Tetra Bio-Pharma Inc, a leader in cannabinoid-based drug discovery and development has announced that it filed a PCT patent application for Cannabis Plant Residue and Use Thereof, PCT Patent Application No. PCT/CA2021/050886, with a filing date of June 28, 2021. Through the Tetra partnership with Thorne HealthTech, a submission to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) is being pursued. GRAS status will allow for the broad application of this novel ingredient in foods as well as dietary supplements.
Research conducted through Tetra has shown that cannabis plant residue can increase the growth of beneficial gut microbes including both Lactobaccillus rhamnosus and Bifidobacterium longum. When compared against the industry standard inulin, Tetra’s findings suggest this previously considered “waste material” to be discarded after cannabinoid extraction, as an excellent candidate for use as a novel prebiotic supplement.
If granted, this patent application will provide Tetra with protection for the use of cannabis plant residue material containing residual cannabinoids within a specified profile range, as an oral prebiotic component alone or in combination with other pro, post, para, or prebiotics as a dietary supplement for gastrointestinal health.
About Tetra Bio-Pharma
Tetra Bio-Pharma is a leader in cannabinoid-derived drug discovery and development with a FDA and a Health Canada cleared clinical program aimed at bringing novel prescription drugs and treatments to patients and their healthcare providers. Our evidence-based scientific approach has enabled us to develop a pipeline of cannabinoid-based drug products for a range of medical conditions, including pain, inflammation, and oncology. For more information visit: www.tetrabiopharma.com