Nexien BioPharma Announces Acceptance of Patent Application No. 238946 by Israeli Patent Office

— Patent covers use of cannabinoids and terpenes for treatment of
organophosphate and carbamate toxicity —

DENVER–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Nexien BioPharma, Inc. (“Nexien” or the “Company”) (OTCQB: NXEN), a next
generation biopharmaceutical company focused on research, development
and commercialization of novel FDA-compliant cannabinoid pharmaceuticals
and related drug delivery systems, today announced that its patent
application No. 238946 for “Use of Cannabinoids and Terpenes for
Treatment of Organophosphate and Carbamate Toxicity” has been accepted
by the Israeli Patent Office. This application relates to pharmaceutical
formulation compositions and their method of use in which isolated
cannabinoid receptor modulators are optionally combined with terpene
blends in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier to treat or prevent
disorders caused by exposure to an organophosphate or carbamate
acetylcholinesterase inhibitor.

The endocannabinoid system and other physiological systems can
potentially mitigate the effects of organophosphate and carbamate
toxicity when treated with medicaments affecting these systems in a time
and dose-dependent format.

Nexien’s unique process for treating symptoms incorporates a composition
comprising tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol formulated for
administration by an oral, nasal, buccal, sublingual, parenteral, or any
combination thereof.

According to the Notification of Acceptance issued by the Israel Patent
Office, examination of the application is completed and the application
has been accepted. Pursuant to several administrative procedures, it is
anticipated that a patent could transition from accepted to granted in
the coming months.

Alex Wasyl, Nexien’s Chief Executive Officer, stated, “Clinical
investigation of advanced cannabinoid drug formulations and delivery
systems could allow for significant advantages when compared with
existing standard of care options for organophosphate and carbamate
nerve agent exposure and resultant neurological and systemic toxicity.
As bio-warfare becomes an increasing concern around the world,
cannabinoid drug formulations could be a viable stand-alone or adjunct
treatment option to provide patients with fewer side effects and thus an
accelerated return to full functionality, whether soldiers or civilians.”

About Organophosphate and Carbamate Toxicity

Organophosphate and carbamate compounds are typically used as
insecticides, pesticides, petroleum additives and petrochemicals.
Organophosphate and carbamate have also been developed for use as
chemical warfare nerve agents, such as Sarin. While some of these
compounds are banned in developed countries, they are mostly inexpensive
and accessible, especially in poorer countries. It is estimated that at
least 750,000 cases of organophosphate poisoning occur every year with
an estimated 300,000 fatalities a year world-wide.

About Nexien BioPharma, Inc.

Nexien BioPharma is a US-based pharmaceutical company engaged in the
formulation, development and commercialization of cannabinoid-based
pharmaceuticals in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(“FDA”) pre-clinical and clinical pathways, to address a broad range of
medical conditions and disorders. Nexien BioPharma website:

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