Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Reveals Different Extraction Methods Result in Differential Necrotic Effects of Cannabis on Gastrointestinal Cancer Cells

IC50 is the half maximal inhibitory concentration – a measure of the potency of a substance in inhibiting cancer cell growth

The preliminary results indicate that different extraction methods result in varied antitumor properties of cannabis BRM (Botanical Raw Material) exhibited in necrotic effects on gastrointestinal cancer cells.

Edible products in the cannabis industry are infused with cannabis resin extracted by three main methods: CO2, ethanol and pressure. These methods have advantages and disadvantages however their effect on the medicinal properties of cannabis for cancer patients were never clinically tested.

The current study indicated that heat and pressure extracts a more potent fraction of the plant than CO2 and ethanol in most of the cannabis strains tested. The study will further examine the chemical bases for this differentiation while its implications are clear. The development of medicine based on botanical material is confound to various parameters such as genetics, growth conditions and according to this study – extraction methods. The company also examines the effects of post extraction manipulation such as decarboxylation, winterization and formulation on the invitro toxic effects.

About Cannabics Pharmaceuticals

Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQB: CNBX) is a U.S public company that is developing a platform that leverages novel drug-screening tools to create cannabinoid-based therapies for cancer that are more precise to a patient’s profile. By developing tools to assess effectiveness on a personalized basis, Cannabics is helping to move cannabinoids into the future of cancer therapy. The Company’s R&D is based in Israel, where it is licensed by the Ministry of Health to conduct scientific and clinical research on cannabinoid formulations and cancer.

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