VANCOUVER, British Columbia, June 02, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- BetterLife Pharma Inc. (“BetterLife”) (CSE: BETR / OTCQB : BETRF / FRA: NPAU), an emerging biotech company, is pleased to announce that it has appointed Mr. Henri Sant-Cassia, co-founder of The Conscious Fund, to its Board of Directors.
Mr. Sant-Cassia has 10 years of experience working in the plant medicine field and has been a serial entrepreneur since his early twenties. Since 2018, he has been a founding partner at The Conscious Fund, the most active venture fund in the psychedelic medicine space. His expertise includes psychedelic compounds, operating models, venture funding, growth and exit planning, as well as managing media and investor relations campaigns. His work has created over $200 million in company valuations within the psychedelic world, and he previously worked in the manufacturing, retail and research of cannabinoid-based products. He holds a degree in law from University College London. Mr. Sant-Cassia also serves on the boards of Magic Med and Microdose, a media company.
"I am delighted to be working with Ahmad, who is one of the new breeds of CEOs from the bioscience space, and Patrick, one of the longest serving members of the psychedelic medicine community. We believe that BetterLife has enormous untapped potential, both within second generation psychedelic therapies and in the wider medical field," commented Mr. Sant-Cassia.
“We are extremely pleased to welcome Henri Sant-Cassia to our Board of Directors. He brings a wealth of experience in the psychedelic space, which will be very valuable as we execute our plans to develop non-hallucinogenic compounds to treat depression and other mental health disorders. We look forward to working with The Conscious Fund team and their extensive network within the psychedelic community,” commented Ahmad Doroudian, CEO of BetterLife.
BetterLife also announces the resignation of Mr. Sergei Stetsenko from its Board of Directors. The Company thanks Mr. Stetsenko for his contributions to BetterLife.
About The Conscious Fund
The Conscious Fund is the most active early stage venture fund in the psychedelic medicine space. It invests into drug discovery, clinics, addiction programs, retreats, AI, telemedicine, media and training. Its global, platform-based approach helps to transform outcomes for patients with mental health, addiction and chronic pain issues.
The USD$60 million fund has backed 14 of the leading companies in the sector, spanning drug discovery, clinics, addiction, AI, and media, and has incubated 13 projects, including The Psychedelic Medicine Association, the first psychedelic medicine SPAC, and Microdose, a profitable media company.
For further information, please visit www.theconscious.fund.
About BetterLife Pharma Inc.
BetterLife Pharma Inc. is an emerging biotechnology company engaged in the development and commercialization of therapeutic pharmaceuticals as well as drug delivery platform technologies. BetterLife is refining and developing drug candidates from a broad set of complementary interferon-based technologies which have the potential to engage the immune system to fight virus infections, such as the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and human papillomavirus (HPV), and/or to directly inhibit tumours to treat specific types of cancer.
For further information please visit www.abetterlifepharma.com.
Ahmad Doroudian, Chief Executive Officer
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