NorInvent's technology – XtriG – challenges the traditional methods for drug administration such as ingesting pills.
Several advantages are achieved by releasing the drug directly to the bloodstream via the oral mucosa and avoiding passage through the gastrointestinal tract.
Existing pharmaceuticals in a new way
NorInvent's drug delivery platform brings a revolutionizing new method for the administration of pharmaceuticals. A membrane loaded with the drug (such as ibuprofen or nicotine) and is placed under the upper lip. The saliva then releases the drug, which enters the bloodstream via the oral mucosa.
By facilitating the uptake of drugs in the oral cavity, existing medicines can have new and enhanced properties. For example, the technology could enable lower dosage, provide effect or onset in 5-10 minutes, reduce the load on internal organs, and have environmental benefits.