Unlock the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids


Develop next generation pharmaceuticals

The science behind cannabinoids, like cannabidiol (CBD), is growing rapidly – with research demonstrating the potential of these molecules to support a wide range of health areas that could benefit patients with conditions including CNS (central nervous system) diseases,1 pain disorders,2 cancer3 and more. This is creating a myriad of opportunities for innovation across the pharmaceutical industry and inspiring the development of bespoke drug products that will support global patient health.

We’ve created an innovation platform that facilitates agile early-stage drug development and novel scientific discoveries in this new and promising field. Our offering includes:

  • High-quality, THC-free CBD active pharmaceutical ingredient
  • Access to leading minor cannabinoid actives and supporting clinical data
  • Customized solutions, including formulation and technical capabilities
  • Regulatory, quality and scientific expertise


  1. Ożarowski, M., Karpiński, T. M., Zielińska, A., Souto, E. B., & Wielgus, K. (2021). Cannabidiol in Neurological and Neoplastic Diseases: Latest Developments on the Molecular Mechanism of Action. International journal of molecular sciences22(9), 4294. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms22094294
  2. Argueta, D. A., Ventura, C. M., Kiven, S., Sagi, V., & Gupta, K. (2020). A Balanced Approach for Cannabidiol Use in Chronic Pain. Frontiers in pharmacology11, 561. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2020.00561
  3. O'Brien K. (2022). Cannabidiol (CBD) in Cancer Management. Cancers14(4), 885. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers14040885

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