EMMAC and University of Insubria to present abstract at IACM 10th Conference on Cannabinoid in Medicine
31 October 2019, London. EMMAC Life Sciences Group, Europe’s leading independent cannabis company, announces that the manuscript, “Immunomodulatory Effect of Cannabidiol: Relevance in Multiple Sclerosis” has been selected for presentation at the annual conference of the International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM), the 10th Cannabinoid Conference 2019, in Berlin today.
The aim of the abstract and poster is to assess the immunomodulating potential of CBD which so far has had little attention. The study evaluates the effect of CBD on human peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PMBC) functional responses, including cell proliferation and cytokine production, and is part of a long-term research programme on the screening of Cannabinoids through an ex vivo/ in vitro human immune cells-based platform. The programme aims to investigate mechanisms of action and characterise cannabis-based medicinal products in disease models with a particular focus on spasticity, inflammation and chronic pain.
The abstract and poster has also been selected for publication in ‘Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research’, the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to the scientific, medical and psychosocial exploration of clinical cannabis, cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system, the official journal of the International Cannabinoid Research Society (ICRS) and the International Association for Cannabis as Medicine (IACM).
Barbara Pacchetti, Chief Scientific Officer of EMMAC, commented: “At EMMAC we believe the growth of medical cannabis must be underpinned by the most robust science, and we are pleased to be presenting this abstract at the IACM conference as we investigate the mechanisms of cannabis-based medicinal products with focus on spasticity, inflammation and chronic pain in multiple sclerosis and other diseases.
EMMAC is working with some of the world’s leading academic institutions such as the University of Insubria and Imperial College London to advance the industry’s understanding of the benefits of medical cannabis and we look forward to updating our stakeholders with
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The Center for Research in Medical Pharmacology at the University of Insubria is an international leading center in the emerging field of neuroimmune pharmacology, a young but rapidly growing discipline encompassing interdisciplinary research in pharmacology, immunology and neuroscience, with the overarching goal to identify novel therapeutic approaches thanks to the investigations of the neuroimmune network. Basic and clinical research focus on the pathophysiology and therapeutics of major diseases such as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, atherosclerosis and other immunoinflammatory-based disease. Clinical pharmacology, pharmacogenetics, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance are included among the interests and approaches of the Center.
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