Sandusky, OH, Jan. 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PAO Group, Inc. (OTC Pink: PAOG) today released a 2022 strategic update on the company’s CBD pharmaceutical and nutraceutical development strategy. The update is included in its entirety below:
PAO Group, Inc. is an emerging cannabis and CBD company targeting growth via two tracks – pharmaceutical and nutraceutical. The Company is developing a cannabis extract-based therapy to treat various respiratory diseases and illnesses including COPD. Recent independent research has confirmed PAOG’s previous conclusions that CBD may also be a viable treatment for COVID-19.
PAOG has positioned itself as an emerging CBD Biopharma company on a development path to treat various and major respiratory diseases that represent billions in potential market sizes.
The Company has engaged a CRO to initiate the process for potential FDA approval of RespRx, its new flagship COPD treatment. COPD represents an estimated $14.1B market by 2025.
The World Health Organization estimates 65 million people worldwide are afflicted with moderate to severe COPD and GlobalData forecasts that the COPD treatment market will reach $14.1 billion by 2025. POAG, preclinical studies on COPD patients were conducted to evaluate the impact of its pharmaceutical grade cannabis extracts in combination with other therapies. Favorable results have triggered the planned PAOG development of this CBD-derived Biopharma product. PAOG has enter into an agreement with a Contract Research Organization (CRO) as a first step toward initiating an Investigational New Drug Application (IND) to commence the process for obtaining FDA approval for its RespRx as a COPD treatment.
PAOG acquired the proprietary formulations derived from a patented cannabis extraction process – U.S. Patent No. 9,199,960 entitled “METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING HERBACEOUS PLANT MATERIALS INCLUDING THE CANNABIS PLANT.”
With the patented intellectual property (IP) to include the existing and ongoing research and development, and favorable preclinical studies, management’s over-lapping tracks is the development of a CBD Biopharma treatment for multiple respiratory-related diseases, notably COPD, COVID-19, and others.
In preclinical studies, experiments to evaluate the potential of cannabis extracts derived from the patented extraction process in the treatment of respiratory diseases were conducted. The experiments were designed to evaluate pure cannabis extracts and cannabis extracts in combination with other therapies in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and Asthma. There are a significant number of genes associated with COPD and Asthma. The experiments evaluated the ability of various formulations to change Asthma or COPD associated gene expressions in human small airway epithelial cells. A cannabis extract alone demonstrated remarkable activity in gene arrays by up- or down-regulating individual genes by as much as 200-fold. Genes appearing especially sensitive to the introduction of cannabis extract were associated with inflammation, healing and cancer inhibition. Results from this series of experiments provided a baseline for comparison with data from subsequent studies, including a physiological study.
While the data behind PAOG’s pharmaceutical research is strong and management is confident in the potential of the proprietary technology to result in an FDA approved treatment, management recognizes the path to revenue is long and not without substantial expense.
According, PAOG has initiated a nutraceutical development strategy building on the same proprietary technology driving its pharmaceutical developments. The nutraceutical development strategy is anticipated to drive rapid revenue growth and offset the pharmaceutical development expenses.
PAOG has already launched its own independent line of CBD nutraceutical products under its “RX” label available for sale on North American Cannabis Inc.’s (OTC Pink: USMJ) ecommerce site www.usmj.com. PAOG expects to soon be adding to the “RX” CBD nutraceutical product line.
PAOG has also recently announced the development of a new line of CBD nutraceutical products for Puration, Inc. (OTC Pink: PURA) now underway. PAOG also expects to make a strategic announcement with PURA regarding a new partnership on CBD nutraceutical production resources.
With the strategic overview provided today, PAOG management plans to follow up with a number of updates providing more detail on specific aspects of the strategic plan overviewed here today leading first with the anticipated joint announcement with PURA on the new nutraceutical production resource.
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