately 50 million people worldwide are affected by Epilepsy (Sanders, 2003). Epilepsy is thought to be due to multiple factors that include Sodium, Potassium, GABA (gamma amino butyric acid) and NMDA (N-Methyl-d-aspartate). It is believed that to maximally control Epilepsy, modulation of one or more of these receptors is required and that mono therapy is adequate in up to 25% of patients.

Mr. Ram Mukunda, CEO of IGC commented, “We see a significant opportunity in phytocannabinoid-based therapies and this filing complements our portfolio which encompasses the indications of Pain, Medical Refractory Epilepsy and Cachexia. Our plan is to evaluate pre-clinical measures such as testing and toxicity with a specialized firm in Israel to potentially capture cost efficiencies as we continue to build our phytocannabinoid-based based bio-pharmaceutical and nutraceutical IP assets.”

About IGC

In the United States, we develop phytocannabinoid-based therapies and build state-of-the art farming facilities that we can eventually use to grow and extract pharmaceutical grade phytocannabinoids. IGC has several patent filings for the indications of Pain, Medical Refractory Epilepsy and Cachexia using cannabinoids. Internationally, IGC engages in leasing, trading and managing infrastructure projects. We are based in Bethesda, Maryland.

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