Nuvilex, Inc., a biotechnology company, holds rights to use a proprietary cellulose-based live-cell encapsulation technology, known as Cell-in-a-Box, for the development of treatments for cancers and for diabetes worldwide. The company primarily focuses on the advancement of its treatment for advanced, inoperable pancreatic cancer that combines the Cell-in-a-Box technology with the anti-cancer drug ifosfamide. This treatment has completed Phase 1/2 clinical trials. The company, through its subsidiary, Medical Marijuana Sciences, Inc., uses constituents of Cannabis in developing treatments for cancer, particularly that are difficult to treat. The company was formerly known as eFoodSafety.com, Inc. and changed its name to Nuvilex, Inc. in March 2009. Nuvilex, Inc. was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Silver Spring, Maryland.