Pressure BioSciences Inc (OTCMKTS:PBIO) has won the first customer for its water-soluble CBD manufacturing system, the BaroShear K45, it announced Thursday.
The BaroShear K45 system is based on the company’s Ultra Sheer Technology platform, which applies high-pressure much greater than 20,000 pounds per square inch to create nano-scale emulsion mixtures of otherwise immiscible fluids — like oils and water — that results in stable homogenized products called nanoemulsions.
Given this ability, the BaroShear K45 system is a powerful next generation nano-emulsification system designed to fix a critical problem facing CBD manufacturers: the poor water solubility of CBD oil.
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Nano CBD Cosmetics LLC is Pressure BioSciences’ first customer, and founder Christopher Holden called the BaroShear system “groundbreaking technology.”
Dan Jorgenson, a director at Nano CBD, added that “nano-emulsified CBD products will soon become established as an important new standard in the industry.”
The new form of CBD oil created with the help of the BaroShear K45 system disperses instantly, thus making it easier for the oil to be added to sodas and seltzers, vitamin-infused sports drinks and beer.
Improving CBD absorrption rate
Pressure BioSciences, based in South Easton, Massachusetts, also said the system improves the effectiveness of CBD dosing as well as absorption.
The current absorption rate for orally consumed CBD is typically below 10%, but the company said the BaroShear K45 system could deliver up to a 90% rate.
Pressure BioSciences CEO Richard Schumacher said the company expects demand for the system to grow.
“We are also pleased to announce that we are in advanced discussions with over a half dozen additional companies about the potential of their purchasing the BaroShear K45 processing system,” Schumacher said.
“Since we plan to make only about a dozen processing systems in our initial manufacturing run, we are optimistic that purchase orders will be received for all available BaroShear K45 systems well before our original forecast of September 30, 2019. This is truly an exciting time to be a stakeholder in PBI.”
The company’s stock recently traded down 1.6% to $3 a share on the OTC Markets.
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