South Easton, MA, June 4, 2020 – Pressure BioSciences, Inc. (OTCQB: PBIO) (“PBI” or the “Company”), a leader in the development and sale of broadly enabling, pressure-based instruments, consumables, and platform technology solutions to the worldwide biotechnology, biotherapeutics, cosmeceuticals, nutraceuticals, and food & beverage industries, today announced the receipt of an order for the 12th and final system scheduled to be built in the Company’s initial manufacturing run of its revolutionary BaroShear™ K45 processing system. Based on the Company’s proprietary Ultra Shear Technology™ (UST™) platform, the BaroShear K45 is a unique and powerful nanoemulsification system designed to resolve one of the most critical problems facing the global hemp-derived cannabinoid industry today: how to make hemp-derived cannabinoid oil effectively soluble in water, to optimize absorption and bioavailability when consumed or applied. The cannabidiol market is projected to exceed $20B by 2024 (Forbes, May 2019).
Hemp-derived cannabinoids are extracted from the hemp plant in oil. As with any oil-based product, it is difficult for the water-based biology of our human bodies to access and absorb the tiny hemp-derived cannabinoid molecules that are hidden within hemp oil drops. These drops remain relatively large after traditional aggressive emulsification methods, which results in poor and variable absorption levels of hemp-derived cannabinoid molecules in the body for the treatment of targeted conditions. Low or widely varying levels of hemp-derived cannabinoid absorption and biological accessibility is a critical issue that may significantly impact the bioavailability and effectiveness of the potential benefits of hemp-derived cannabinoid products on the market today.