(OTC: MJNA) (the “Company”), the first-ever publicly traded cannabis company in the United States that launched the world’s first-ever cannabis-derived nutraceutical products, brands and supply chain, announced today that its investment company (OTCQB: AXIM) (“AXIM® Biotech” or “AXIM”) has filed a provisional patent for the first-ever face mask that captures and deactivates SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the demand for face masks has grown exponentially and is expected to reach by 2026 as the scientific data continues to support their ability to lessen risk of infection. AXIM’s face mask has a place in almost every setting and could be revolutionary in helping the world achieve its goal of slowing the spread of COVID-19 both in healthcare and everyday circumstances,” said Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Dr. Stuart Titus. “We are proud to support an investment company innovating such creative and necessary solutions as we all fight this pandemic together.”
Most commercially available masks are unable to efficiently filter the tiny aerosols that contain the virus. Viruses that are attached to the filtering materials can penetrate through a moist mask and, thus, increase the risk of infection. Noting this major issue, AXIM designed its novel face mask to provide enhanced protection from infection by capturing viruses in the face mask filter layer before they reach or after they exit the user’s respiratory system.
To accomplish the goal of capturing SARS-CoV-2 on the face mask, AXIM utilizes a proprietary set of reagents that are permanently embedded into the mask filter and capture the virus instantaneously on contact. AXIM’s initial laboratory testing has demonstrated that the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein tightly binds to the capture reagents finely interspersed throughout its face mask fibers, therefore significantly increasing the mask’s ability to effectively capture the virus when compared to commercially available masks.
“SARS-CoV-2 viruses are significantly smaller than the fibers within commercially available masks and so, inevitably, at least some end up passing through the mask. By coating the filtration layers of our face masks with our proprietary reagents, which SARS-CoV-2 binds to, we can ‘capture’ the virus in the masks to provide enhanced protection and lower the rate of COVID-19 infection,” said AXIM® Biotech CEO John W. Huemoeller II.
Currently, AXIM is examining the regulatory pathways necessary to obtain approval to distribute the face mask in the U.S., either through the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and in the European Union. AXIM plans to license face mask manufacturers to handle large-scale production and distribution of the face mask while manufacturing the preparatory reagent ingredients in its own laboratory.
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About AXIM® Biotechnologies
Founded in 2014, AXIM® Biotechnologies, Inc. (AXIM) is a vertically integrated research and development company focused on changing diagnosis and treatment for oncology and SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19). AXIM’s COVID-19 rapid neutralizing antibody test is the first rapid diagnostic test measuring levels of functional neutralizing antibodies that are believed to prevent SARS-CoV-2 from entering the host cells. Additionally, the Company is developing rapid diagnostic tests for the early detection of cancer and proprietary small molecules drugs to treat cancer and block metastasis. For more information, please visit .
About Medical Marijuana, Inc.
. Medical Marijuana, Inc. () is a cannabis company with three distinct business units in the non-psychoactive cannabinoid space: a global portfolio of cannabinoid-based nutraceutical brands led by and ; a pioneer in sourcing the highest-quality legal non-psychoactive cannabis products derived from industrial hemp; and a cannabinoid-based clinical research and botanical drug development sector led by its pharmaceutical investment companies and partners including and. Medical Marijuana, Inc. was named a top CBD producer by . Medical Marijuana, Inc. was also the first company to receive historic import permits for CBD products from the governments of Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, and Paraguay and is a leader in the development of international markets. The company’s flagship product has been used in several successful clinical studies throughout Mexico and Brazil to understand its safety and efficacy.
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