GW Pharmaceuticals and the Government of New South Wales Announce Clinical Trial

Oct 28 2015 01:43 PMNews & Views Share this

GW Pharmaceuticals plc and the Government of New South Wales (NSW) Australia, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU,) to progress a research program for Epidiolex® (cannabidiol or CBD) and cannabidivarin (CBDV) in children with severe, drug resistant childhood epilepsy.

“GW is pleased to have been able to respond to the needs of the New South Wales government and its citizens by establishing this research program for cannabinoid-based medicines in children with treatment resistant epilepsy,” said Justin Gover, GW’s Chief Executive Officer. “As part of this research partnership, GW expects to advance clinical trials in Australia for both Epidiolex and our earlier stage pipeline product CBDV.”

“This confirms NSW’s position as a world leader in cannabinoid research and demonstrates the determination of our Government to ensure we secure these groundbreaking trials,” stated NSW Premier Mike Baird. “Our research and development is...

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