Cannabics Pharmaceuticals to Participate in the International Cannabis Research Society Annual Forum in Leiden, the Netherlands

The International Cannabinoid Research Society, ICRS, a non-political organization, is dedicated to scientific research in all fields of cannabinoids, ranging from biochemical, chemical and physiological studies of the endogenous cannabinoid system. It also acts as a source for impartial information on Medical Cannabis and the cannabinoids, the main role of the ICRS is to provide an open forum for researchers to meet and discuss their research.

In attendance will be Dr Haleli Sharir, Dr Nir Kfir, and Dr. Eyal Ballan, the company’s Co-Founder and CTO.

Dr. Sharir is reknown for her role in possibly identifying a new cannabinoid receptor, GPR55. As a member of a research group, it was observed that human GPR55 can be activated by several types of cannabinoids. The research was funded by the National Institute of Health (NIH/NIDA), and results are available through the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

Dr. Kfir’s background is in molecular genetics, specializing in RNA processing and chromatin organization. In previous work, he focused on high throughput screening and on researching new chemotherapy treatments that restore a cancer cell’s ability to undergo “programmed cell death”.

Eyal Ballan, CTO of Cannabics Pharmaceuticals said “We look forward to interacting and meeting with fellow enthusiastic researchers who share our vision and are looking to introduce cannabinoids into mainstream medicine. Following the recent FDA’s approval of a cannabinoid based drug we see great potential in bringing legitimacy to the medical cannabis industry that will lead to many additional approvals”.

About Cannabics Pharmaceuticals
Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc. (CNBX) is a United States-based public company that is developing cannabinoid diagnostic tests for the personalized treatment of cancer. Cannabics is developing a blood test that allows practitioners to precisely tailor medical cannabinoid-based therapies to an individual patient’s profile and cancer. Cannabics’ approach can also be used to develop cannabinoid-based therapies as preventive or primary cancer treatments – not just palliative, the way it’s being used now. By developing tools to assess effectiveness on a personalized basis, Cannabics is helping to move medical cannabinoids into the mainstream of cancer therapies. The company’s R&D is based in Israel, where it is licensed to conduct scientific and clinical research on harnessing the therapeutic properties of cannabinoid formulations.

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