CORRECTION FROM SOURCE: Psygen Announces use of Psilocybin in Human Trial and Provides Update on IP Portfolio
- patent applications filed for manufacturing processes
- patent-pending technology aims to improve yields and ultimately margins
Calgary, Alberta--(Newsfile Corp. - October 6, 2021) - Psygen Industries Ltd. ("Psygen" or the "Company") provided an update today on use of psilocybin in humans and on its intellectual property portfolio. Psygen is excited to announce that psilocybin recently used in a clinical trial was manufactured by Psygen personnel working with a third-party licensed dealer. The Company is also announcing that Psygen has developed patent-pending technology that is expected to improve yields and margins on revenue, and that the technology is key to scale-up and automation. Psygen's chemistry team garnered valuable experience from manufacturing the GMP batches that were used in clinical trials. This experience informed and accelerated the development of Psygen's patent-pending technology.
Psygen has developed key intellectual property rights focused on optimized manufacturing processes for psilocybin and other tryptamines. In 2021, Psygen filed two provisional patent applications at the United States Patent and Trademark Office (the "USPTO"), establishing priority dates. Current data on one of the two technologies shows evidence of improved efficiency and economics in the manufacture of psilocybin and other tryptamines. A second patent-pending technology developed by Psygen may provide additional formulation options for psilocybin.
Psygen has also developed key manufacturing and analytical processes that will be applied to manufacture and release of the pharmaceutical quality Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients ("APIs"), both for controlled substances and unscheduled substances that will be offered by Psygen. These processes are expected to be applied at Psygen's facility once construction is completed, and in the case of controlled substances, once Psygen's application for a dealer's licence has been issued.
Danny Motyka, CEO of Psygen, said, "Psygen was founded to improve access to psychedelic medicines for therapeutic applications and for research. Our work is focused on scaling production processes for synthetic psychedelic drugs. Any time a process is optimized, that optimization might be patentable. Psygen will create unique, comprehensive methods that render the ultimate process more efficacious."
In addition to establishing priority dates for the protection of Psygen's recent innovations by filing provisional patent applications, Psygen has protected its brand through filing applications for registration of trademarks.
This press release is a correction of a press release that was issued earlier today and retracted. The previous press release indicated that Psygen's patent-pending technology had been used to manufacture the psilocybin that was used in the clinical trial.
Psygen intends to be a leading provider of psychedelics for healing and wellness. Psygen will be a manufacturer of pharmaceutical-grade psychedelic drug substances for clinical research and therapeutic applications. Psygen consists of a team of industry and business experts with over 25 years of direct experience in manufacturing psychedelics. Psygen is building Canada's first dedicated psychedelics manufacturing facility for the synthesis of psychedelic drugs for clinical research and approved therapeutic applications. Psygen has worked in partnership with an existing Licensed Dealer to develop manufacturing protocols for psychedelic drug products.
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