Published on
May 12, 2022

Albert Labs' Pre-Clinical Analytical and Toxicological Research Supports Company's Forthcoming Studies

World-renowned scientists from the University of CESPU Health Sciences Department, Portugal are working in partnership with Albert Labs' expert team to conduct safety and toxicology studies, in preparation for KRN-101's use in Real World Evidence studies.

VANCOUVER, BC, May 12, 2022 /CNW/ - Albert Labs International Corp. (CSE: ABRT) (FSE: VB50) (the "Company"), a research and drug development company using advanced culture technology to create pharmaceutical quality medicines, based on the mycelia of Psilocybe, today released further details of their ongoing preclinical studies. These are currently being conducted at the University of Health Sciences, CESPU, Portugal. The partnership established between Albert Labs and CESPU, provides Albert Labs with preclinical drug assessment capabilities, both in vivo and in vitro. The current work programme provides essential data on Albert Labs' mycelium-based pharmaceutical products in support of clinical trials due to start later this year. The clinical programme will investigate the potential to treat cancer-related distress, an indication thought to affect approximately 15 million patients worldwide.

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These pre-clinical studies, led by distinguished toxicologist, Dr. Ricardo Jorge Dinis-Oliveira, help to clarify the toxicological, pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic properties of Albert Labs' proprietary mycelium derived Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API). All preclinical work is conducted under Good Laboratory Practice ("GLP") guidelines and, through the OECD's Mutual Acceptance of Data scheme, will be accepted by leading health regulators such as the FDA and EMA.  This data is needed prior to the commencement of Albert Labs' Real World Evidence (RWE) clinical trial with its first product candidate, KRN-101.

Dr. Michael Raymont, CEO of Albert Labs, said, "Our partnership with Dr. Ricardo and his expert team is important, not just for our first candidate, KRN-101, but also for all Albert Labs' future product developments. Preclinical studies such as these are a crucial step for any drug development cycle and through this collaboration, we have been able to bring this capability and value in-house. It adds to our skill set as an "end-to-end" drug development company". Listen more to what Dr. Michael Raymont had to say here.

Dr. Ricardo Jorge Dinis-Oliveira said, "The team and I are honoured to be working with Albert Labs. We have strong alignment with their goals and we will ensure that their investigational product KRN-101 meets all the necessary safety evaluations prior to administering it to patients in their upcoming trial. We also expect to publish the outcomes of our work and bolster the already abundant safety data available in published literature surrounding psilocybin".

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Albert Labs is a clinical research and drug development enterprise, and its team of experts leverage advanced culture and extraction technologies to accelerate the development of effective mental health medicines.  Through collaborations with research institutions, hospitals and government agencies, and by the use of expedited regulatory approval pathways, Albert Labs is able to rapidly assess candidate products for their potential as licensed medicines in the treatment of mental health illnesses.

Albert Labs' first product, KRN-101, is believed to act on 5-HT2A receptors and is being investigated as a potential treatment for cancer-related anxiety. With over 15 million people thought to suffer from the condition and approximately 1 million new sufferers diagnosed each year, cancer-related distress represents an urgent and unmet need in mental health treatment. From this initial focus, Albert Labs will address broader mental health disorders, reported to affect over a billion people worldwide.

Albert Labs (CSE: ABRT) (FSE: VB50) recently executed a listing on the Canadian Securities Exchange (CSE) and filed a provisional patent for the scalable production of natural psilocybin medicine. You can find more details at or watch a short "About Albert Labs" video here (


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Dr. Michael Raymont

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman

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