Numinus files provisional U.S. patent for proprietary process for rapid production of psilocybe and other psychoactive mushroom species


The process leads to standardized psychedelic extracts that are reproducible, scalable, cost effective, and commercially viable

VANCOUVER, BC, June 24, 2021 / CNW / – Numinus Well-being Inc. (“Numinus” or the “Company”) (TSXV: NUMI), a mental health care company that provides innovative treatments and evidence-based psychedelic-assisted therapy, is pleased to announce that its subsidiary Numinus Bioscience Inc. (“Numinus Bioscience”) has filed a provisional patent application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for a process that significantly increases the production of therapeutics for use in assisted psychotherapy. psychedelic.

The sustainable, reproducible and easily scalable process will be used to rapidly generate therapeutic products from psychoactive mushroom species containing psilocybin, other psychoactive compounds and a range of additional beneficial compounds, which some researchers at Numinus have characterized for the first time in psychedelic mushrooms. The resulting psychedelics are intended to be delivered in micro or macro doses to help treat mental health disorders that affect millions of people around the world.

“At Numinus, one of the main goals of our lab’s research and discovery work is to support accessibility to psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy,” said Sharan sidhu, Managing Director and Scientific Director of Numinus Bioscience. “The rapid production process announced today achieves this goal by improving our ability to transparently formulate safe and effective products with consistent psychoactive properties at scale, with the regulatory confidence that comes with standardized products. ”

Numinus first tested the production process to quickly generate a Psilocybe extract of species as “proof of concept”. The results revealed a highly efficient and evolutionary process that can be applied to other species of psychoactive fungi. Numinus will assess the clinical efficacy and safety of an extract generated using its proprietary technology in an upcoming Phase 1 clinical trial, which was announced in April 2021. The Company’s goal is to develop proprietary technology to make psychedelic products generated from psychoactive mushrooms more readily available in a market which may become regulated in the future.

“As research interest and the demand for compassionate access to psychedelics increase, patients will need safe therapeutics that offer consistent psychoactive properties and are scalable,” said Payton Nyquvest, CEO, Numinus. “With this in mind, we believe the rapid production process has the potential to transform the industry and ensure that as many people as possible have the opportunity to benefit from mental health treatments and promote their well-being. “

Today’s announcement reinforces the leadership of the Numinus Bioscience laboratory in the development of new psychedelic therapies, and highlights the opportunities resulting from the intellectual property strategy pursued by Numinus. This includes basic research into discoveries and laboratory processes that are reproducible, sustainable, profitable and patentable.

Below from Canada Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, Numinus Bioscience can own, produce, assemble, sell, export and ship a wide variety of psychedelics, including ketamine, lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), mescaline, N, N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT), N-methyl-3,4, methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDMA), psilocin and psilocybin.

About Numinus

Numinus Wellness (TSX-V: NUMI) helps people heal and feel good through the development and delivery of innovative mental health care and access to safe, evidence-based psychedelic therapies. The Numinus Wellness model – including psychedelic production, research and clinical care – is at the forefront of a transformation to heal rather than manage symptoms of depression, anxiety, trauma , pain and addiction. At Numinus, we lead the integration of psychedelic-assisted therapy into mainstream clinical practice and lay the foundation for a healthier society.

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