PharmaTher Announces Research Collaboration with Terasaki Institute for Novel Microneedle Delivery of Psychedelic Pharmaceuticals

By Globe Newswire7 days ago

TORONTO, Feb. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Newscope Capital Corporation (CSE:PHRM) (OTCQB:PHRRF), who through its wholly-owned subsidiary, PharmaTher Inc. (“PharmaTher“), is a specialty life sciences company focused on the research and development of psychedelic pharmaceuticals, is pleased to announce that PharmaTher has entered into a sponsored research agreement with the Terasaki Institute to develop a novel microneedle patch that aims to deliver psychedelic pharmaceuticals such as psilocybin, 3,4-methylenedioxy-methamphetamine (“MDMA“), lysergic acid diethylamide (“LSD“) and N, N-dimethyltryptamine (“DMT“) through microdosing for unmet medical needs.

PharmaTher's microneedle delivery technology, based on novel biocompatible and biodegradable gelatin methacryloyl material (“GelMA“), was invented and developed by the members of the Khademhosseini Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles (“UCLA“), and the Terasaki Institute continues to utilize and expand upon its capabilities.

PharmaTher will focus on developing a microneedle patch for microdosing of psychedelics that may overcome the potential drawbacks of oral administration, subcutaneous injections, topical and nasal delivery systems. The product and clinical development plan will seek to obtain FDA approval in delivering various psychedelics for various mental health, neurological and pain disorders.

The Terasaki Institute for Biomedical Innovation is a biotechnology institute which develops medical devices and cutting-edge protocols for a variety of diagnostic, monitoring and treatment applications. Their research platforms include work in biomaterials, cellular and tissue engineering, wearable biosensors and organs-on-a-chip.

“We are excited to work with the Terasaki Institute and the inventors of the GelMA delivery technology as it enables a solid foundation to expedite the product and clinical development for a first-of-a-kind microdosing delivery system for psilocybin, MDMA, LSD and DMT to treat serious unmet medical needs,“ said Fabio Chianelli, ...

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