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SUDA Pharmaceuticals (ASX:SUD) oral spray drug delivery

Australian Business News
Australian Business News
24 days ago|2 views
SUDA Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX:SUD) Managing Director & CEO, Stephen Carter discusses the company's portfolio and the benefits of reformulating and delivering medication through the oral mucosa.: Anna Napoli: Hello and Anna Napoli for the Finance News Network. And joining me now from SUDA Pharmaceuticals (ASX:SUD) is CEO and MD, Stephen Carter. Stephen, welcome to FNN. Stephen Carter: Thank you Anna. Pleasure to be here. Anna Napoli: First off, could you start with an introduction to the company? Stephen Carter: Yeah, certainly. SUDA Pharmaceutical companies is a Perth- based company. We are focused on the reformulation and repurposing of existing blockbuster drugs, from usually solid form into an oral spray. And an oral spray as simple as this. This is just water you're not going to get any drugs. But by making a simple oral spray, we bring a significant number of advantages to the product. Anna Napoli: Stephen, what are some of the advantages of oral sprays as opposed to traditional drugs? Stephen Carter: There are a number of significant advantages in using oral spray. When people take drugs, they normally take a tablet, and tablets are very inefficient. Quite often only 10 to 30 per cent of the drug that you actually take in the tablet, will actually get into the bloodstream. And the reason for that is the moment you take the tablet, it starts to break down. As it gets into your stomach, the acids in your stomach break it down, then it gets absorbed in through the stomach and goes in through the liver. And as it goes through the liver, it is further metabolised and broken down, and quite often the product of that can be toxic and create problems there. When we spray into the mouth, we spray directly into the mouth. The drug then goes across the cheeks, into the bloodstream. Goes down through the jugular drainage system, directly into the blood supply, therefore bypassing the problem of degradation in the stomach, and bypassing the problem with first pass m...

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