Published on
December 28, 2022

Biomind Labs Announces the Completion of the First Sublingual Psychedelic Formulation for Its Drug Candidate BMND08 for Depression and Anxiety in Alzheimer’s Disease

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 that it has successfully completed the development of a novel sublingual formulation to be used in the Phase II trial for its 5-Metoxi-N,N-dimethyltryptamine (“5-MeO-DMT”)-based BMND08 candidate for the potential treatment of depression and anxiety in Alzheimer’s disease.

“A new milestone achieved that strengthens our vertically integrated strategy. Our scientific team has completed the challenging development of our proprietary sublingual formulation containing 5-MeO-DMT and the production of the first batch to be used in the Phase II trial. We are extremely excited about our novel drug candidate which may allow us to address a new line of development to attenuate depression and anxiety states in patients with Alzheimer’s-type cognitive impairment. During the last decades, science has demonstrated that life expectancy can be extended but this realization may not be as good as expected, for example, does it make sense to live longer if we are not able to even remember our name or recognize a close relative? The consequences of the current lifestyle, routine, long-term neurological effects from Covid-19, plus the lack of brain training, have turned neurodegenerative diseases into common diseases. As such, the main driver of our Company is to focus on a potential solution for these devastating diseases and the potential improvement of neuroplasticity. Anyone who has a relative with a neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s, would give everything to stop the invisible, slow and irreversible suffering that completely extinguishes the quality of life. The sublingual route of administration addresses many pharmaceutical and patient needs, highlighting convenient dosing for geriatric and psychiatric uncooperative patients with dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing). Sublingual administration presents several advantages over oral formulations such as quick absorption, predictable potency, reduced interaction with other medications and foods, and ease of administration. The sublingual tablets are being delivered to the site where we expect to commence the Phase II trial as soon as they arrived”, commented Alejandro Antalich, CEO of Biomind Labs.

“The main objective of developing this formulation was based on providing a scalable formulation that would be inexpensive, convenient for repeated and prolonged use, and pain-free. In the case of tryptamines, such as 5-MeO-DMT, it becomes neurochemically inactive when administered orally, since it is degraded by monoamine oxidase enzymes present in the gastrointestinal tract, preventing its absorption to the circulatory system and the central nervous system. For the oral route of administration, adding monoamine oxidase inhibitors to protect 5-MeO-DMT from the first pass-metabolism, becomes critical. This factor considerably increases the complexity of the formulation, which maximizes the achievement”, added Paola Díaz Dellavalle, PhD., Chief Scientific Officer 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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