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Oil Absorbing Technology to Benefit Eye Drops

A new technology that allows oil to be absorbed into water is set to transform the medical industry, and in particular the delivery of Cannabidiol (known as CBD) via eye drops.

The technology, developed by a team of researchers from Aston University for Max Bio+, enables oil to be dissolved in water.

Max Bio+ was founded in 2020 by Professor Shah, Professor Consultant Ophthalmologist, Professor Aston University, and philanthropist Sean Ngu.

The team started by looking at eye drops as there was evidence that the anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anaesthetic, and analgesic properties of CBD could help patients with dry eyes.

The question was how to get the CBD delivered to the eye when dropping oil in the eye clearly wasn’t a good option. It was while creating the eye drops that the team discovered their revolutionary new way to make the oil completely soluble in water – perfect for eye drops and a wide range of other applications.

For now, the team is focussing mainly on working with CBD oil, but the technique works just as well with any oil-based product, opening the door for a range of new products and breakthroughs in the future.

Laboratory testing of CBD using this technique has indicated that it makes CBD much easier for the body to absorb. When taken via the mouth, it gives up to six times greater absorption of the same amount of CBD into the body. Max Bio+’s resulting CBD liquid is 25,000 times more soluble than standard CBD and enables the team to make a concentration of CBD at 20mg/ml – around 6,000 times higher than most available CBD products.

Max Bio+ uses its patent pending technique to create a clear, tasteless, odourless product manufactured without alcohol, surfactants, or heat.

This clear CBD liquid can then form the basis for a variety of products from drinks to drug delivery, from inhalers to food, from sports recovery to pet care.

The liquid can also be freeze-dried for easier transport and further potential applications.