Connecticut Patent of the Month – March 2024

BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, is combining the power of AI with neuroscience to develop transformative medicines. Recently, the company has been granted a patent for treatments utilizing a non-sedating dexmedetomidine. This approach could redefine the treatment landscape for agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder.

Their method involves administering a composition containing a sole active agent, dexmedetomidine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, via the oromucosal route to the agitated individual. What’s remarkable about this approach is its precision and effectiveness. By targeting the oromucosal route, the active agent can quickly reach the bloodstream, providing rapid relief from agitation without causing undue sedation.

What sets BioXcel Therapeutics’ invention apart is not just its efficacy but also its safety profile. Traditional treatments often come with significant side effects, particularly cardiovascular complications. BioXcel’s method minimizes these risks, making it a safer alternative for patients.

The invention’s versatility is worth noting. It can be administered in various doses and forms, such as sublingual films, allowing for tailored treatment plans that suit individual patient needs. 

The impact of this invention extends beyond just managing agitation. It opens doors for better care and improved quality of life for individuals with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. By providing rapid relief from agitation without sedation, patients can experience greater comfort and stability in their daily lives.

BioXcel Therapeutics, Inc.’s invention marks a significant advancement in the field of mental health treatment. With its innovative approach, it offers hope for better outcomes and brighter futures for individuals grappling with agitation associated with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. 

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