IGC Boosts Specialty IP Assets with Patent for Cannabinoid Composition and Method for Treating Pain

Bethesda, October 28, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- India Globalization Capital, Inc. (IGC) announces that the company was notified that its provisional patent application (Prov.62/050,864) based on a novel therapy that uses cannabinoid extracts from the cannabis plant for the treatment of pain was converted (PCT/US2015/050342) by the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office.

IGC is currently developing a nationwide brand by using this formulation (IGC501) as an anchor for the treatment of debilitating pain with administration via a topical cream. IGC has several patent filings in the combination therapy space for the indications of Pain, Medical Refractory Epilepsy and Cachexia. The pain market represents a significant component of the healthcare system and The Journal of Pain in September 2012 reported that the annual estimated national cost of pain ranges from $560 billion to $635 billion. Additionally, The American Pain Society recommends that pain be made more visible and be categorized as the fifth vital sign.

"We believe that we are uniquely positioned to move forward and market our formulation, through licensing agreements, directly through medical dispensaries in 23 states where medical cannabis is legal. We expect to begin to see revenues from this effort by early next year."

"In parallel, we intend to pursue a formalized strategy to further detail product efficacy through a vigorous testing pathway. We are proud to work on developing an alternative to popular opioid-based drugs to treat chronic pain in order to help reduce or eliminate the occurrence of common opioid side-effects such as constipation, nausea and respiratory depression among others," said Ram Mukunda, IGC's CEO.

About IGC

IGC is engages in identifying, developing or acquiring and commercializing cannabinoid based biopharmaceutical therapies that address end of life supportive care, hospice care, chronic neurological and oncological diagnosis. The company also supplies components for OEMs involved in health care and the Internet-of-Things. India Globalization Capital Inc. ("IGC") is based in Bethesda, Maryland.

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