Turn-Key Ultrasonic Technology for the Production of Translucent “Water-Soluble” Cannabis Extract Nanoemulsions

August 24, 2019 | 11:00 am | Room 1 | Processing

Cannabinoids are insoluble in water and, as such, difficult to deliver into the bloodstream. When consumed orally, they undergo a slow and inefficient process of gastrointestinal absorption, leading to a delayed onset of action as well as low and unpredictable bioavailability. In his presentation, Dr. Peshkovsky will explain how to design and manufacture translucent, permanently stable, fully water-compatible cannabinoid nanoemulsions, which are efficiently absorbed by the body via many convenient administration routes (e.g., as beverages, edibles and topicals). Several categories of water-compatible bio-active ingredient formulations will be compared, with translucent nanoemulsions emerging as the preferred type. Absorption pathways of nano-emulsified cannabinoids from the small intestine into the bloodstream will also be discussed.



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Alexey Peshkovsky, President & Chief Scientific Officer, Industrial Sonomechanics, LLC

Dr. Alexey Peshkovsky received his B.A. in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Columbia University. His professional experience includes over 20 years as a researcher, entrepreneur, product developer, and scientific director in both academic and industrial sectors, mainly focusing on instrumentation design and process development. Dr. Peshkovsky is the author of over 40 scientific papers, utility patents, conference presentations, and books.