Published on
October 11, 2022

Biomind Labs Announces Pre-IND Meeting Request Granted by FDA for Its New Chemical Entity Triptax™ Targeting Treatment-Resistant Depression

Biomind Labs Inc. (“Biomind Labs” or the “Company”) (NEO: BMND) (OTC: BMNDF) (FSE: 3XI), a leading biotech company focused on developing the next generation of pharmaceuticals to treat patients suffering from neurological and psychiatric disorders by scientifically harnessing the medicinal power of psychedelic molecules, is pleased to announce a Pre-Investigational New Drug (“Pre-IND”) meeting granted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (the “FDA”) for the Company’s new chemical entity (“NCE”) Triptax™.

“This is a new major step in our expansion to the U.S. to upgrade our clinical pipeline. Our NCE Triptax™ could be used as an active pharmaceutical ingredient or as a chemical precursor of Biomind’s novel formulations to treat depression, specifically Treatment-Resistant Depression, a Major Depressive Disorder in adults who have not responded adequately to at least two different antidepressants of adequate dose and duration to treat current depressive episodes,” commented Alejandro Antalich, CEO of Biomind Labs.

The Company has submitted a briefing package to the Division of Psychiatry, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the FDA, and awaits further feedback on the NCE Triptax™. The Pre-IND meeting is a critical step in the U.S. regulatory approval process that provides an opportunity for the Company and the FDA to discuss the NCE development plan and to obtain the FDA’s guidance for new clinical trials the Company may conduct on the NCE Triptax™.

“The meeting granted by the FDA comes at the right moment, as we are finalizing processing the clinical data from the first part of our Phase II trial of our novel drug candidate BMND01 for Treatment-Resistant Depression, a key element to support the design of our future investigational new drug clinical trials to be conducted in the U.S. Our main focus is to rapidly advance on our clinical pipeline to get the first registered pharmaceutical drug ready to be used by millions of patients across the world, while considering what is needed to secure the required funding to support large-scale clinical trials, such as democratic access, demonstrated efficacy, and safety and compliance with regulatory authorities,” concluded Alejandro Antalich, CEO of Biomind Labs.

About Biomind Labs Inc.

Biomind Labs is a biotech research and development company aimed at transforming biomedical sciences knowledge into novel pharmaceutical drugs and innovative nanotech delivery systems for a variety of psychiatric and neurological conditions. Through its acceleration platform, Biomind Labs is developing novel pharmaceutical formulations of the main psychedelic molecules, N, N-dimethyltryptamine (“DMT”), 5-MeO-DMT and mescaline for treating a wide range of therapeutic indications. Biomind Labs’ focus is to provide patients access to affordable and modern-day treatments.

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