LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Jan 10, 2019–EMMAC, the European independent medical cannabis company, is pleased to announce a research collaboration with Imperial College London to deliver a long-term comprehensive research programme designed to inform and shape the future of the medical cannabis therapeutic industry. The programme aims to investigate mechanisms of action of cannabis-based medicinal products related to several clinical applications including pain and cancer, as well as characterise cannabis-based medicinal products in disease models with particular focus of chronic pain, spasticity and cancer.
The initial clinical study, which is currently going through regulatory approval processes, is a feasibility randomised controlled trial of patients undergoing major hepatopancreatobiliary surgery evaluating the efficacy of perioperative cannabinoids on pain, nausea and vomiting. The first stage, conducted with the Imperial Clinical Trials Unit (ICTU) and involving comprehensive patient and public involvement activities, is estimated to be completed by March 2019.
Under the terms of the Collaboration Agreement signed between
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